Careers in Africa News
"Gobal Career Company Event in Aid of Education Africa"
March 17-19, 2013
GCC is proud to announce its latest initiative to raise funds for their chosen charity ‘Education Africa’.
This year has seen Sarah Roe, Director at GCC appointed as Vice Chairman of the UK board of trustees for Education Africa and as such we are ramping up our fundraising activities for this amazing charity.
Education Africa is a South African based charity that works together with disadvantaged communities to address the issue of inequality in education, a legacy left behind by the apartheid system. Their motto is “Making real change happen; poverty alleviation through education”. The charity assists disadvantaged South Africans in their quest to obtain a quality, relevant education in order to ensure that they are in a position to become global citizens and a competitive, productive element in the local job market.
This is perfectly aligned with the Careers in Africa initiative and therefore made it an obvious choice as our corporate charity.
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"South Africa Achievers Awards (SAAA)
partners with GCC"
The United Kingdom based South African Achievers Awards (S.A.A.A) recognise and reward South African excellence in all areas of life - from business to sport, entertainment to public service, the arts to charitable good works. It is a unique platform from which to showcase the valuable and distinctive contribution made by members of the South African community. SAAA is pleased to announce its partnership with Global Career Company for their inaugural SAAA presentation.
Bulelwa Sompeta CEO of SAAA said “SAAA is honoured to partner with GCC for this prestigious event. They have been very supportive and believe in our brand. We are looking forward to a fruitful relationship. We’d also like to thank them for hosting the SAAA media launch” Global Career Company is an international recruitment consultancy specialising in the repatriation of internationally educated and based candidates seeking a career back within their home countries. The company works across both Africa and Asia, placing the candidates into positions within top multi-national companies. In the last 11 years we have recruited over 8000 candidates into companies located across Africa and Asia through our internationally based recruitment summits and targeted recruitment campaigns. We work with 400 multinational companies to provide recruitment services on a local, national and international level. At Global Career Company we match our recruitment strategy to the unique needs of the companies we work with. To date we have successfully organised 60 summits in 15 cities worldwide. For more information please visit www.globalcareercompany.com .
Rupert Adcock, Managing Director of Global Career Company welcomes the initiative, commenting ‘we share the focus of SAAA in drawing public attention to the success and hard work of the South African Community in both the UK and South Africa. Members of this Community make a valuable contribution to society whether it be through business, charity, sports or the arts and deserve recognition for their achievements.’ With SAAA aiming to recognise the best South Africans in the UK have to offer and GCC working with elite candidates and organisations, the coming together of the two companies was almost inevitable. GCC’s level of excellence towards their brand and vision, couples well with the quality SAAA are seeking out. The partnership promises to be a diverse and mutually beneficial networking platform for the cream of the crop, opening up opportunities for nominees, attendees and all those with a vested interest in Africa.
"Africa will continue to thrive"
Ten years since Rupert Adcock launched Global Career Company and the now world renowned Careers in Africa initiative, we interview him to find out where Careers in Africa has come from and where it's going.
Rupert, congratulations on the 10th Anniversary of Global Career Company and the Careers in Africa initiative, let’s go back to the beginning. What inspired you to develop Careers in Africa?
I noticed a trend growing throughout African companies, a need for them to seek out internationally based African graduates and early career professionals, who could bring their skills back to the region. Careers in Africa allows our clients to utilise our growing network of internationally based talent, we then select these candidates specifically for them against their requirements and give them the tools and facilities to interview and recruit them over one weekend in key locations throughout Europe.
A New Life in Nigeria
John Avberhota was recruited by G4S at the Careers in Africa London Recruitment Summit in May 2010. We caught up with him to find out how his life is going back in Nigeria.
Background: MRes degree in International Human Resource Management, Metropolitan University; MA degree in International Human Resource Management, University of North London; BSc degree in Biochemistry, University of North London
Johannesburg as a diverse pool of talent
More than 300 candidates came to the Recruitment Summit in Johannesburg, held on 11 – 13 November 2011. The 14 companies that attended were very impressed by the high quality of candidates in attendance: Halliburton, Baker Hughes, DOW, Worley Parsons, FMC Technologies, G4S, Safal, Oceaneering, IBM, Total, Rio Tinto, Cuango, Oracle, Catoca.
New African "Recruiting in Africa Special Report"
New African "Recruiting in Africa Special Report" published in association with Careers in Africa, July 2011
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