Relocation and Recruitment Advice

AP Technical is an international recruitment consultancy offering customised solutions to individuals and businesses within the IT, fintech, crypto, digital media and telecoms sectors. Our experienced consultants possess the knowledge and expertise needed to add value to the entire recruitment process.

Whether you are seeking employment or looking to expand your business, our dedicated Africa team is here to help.

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Africa is the second-largest continent in the world, covering 30 million square kilometres. It is strategically situated between Europe and Asia, and is home to the Sahara Desert – the largest desert in the world at 9.4 million square kilometres – which is bigger than the USA.

Africa is made up of 54 countries, with a population of around 1.3 billion people in total. While Swahili is the most spoken language in the region, there are more than 2,000 languages spoken across the continent. What’s more, there are more than 3,000 different ethnic groups and tribes practising a wide range of religions, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism, as well as traditional religions specific to ethnic groups.

This culturally diverse and beautiful continent has an abundance of natural resources, while its economy predominantly consists of trade, industry, agriculture, manufacturing, tourism and subsistence farming. Nigeria has the biggest economy in Africa, which is largely attributed to its rapidly-expanding financial sector. The city of Lagos has a growing tech hub, while many large enterprises are located here, particularly in communications, power and transportation.

Why Choose Africa?

With its growing economy, high quality-of-life and abundance of job opportunities, Africa is an attractive destination for many seeking to accelerate their careers. A huge number of businesses are situated here aiming to fill gaps in the markets, meaning there are plenty of prospects for international professionals seeking new and exciting job opportunities.

Africa is an attractive location for many reasons. It has immense cultural diversity, a rich cultural heritage and a wealth of natural resources. The cost of living is low while countries such as Mauritius are renowned for their safety, cleanliness and high earning potential. It has a competitive and active economy, while English and French are widely spoken.

Other countries, such as Kenya, Tanzania and Botswana are also safe and stable, while offering plenty of well-paid employment opportunities to foreign professionals. They are home to large expat communities, and have plenty of social and outdoor activities on offer.

Requirements to set up a company

Many businesses are attracted to Africa for a number of reasons. Firstly, many African markets are growing at a rapid pace, with some being the fastest-growing in the world. What’s more, business opportunities are set to multiply in the long run.

That being said, it’s important to know the unique legislation of the particular country you are considering establishing your business in. Since the company formation process varies from country to country, please refer to the latest official legislation of your selected country.

Requirements for employees wishing to relocate

Visa requirements for each country vary. Immunisations, paperwork and fees also vary from country to country, however, once you have secured employment, you will be supported with the application process.

At AP Technical, our experienced consultants support candidates at every stage of the recruitment process, from the initial job search right through to relocation. Get in touch today to discuss your job search or recruitment needs.