do you know of agencies in Ireland that employs South Africans?

HI all, We currently live in South Africa and would like to make the move to Ireland, I work as a Marketing Communications manager at an international company. I am a Marketing and business development specialist and my partner bookkeeper and administration manager.

Can anyone help us, we need to know where to find a job, do you know of agencies in Ireland that employs South Africans? Any advice?

Hi Annie,


In all honesty, I would not recommend you to use an agency, there are too many of them by now and given you already have a lot of experience and you are also native English speaker, I would recommend you to check out directly on some platforms like LinkedIn.ie or Monster.ie to get to know what companies are currently hiring in Dublin with some similar roles you're currently doing now and you apply directly on their official website. That will go quicker for the hiring process as agencies these days tend to be very slow or very clumsy so sometimes you apply to jobs that interest you and then they just forget about you or come back to you at the very last minute and you can't be either correctly organized or well prepared for your interviews.

Use any agencies as last resort if you can't find anything on your own.


Kind regards,

Portgas D. Ace
(R.)

Hi Annie,

Depending of course on your visa situation, any agency in Ireland that covers your sector will be happy to assist you. Applying directly to companies is definitely recommended. However, agencies often have access to jobs not advertised elsewhere and an insight into the company/culture which can be very useful. I won't list loads of agency names here but if you need advice feel free to message me.

Good luck with your job search and I hope you find something soon!

Kind regards,
Michael

Hi there, please can you assist me as I am also looking to work and eventually emigrate to Ireland from South Africa  (My Irish ancestors settled in South Africa a long time ago - my maiden surname is Rennison).

Hi and welcome to the Forum.

The easiest option would be to obtain Irish citizenship by descent; this link will take you to the Irish Government website that describes the process.  Your surname is largely irrelevant in the immigration process.

If you don't qualify for citizenship, then it really depends on what your skill set is, because the Irish Government have recently introduced the "Highly Skilled Eligible Occupations List"; this link will again take you to the Irish Government website that lists all the professions that providing you can get a job offer, they are currently permitting to move to Ireland on a work visa.  This would apply both to you and your husband (you mentioned a maiden name).  Unfortunately, if you don't qualify from the list, then you have no chance of currently getting into Ireland.

Hope this helps.

Cynic
Expat Team

Hi could you please be so kind as to forward the names to me as well. looking to relocate to ireland asap

Hi and welcome to the Forum.

There are no names to forward to you.  Basically, if you have a skill that the Irish government can use, you can look for work and apply for a residence permit, if you haven't, then you have no chance.  Please read the "Ireland - Work Permits" thread on this forum.

Hope this helps.

Cynic
Expat Team

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