New Name Same Business For Gladstone Area Group Apprentices Limited 

New identity for leading future workforce provider 
Tuesday, 26th of November 2019: Gladstone Area Group Apprentices Limited, a market leader in the 
provision of Apprentices and Trainees, has changed its name to Apprentices and Trainees 
Queensland. This name change accurately reflects the business progression from Gladstone centric, to regionally dominated, with a Queensland capability. The business commenced on the 18th April 
1985 and the following 34 years of sustained growth has produced a Group Training Organisation 
with offices and training facilities in Gladstone, Rockhampton and Biloela; staffed by locals for locals.
“We remove the pressure of employing apprentices and trainees to produce SAFE, PRODUCTIVE, QUALITY tradespeople for the future”

This name change to Apprentices and Trainees Queensland comes as the company continues to 
strengthen its market position, in particular with hosted apprentices. In fact, over 89% of our clients 
choose to host their apprentices or trainees with Apprentices and Trainees Queensland. The 
business is ideally positioned to respond to the changing demand from hosts, apprentices and 

CEO Michael Walz said “the re-branding is like giving a Rolls Royce a paint job. The agility, tenacity 
and vigour of the 34-year-old organisation remain unchanged and we continue to develop services 
with our stakeholders in mind. Further, we strive to lift our standards to exceed client expectations 
and lead the industry.” 

Board Chairman Peter Corones AM said “I am so proud to lead an organisation co-started by long
standing Mayor Col Brown. Over the past 34 years, Apprentices and Trainees Queensland have 
produced thousands of tradespeople. Without Apprentices and Trainees Queensland the skills 
shortage we currently face would be severe.” 














MEDIA RELEASE 25/11/2019 
About Apprentices and Trainees Queensland: Apprentices and Trainees Queensland (ATQ), is a notfor-profit, group training organisation (GTO) with over 34 years of experience, a niche provider of apprentices and trainees to business. Operating as a not-for-profit business allows ATQ to focus on our stakeholders; apprentices, trainees, staff, host employers and the community. 


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