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JCA Associates - Professional Recruitment Agency in Dubai and South Africa

JCA Associates is a privately owned recruitment agency in Dubai and South Africa, with a focus on IT, Telecom, Engineering, Finance and Accounting. Our company was set up by John Armstrong in early 2011, his vision was to build a highly credible, specialist recruitment agency serving the EMEA region and our focus since has been to achieve long partnerships with our clients whilst simplifying the recruitment process rather than complicating it.

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    JCA Associates have successfully delivered to Nokia on a full range of requirements across the MEA region. John and the team have displayed a strong understanding of the MEA Telecoms market and a wide network of candidates. Perhaps most impressive has been JCAs willingness to understand and work in partnership with the complex environment of a multinational going through continual change and the challenges that come with the same. I look forward to continuing that partnership well into the future.

    Mark Dupree Nokia UAE
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    We have been working with JCA Associates since 2015 after receiving a strong recommendation to utilise their services, and we have not been disappointed. JCA have filled a large number of IT positions in the Middle East for us with very specific skills sets and requirements. The team at JCA have demonstrated an excellent knowledge of the market and have played a very important part of our setting up a new operation in the region. Due to the quality of service we would highly recommend the company to any organisation that is looking for talented professionals

    Maria Economou Human Resources Manager MedNet International Ltd
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    "My experience of working with John was exceptional! From initial contact until he successfully placed me into the role, he consistently supported me in my applications. He went above and beyond to ensure I was prepared for the interviews and provided an approachable but professional service. I’d thoroughly recommend him and JCA Associates to anyone looking for a role in IT & C!"

    Dragos Placed Candidate
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    I would like to extend my thanks to all at JCA Associates and particularly Grant for making the process of my career move seamless and completely stress free. Right from the very outset JCA Associates provided all the information I needed in order to make an informed decision about the company I was being presented to and the role I would be involved in and with regular updates and insights from Grant and the team I was able to move through the various Interview stages with ease. I would not hesitate in recommending JCA Associates to anyone who wants a smooth, professional and realistic approach to the job market and recruitment process. Thanks again.

    Alan Placed Candidate
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    I have worked with John professionally since 2003 as a hiring Manager and as a candidate across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. During this time I have recruited over 200 Technology and Programme Management professionals with him and plan to continue working with JCA Associates. The team at JCA are specialized within their verticals and have an excellent understanding of the markets I am interested in, which results in them always delivering above my expectations and within tight deadlines. I have no reservations in recommending JCA Associates to any of my clients or collegues as I am confident in their ability to both meet and exceed expectations

    Aldo Strawbridge Regional Sales Director - IMEA & APAC Brand-Rex – a LEVITON Company
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    We have been using JCA Associates now for over 5 years as our primary source of recruitment. We have a need to resource individuals both locally and overseas to accommodate a specific skill-set often not available in the local market. JCA Associates have been very adept and sourcing a short list of well suited candidates for our specialist needs. We have never been disappointed with any individual that we have sourced through them

    Craig Cocker Senior Project Manager Bytes Technology Group Emirates
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    The team at JCA have proven effective partners for SITA in securing talent for us in a number of locations in the Middle East, India and Africa region. Their expertise coupled with their drive to deliver quality candidates has worked well for us and we will look to enage with them in the future for recruitment needs as required

    Jonathan Gould Talent Acquisition Manager - Middle East, India and Africa SITA
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    I can thoroughly recommend JCA. John & Andrew’s understanding of our brand, values and environment are second to none. This allows them to give all potential candidates a clear and true version of what to expect both through the interview process and more importantly when they join. Highly recommended.

    Colin Christie Director - Talent Acquisition - Human Capital & Administration du
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    I have known John and his team at JCA Associates since he started the business in 2011, and have worked closely with him both as a candidate and a hiring manager in 3 companies. During this time JCA have helped me build successful teams across the MEA region and have always worked to tight deadlines and demanding requirements. John has also been on hand at short notice to provide support and advice where needed which has been of great help to myself and my teams. I would highly recommend JCA Associates to any Technology company that is looking to partner with a highly professional and knowledgeable search firm.

    Placed Candidate
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    John Armstrong, from JCA, was instrumental in helping me find the right position. I was introduced to John, via a trusted friend, at a time I was looking for a change. John immediately became a friend and trusted advisor guiding my search in the right path. JCA did the required due diligence to accurately determine the correct and right position for me and helped me greatly while honoring the hiring party and company privacy. They stayed on course after the placement to ensure success for both the company and myself. I was so impressed so I started utilizing the service to recruit. Again, successful placements took place. I recommend partnering with JCA as search firm.

    Baraq Hadi Aconex UAE


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