Dillon wastes no time converting traineeship into career

Meet one of Maxima’s star NSW Indigenous Employment Program trainees – Dillon.

Coming to Maxima after missing out on an online job opportunity, Dillon completed his Certificate III in Business Administration through Maxima with Orange Aboriginal Medical Service (OAMS).

During his time, Dillon showed such commitment and enthusiasm for his role, he was immediately offered a position as an Executive Assistant following the conclusion of his traineeship in April 2022.

For his part, Dillon said enjoying the work and having amazing support from both OAMS and Maxima had made his transition into the role much easier.

“I honestly love everything about my role and workplace. Working at OAMS is more than just working here. Being a part of the team is like being a part of a big, respectful family. Since the day I started I have been so much happier in all aspects of life. I really cannot stress enough how lovely and kind everyone is at OAMS,” Dillon said.

And with his Maxima Consultant Garry based in Sydney – a nearly four-hour drive away from Orange – Dillon knew the level of commitment and support Garry consistently showed was nothing short of phenomenal.

“Garry from the get-go has been the best. He is super-efficient, if it wasn’t for him, I would not have been successful in my traineeship.”

“Mate, you have been there for me since the start and have guided me on this journey.”

As part of his traineeship, Dillon was exposed to all aspects of the business and earned a nomination to Chair an internal OAMS committee, a responsibility not lost on him.

“If I had to choose, my biggest success would be being nominated to the Chair of the Cultural Advisory Committee within OAMS. This was pretty special for me seeing as I had only been at OAMS for eight months.”

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