Founded by Norman Miles more than 65 years ago, our business capability has grown to be one of the largest providers of staffing, maintenance and facility management services across Australia and New Zealand.

We started as Norman Miles Paint Services in 1951 with just one paint van and few tradesmen on the brushes. We now employ more than 20,000 people each day across a range of disciplines providing services to over 10,000 customers.

We’ve grown as a result of numerous mergers over the years, and each service offering we provide has a rich history which contributes to the overall Programmed journey.

We’re proud of our roots and achievements to date, from a small painting company founded in 1951, we’re now a leader in our field.

A new chapter with PERSOL Group
On 27 October 2017, Programmed became part of the PERSOL Group, Japan’s number one staffing business. Programmed continues to be headquartered in Perth, Western Australia and retains the Programmed brand.