Meet our team: Amanda Gilmore

Published 9 December 2022
Amanda Gilmore is a regional learning advisor at Te Mahi Ako. Before joining the organisation, Amanda worked in the aquatics sector where she super-charged her own career through work-based learning, and helped many others to do the same over her 10 years in the industry.

“I started my journey as a part-time lifeguard, and moved up to a full-time role, and then a supervisor. I had an amazing manager and like me she was passionate about providing people with health and wellness through aquatics and keeping them safe in that environment. And that made me feel like, ‘You know, maybe I could make a career out of this.’” 

Amanda eventually joined the leadership team and worked at two different facilities. She completed five different on-job qualifications over her time, and supported dozens of other staff to do the same, through her role as a Skills Active assessor. 

She says she is proud to be part of an organisation that helps talented people build professional careers without automatically going down the university track. 

“From personal experience I know that work-based learning caters to hands-on people with passion for what they do. They want to work, and see the rewards of their work. Being able to support that different category of people is really satisfying.”