NES Global Talent, the technical manpower specialist, today announced the opening of the company’s first office in Cape Town, South Africa. 

The office will act as NES Global Talent’s regional hub for business activity across South East Africa with company registrations in Mozambique and Tanzania set to follow in early 2014.

Kenny Davies, Major Project Sales Director at NES Global Talent, said: “The opportunity in South Africa is very exciting with many new and existing clients having expressed an interest in working with us. Indeed, activity across the whole of South East Africa is ramping up, with sizable liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) discoveries being made in a number of countries including Mozambique and Tanzania. We’re looking forward to having a physical presence to keep pace with the region’s growing hiring demands.”

NES Global Talent’s Cape Town office is located in Century Way, Century City. It will be managed locally by Etienne Swanepoel, a South African, who was previously based in NES Global Talent’s Perth office. Another recruitment specialist from Cape Town will join the office in December, and NES Global Talent will make further hires during the course of 2014. 

Etienne said: “This is a fantastic opportunity but also a great responsibility. I want to ensure NES Global Talent becomes the preferred supplier to many of the key clients in the South African market and in these early stages it’s important to build strong and lasting relationships.”

Established in 1978, NES Global Talent is an award-winning manpower specialist that has placed over 70 different nationalities into 69 countries across the oil and gas, power and infrastructure sectors worldwide. In addition to Cape Town, NES Global Talent recently opened new offices in Erbil in Iraq, New Orleans in the US, and Stavangar in Norway, bringing its footprint to 40 offices in 24 countries around the world. The business plans to open more than 25 new offices over the next four years.

NES Global Talent is proud to announce the strategic alignment between ourselves and the Fircroft Group to create NES Fircroft, one of the leading human capital solutions businesses for engineering and technical talent globally.