Universal Careers was founded in early 2001 in Europe as an answer to market demand for high quality recruitment and related services for European Companies with recruitment needs in Africa and the Middle East.
First entity in Africa was opened in 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria and in 2016, we opened an entity in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The two founders have combined 50 odd years of c-level business experience spanning a wide range of sectors and geographical areas.
We aim to deliver the best solutions to the meet the needs of our clients, which mainly are blue chip international/multinational companies, who have a strong focus on Africa and the Middle East.
Universal Careers is a premier destination for talented candidates and clients committed to recruiting and developing top tier professionals. More than Eighty percent of placements we make are with repeat clients, many of who are happy to work on an exclusive basis confident in the work we do. We connect the most experienced professionals to accelerate the success of both candidate and client.
At Universal Careers, we pride ourselves on connecting clients with the most seasoned management talent in a diverse range of industries. Our staff is experienced professionals and with strong expertise comes understanding of our client’s needs and strategic issues. Universal Careers knows how to find the best people for hard to fill jobs.
We are experts in specialized recruitment and talent management; a unique blend in the market. Our unrivalled scope of services coupled with our global capability and local touch are what drive highly qualified professionals across the world to come to us for their next big career challenge.
Our state of the art psychometric assessment combined with our cognitive ability assessment help scientifically determine the right fit – beyond core skills and competencies – for the culture of a client’s organization. We believe people are the key element in our clients success and we strive for both client and candidate satisfaction.
We deliver to clients globally, our aim is simple – to help our clients attract, engage and retain top talent. At Universal Careers we provide a service that goes beyond simply filling vacancies– we build careers and develop the business relationships that are conducive to success and we combine our local knowledge and global expertise to provide a specialized service to our clients.
Our clients are organizations, profit or non profit, who are either already present in Africa via one or more offices, factories, installations etc. looking to expand further or organizations who are looking for expansion into Africa for the first time, this could be either via setting up an office, finding a distributor or a local business partner.
If it sounds like Universal Careers finds great people that deliver great performance, it’s because we do.