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We make it our business to create relationships for life. For the ins, the outs, the ups and downs, and everything in between — this is a shared journey built on trust, understanding and quality service. 

Founded in 1984, we began as a group of five consultants in Melbourne with a vision to reinvigorate the recruitment industry. One of our first projects, a government-funded employment services program for the unemployed, established our commitment to social impact.  

Steady growth saw us open interstate branches with further government contracts stimulating 30 offices across all states by the early noughties. We then spread our wings into sectors as broad as civil construction to information technology and health services, building long-term relationships with businesses that understand the value of the right people. Our dream of reinvigoration developed into a renewed approach within the recruitment industry with our people-first ethos, understanding that work means something different to everyone. We’ll find your “right fit”, no matter who you are or what your business.

In 2016, IPA joined with genU and earned social enterprise credentials, aligning us with academia, the profit-for-purpose sector, and key industries in leading the social procurement conversation. Our collaboration with genU provided new avenues for growth, enabling IPA to further our mission of driving change and creating an impact in the community. 

We continued our commitment to driving capability and change by appointing a dedicated social impact practitioner to raise awareness and explore possibilities.

As a proud Australian-owned organisation with 35 years of experience in the recruitment space, we’re devoted to finding the right fit – for both companies and candidates. We’re your partners, here for the long run. And we’ll always call you back. 

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We’re the only national recruitment agency committing 100% of it’s profits to disability and community services.