Tech consultancy Mantel Group launches new office in Perth

22 November 2021 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Growing Australian tech consultancy Mantel Group has continued its recent momentum with the launch of an office in Perth, as well as a new career pathway program open to all applicants.

Following what has already been a busy 2021, IT consulting and services firm Mantel Group has officially launched a new office in Perth. Closing in on a headcount of 500 employees on the back of the three new brands added to its portfolio over the course of this year, Mantel will look to add a further 200 staff across its offices over the next twelve months – and has also launched a new traineeship program to support that ambition.

Expanding from its headquarters in Melbourne and secondary base in Sydney – alongside remote working hubs established in response to the pandemic in Brisbane, Canberra and Auckland as well as on Magnetic Island and in Queenstown in New Zealand – the new office in Western Australia has been set up to take advantage of growth in the state, with a number of ICT-related consultancies moving in over recent months to stake a claim.

Tech consultancy Mantel Group launches new office in Perth

“Being in the second fastest growing city in Australia just makes sense with our strategy,” said Mantel Group CEO Con Mouzouris, who established the company toward the end of 2017 with founding entities DigIO and Eliiza, respectively focused on digital and artificial intelligence solutions.

“We are growing fast and so is Perth. We want to engage with the talent and companies that are a part of the city’s growth and are excited by our future here.”

Since the launch of Mantel by Mouzouris and COO Michael Bodle – co-founders of the Cognizant-acquired digital consultancy Odecee (which had built up to a headcount of 150 at the time its purchase) – the group has added Google and AWS cloud specialists Kasna and CMD Solutions in 2019, the latter by way of acquisition, and has this year launched new brands Pretzel Lab (design), Azenix (Microsoft Azure), and Cuusoo (data analytics).

To fuel its growth ambitions (the firm stated upon its inception that it’s aiming at an eventual ASX-listing and expanding across Australia, New Zealand and Asia with a 1,000-strong team), Mantel has also just launched its ‘Future Associates Program’, with the intention of bringing in 150 trainees over the next three years. The 12-month tech and professional development program is open to graduates, re-skilling professionals, and even self-taught talent.

“Companies across Australia and New Zealand are struggling to find great people with technology skills,” said Mantel people & culture specialist Kerry Callenbach, a former senior manager at Deloitte. “What amazes me is that most of those companies are running the same internships and graduate programs they were ten years ago. Going down traditional institutional pathways doesn’t automatically equate to role success and bypasses a big pool of talent.”