There are excellent recruitment and employment companies located on Grand Cayman. Some agencies specialise in finding talent for legal and financial firms, while others offer employment opportunities for candidates with IT or other technical skills.
Despite a growing population, there are still many employment opportunities available in the Cayman Islands. Most companies on the Island receive a continuous and endless barrage of employment applications from overseas, but very few are deemed to be genuine. The minefield of applying for employment on the Island is further complicated by the requirement to advertise the position on the Government's JobsCayman website. Plus many many businesses still advertise their positions in the Friday edition of the Cayman Compass newspaper and in the Caymanian Times newspaper. A flick through these local classifieds can give a misleading picture of the job market. Employers are discouraged from giving any indication that the position may be a work permit renewal, as this may discourage local applicants, and with over 25,015 work permits currently in issue (as of October 2020), this can make finding a position quite difficult. This means that employment agencies in Cayman are far better placed to know what is available and to suggest a candidate to a business which they know has an opening.
Also with Cayman being a global financial centre, and with businesses wanting to hire the best of the best in such a competitive global market, it is not surprising that the recruitment of human capital from overseas is necessary. Although we have an educated population, there are many specialised positions either currently filled or needing to be filled, that our small population cannot fill.
Cayman has attracted globally recognised and outstanding recruitment and employment agencies, most that specialise in finding talent for legal and financial firms, but also for companies that require candidates with IT or other technical skills. Certain agencies also offer extensive training programmes to the candidates that they recruit, and provide immigration advice to their clients.
Many of the agencies listed below post the jobs that are available on their websites and they are in constant contact with Cayman-based firms who know what their employment needs are going to be. With COVID and the global pandemic, moving to Cayman has now become a little more complicated, but after you have completed your two-week quarantine you will find that everything in Cayman is different from other parts of the world. We can all socialise, go to parties, meet at restaurants and there is no social distancing and no one has to wear a mask. It is quite a revelation for those who have been living almost anywhere else in the world right now.
Affinity Recruitment Ltd.
A boutique recruitment agency located in Grand Cayman, dedicated to providing tailored solutions for job seekers and employers.