Christies Care visits South Africa

2018-06-01T16:07:33+00:00June 1st, 2018|Categories: Live-in Care Jobs UK|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |9 Comments

Last week Christies Care’s head of recruitment Dan Curtis made a whirlwind recruiting trip to South Africa. 

Dan was interviewing prospective new recruitment agents, first in Joburg before travelling to Cape Town. He was also promoting the benefits of becoming a live-in carer in the UK with Christies.

Here’s what Dan had to say about his flying visit:

“Such a long way to go for four days, but well worth it. Joburg was limited to two days of interviewing in the hotel that I stayed in, so didn’t really get to see much. However, it was a successful couple of days so watch this space for new agents joining the team soon.

Having left Joburg to fly down to Cape Town, I was looking forward to getting out and about in the lovely weather that I had been seeing from the window in Joburg. However, upon arrival in CPT, it was raining which persisted for the next 24hrs.

Whilst the locals were delighted at the arrival of some much needed moisture, I couldn’t quite believe my luck. The weather was that bad, that I didn’t even see Table Mountain for the whole of the first day and was beginning to wonder if it was all a big hoax.

My first day in Cape Town (in the rain) was spent with Piper James, one of our existing carers – and a member of the Mighty Men – who will be joining our recruitment team in South Africa. James took me to meet Princess Revell and Chief Julian Revell from the Katz Korana Royal House of the Khoisan. After a lovely coffee with the Princess and Chief, we headed over to Cape Pulpit radio where I recorded an interview to spread the word about Christies, followed by a meeting with the station manager of another radio station CCFM.

After a very restful sleep, I spent the Friday with our existing SA agent Pam who took me up Table Mountain (turns out that it does exist). She showed me the sights of the wonderful city that Cape Town is, before kindly dropping me back at the airport for my long flight home.

I definitely plan to get back out there at some point, just hopefully for longer than four days next time.”

Dan and Christies Carer James McGowan visited Cape Pulpit radio to answer questions about working in the UK as a Live-in carer, visa requirements, training offered and what makes a good carer. Click below to hear their interview.

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9 Comments

  1. Robert Palmer June 1, 2018 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Wow! Looks like a hectic trip. Hope it was a success

  2. June June 1, 2018 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    I know how daunting it is to travel to a new job in UK but was the best thing I’ve done.

  3. Olivia June 1, 2018 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    Beautiful views! Steak look amazing too.

  4. Isabella June 2, 2018 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Amazing country! Here hoping that this trip will be fruitful!

  5. Anonymous June 4, 2018 at 9:10 am - Reply

    wow, what a hectic trip

  6. Tim June 4, 2018 at 9:11 am - Reply

    wow, very hectic but seems like a lot achieved

  7. Freddy June 4, 2018 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Looks like you had fun!

  8. Tania June 6, 2018 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Although James has left and gone home to his beautiful country it’s great that he will still be working for Christies Care. Hope the venture is a success.

  9. John June 19, 2018 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Lovely to hear live-in care and the thoughts of a carer broadcast over the radio. Good Job!

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