After Matriculating from the American International School in Johannesburg, Engela knew she wanted to make a difference in peoples’ lives. Her sights were set on either medicine or law, however she coincidently found herself in the corporate environment after completing temporary assignments to support her future studies. Having dealt with recruiters, she became intrigued with the process and the idea of creating synergy creation between companies and candidates.
Engela’s first job was working as an assistant to an office manager at an I.T company. She quickly realized that she has an affinity for IT and dabbled in web programming and very basic IT Support during quiet days in the office. Having worked with Technicians, Developers, Architects and IT Trainers, she quickly became familiar within the IT space.
Soon after she was offered a position as a Junior Researcher for an IT recruitment company and found that her strong attention to detail, sense of urgency and love of people made her perfect for the role. Having acquired different recruitment methodologies and knowledge within the I.T world, Engela decided to advance her recruitment career and obtained her APSO accreditation in 2010.
In 2013, Engela travelled internationally for the next 2 years, and was fortunate enough to recruit remotely for an organization in South Africa – combining her two passions – travel and search.
Upon returning to South Africa in 2015, she continued working in recruitment and gained insights to different industries; ultimately deciding to enroll for her B.Com in Human Resource Management through MANCOSA. Being able to apply the theory she was learning to different environments, coupled with a keen eye for detail, Engela climbed the ladder to an Administration Manager position for a functional outsourcing project in 2018.
Having successfully obtained her B.Com Degree in Human Resources Management, Engela combines her knowledge and awareness of corporate diversity, company strategies as well as recruitment expertise to ensure the most successful and long term relationship between candidate and client.