About Us

Whether you are a candidate looking for an exciting career opportunity or a client needing to fill a gap with a great candidate, we hope you find that our service, professionalism and passion exceeds any standards you have previously experienced within this industry.

Candidate Connect is a team of Specialist Recruiters in the following areas:

  • Financial Markets / Investments 
  • Commercial 
  • IT & Digital 

Our product offering covers :

  • Retained Search
  • Contingency recruitment (exclusive and non exclusive mandates)
  • Project based recruitment services  

The company places highly skilled South African candidates within South Africa and International territories.

Mission statement

To understand client needs and to offer a professional service that is interactive, knowledgeable, personal, and friendly. The service must connect quality candidates to quality clients. Honesty and integrity to be core to each of these criterion.

Our History

Candidate Connect is a Cape Town based recruitment consultancy, with core focus being Financial Markets (Asset Management, Investment Banking, Private Banking, Life, Insurance), Commercial sectors and IT & Digital.

2000 : Started in 2000, with the core objective (at the time) of bringing South Africans home from abroad. The initial concept was to channel these candidates into SA recruitment agencies who we felt were best positioned to meet their career aspirations.

2001 : This concept evolved rapidly, and in 2001, Candidate Connect transitioned into a full service recruitment consultancy working directly with clients, primarily in the Cape Town and Johannesburg markets.

2010: The Candidate Connect service expanded to include Project based recruitment work.

2015 :  The Candidate Connect service expanded to include placing high quality candidates within International markets, assisting international clients on an ad hoc / skill specific basis.

2016 : The Candidate Connect service expanded to include Retained Search work for rare / hard to find skills.

2000 – current :  Throughout the various growth and transition phases, the Candidate Connect goal remained constantto link high calibre candidates to the right company, at the right time, for the right job. And that remains our core focus today as we strive  to integrate candidates career aspirations with their passions.

2018 : The Candidate Connect team is celebrating  18 years of quality partnerships and relationships, developed across clients and candidates. We thank both clients and candidates for all the support over the years, and we remain deeply committed to keeping the personal touch that has got us to where we are today. Offering a personal touch remains core to our philosophy going forward.

And that’s our history so far…