Recruitment doesn’t happen the same way in South Africa as in other countries in the world, but at the same time it is equally as important in the running of a business, and is an essential service in company’s operation.
We are sometimes able to assist with South African employment for foreign professionals and returning expatriate South Africans, but mainly our services are to assist people in applying for the correct immigration permit/s. We cater for those seeking work in South Africa, vacancies, and companies seeking qualified professionals, as well as for expatriate South Africans returning to the country.
There have always been advantages to living in South Africa, and now more than ever this is the case, with a developing first world infrastructure, a growing economic prowess internationally, and the successful hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Getting employed in South Africa can be challenging to a foreigner, because a obtaining a work permit usually requires a concrete job offer (except in the case of an exceptional skills permit or a quota permit), and companies do not always make an offer of employment in the absence of a work permit. However, we can sometimes assist with advice on the types of positions available in the South African economy, as well as the expected typical remuneration figures. It is important to keep in mind that comparing salaries between countries by using the exchange rate as a point of departure is a waste of time, as the cost of living varies between countries and the exchange rate will give a distorted view of the situation.
Immigration South Africa assists potential immigrants by providing immigration application services for those individuals who have already found employment and whose skills and experience match quota or exceptional skills lists (for pre-sourced industries and professions, as dictated by our recruitment partners and the Department of Trade and Industry).
In the case of positive feedback, you then have the option of using us to obtain the SAQA (South African Qualification Equivalent) confirmation of your qualifications, and for the distribution of your CV to the recruitment partner companies. This is the important first step in immigration, as it sets you on the way to finding a suitable position in the South African economy.
Once you have received a signed job offer, we prepare and submit the work permit application, and also assist you in the re-location process.
The purpose of our assistance is simply to help employees and employers, bridging the difficulties of international recruitment and immigration requirements. If you have decided on South Africa as a destination and need to secure a position in order to make that dream move happen please contact us for more details.