Trainee Property Manager with First National in Mount Barker

  • Make a serious career move into a well-managed rent-roll within a great team
  • Start as a valued member of a friendly enthusiastic team, grow to a senior role
  • Develop specialist your industry skills with extensive training and support.

We have one of the area’s largest rent rolls = more resources, more personal development and more job satisfaction!


Join our Mount Barker Office within the Property Management team providing admin support and work within one of Australasia’s most respected real estate names, First National.

We have a long history of finding and training our property managers from the ground up. Many of our Property Management staff started their careers with us in this role as Property Management Associates. This role gives you the time to learn to handle people in varied circumstances, both landlords, and tenants, solve problems and deal with issues.

Your role will be to provide administrative support to three property managers and a Business Development manager at our Mount Barker office. You will provide them with front desk support to handle day-to-day contact with tenants both in person and by phone, web listing uploads, emarketing and a variety of routine clerical tasks.  All the time, we promise, you will be learning how to become a great Property Manager.

From the very start you will be provided with on-site mentoring, so you can become an expert at our systems, weekly on-site training, and regular external training all paid for by the office.

We are looking for somebody who can go on to become a fully qualified member of our elite Property Management team and be responsible for a portfolio of 160 properties and constantly maintain best practice standards in Property Management.

This role reports directly to our Property Management Team Leader/Director.




We have built a business based on our dedication to the Mount Barker and Eastern Adelaide area and are a group of two strategically located offices in Strathalbyn and this role at Mount Barker. This gives us extensive exposure and this is reflected by the range of suburbs we service from Glen Osmond and beyond.

We are proud members of the First National network. We have access to all the benefits of a national network without being encumbered with massive franchise fees because we are a cooperative. This means every dollar in fees paid to the network is returned in a dollar of value to our business creating value for marketing, technology, systems and processes to support your success.


Our offices hold current First National Quality Assurance accreditation for our practices and procedures. The First National Quality Assurance System is modelled on ISO 9002 International Standard. If we are not satisfied that were operating at Best Practice, we change our procedures.


Using the network’s resources and our local strength, we have taken our marketing, systems and technology leadership to another level.

Our offices work collectively and that includes our systems and value adding processes. For example using our systems we are able to consistently achieve vacancy rates about half the RTA estimated industry average.


To acquire the skills to work within real estate (especially if you haven’t worked in real estate before) you will need professionally relevant training. This is critical to your startup success with us.  That’s why we engage the industry’s best training and on-going coaching program to ensure your success and get your career moving.

We have our own First National Network training programs as well as sending you to industry events. No matter what level of experience you are at there are targeted courses to equip and hone your skills. Ongoing mentoring from our management team supports you post training to translate your learning into effective management and people skills.

That’s what we offer the right candidates at First National Real Estate …. And that’s how we will help you build your real estate career with us



Clean drivers license, full or P’s

Your biggest assets are your affinity with technology, being at ease working with a wide variety of people and a desire to work effectively, efficiently and with good humour within a great team of professionals who wish to welcome you on board – It’s time for you to come home to family.

We need to know you have the inherent capacity to work within the real estate industry. How can we get an idea of this before you can demonstrate it on the job? The answer is to take our online assessment which is part of our registration process.



WHAT TO INCLUDE IN A COVER LETTER: tell us a bit about your plans for your career as well as specifically what attracts you to our industry and us. Your résumé will tell us what you have done. SIP will show us what you can do in terms of account management and the cover letter is your chance to tell us about your passions and what you want for your future.

Tell us a bit about your plans for your career as well as specifically what attracts you to our industry and us. Your résumé will tell us what you have done we are interested in your personality and plans for the future.

Thank you for applying to our role. We will be in touch.

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