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Queensland based education, training and employment provider, MRAEL has joined the national IntoWork Australia group of companies.

This partnership will enhance and improve employment opportunities. The IntoWork Group of businesses now employs over 600 staff, and thousands of apprentices, trainees and labour hire staff. Employment services and Australian Apprenticeship Support Services are offered across Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania and now with the MRAEL joining, expands its reach across Queensland.

MRAEL is recognised as one of the largest and most experienced education, training and employment providers in Queensland. The addition of MRAEL to the ever growing IntoWork Australia Group, positions the company as the largest national employer of apprentices and trainees, ensuring a more robust, competitive and sustainable business model for the future.

With over 60 years combined experience, MRAEL and IntoWork share the same vision – to be the leading provider of education, training and employment solutions. This connection will create an integrated and efficient organisation, which incorporates the positive aspects of both MRAEL and IntoWork Australia. Both MRAEL and IntoWork Australia share a similar values-based service delivery model, with a focus on individuals and local communities. Both companies strive for excellence in workforce participation.

IntoWork Australia Group CEO, Poul Bottern, is excited about welcoming MRAEL and strengthening IntoWork’s goal of being national leaders in specialist recruitment, employment, training and business support services.

“We believe that this initiative will strengthen and enhance our capability across Queensland and nationally to ensure positive outcomes for apprentices, trainees and businesses. We share a commitment to quality outcomes and look forward to continuing to make a valuable contribution in communities within Queensland and more broadly,” said Mr Bottern.

IntoWork Australia, chaired by Hon Alan Brown, has been making a positive difference across Australia to the people and communities they work with, through integrated services and business expertise. Through its businesses, a wide range of services and specialist assistance around employment can be accessed. Services include short term and permanent recruitment, training, apprenticeships, traineeships, business and administrative support services, and corporate support services.

Christine Zechowski, CEO of MRAEL Group, acknowledges the impact on the employment market this connection will bring.

“It is our mission to strive towards ongoing improvement and accept that change needs to happen to grow as a company. This joining will help MRAEL develop a powerful and influential voice in the employment market and to assist us to achieve our local, regional and national goals of workforce development and increased employment opportunities,” said Ms Zechowski.

Through its growing presence, MRAEL is committed to the sustainable development of a skilled workforce for the future by creating additional education, training and employment opportunities to the communities in which it operates.

“We have created a strong presence in the Queensland employment market and are committed to informing Australians about our services on a broader scale by merging with a well-recognised national company,” continued Ms Zechowski.

MRAEL Group operates as a well-known and respected apprenticeship employment provider, training organisation and Senior Vocational College, as well as being an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider contracted by the Australian Government to provide Australian Apprenticeships Support Services to employers and apprentices in Queensland.

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Marketing and Communications Executive Manager
M: 0408391541

Poul Bottern
Group CEO IntoWork Australia
M: 0409 564 840

Christine Zechowski
MRAEL Group Chief Executive Officer
M: 0418 708 721