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. In fact in August 2021 the leading financial services recruitment agencies told Cayman Resident that it is currently a candidate-driven market and that those with qualifications and experience in the financial services field, especially in compliance, are readily snapped up. Another change in the market is that companies no longer have to advertise jobs in the local newspapers in order to secure a work permit, although they do have to advertise the job for two weeks on the JobsCayman website (part of WORC) and therefore all jobs that are advertised in the local newspaper can be considered genuine job vacancies. This is a time of amazing opportunity for Caymanians in the financial services field as they are highly sought after and in much demand. Although there are 26,967 work permits in issue as of August 2021, these jobs have filled a genuine need and cross the span of everything from gardener to a managing director at a bank. Another option to investigate is whether your business could set up a branch within Cayman Enterprise City and you then work here. Another effective way to look for work in Cayman, whether local or expat, is to register with an employment agency as they are often tasked with finding suitable candidates and would be in a 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 agencies, a few that specialise in finding talent for legal and financial firms. Often these firms have a lawyer recruiting for law firms, so they know what questions you will want answering and how the process works. Other recruitment firms specialise in candidates with IT or other technical skills.
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. For example if you are double vaccinated you no longer need to quarantine on entry, but you do have to prove you are vaccinated or you will not be granted a work permit.
Affinity Recruitment Ltd.
A boutique recruitment agency located in Grand Cayman, dedicated to providing tailored solutions for job seekers and employers.
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