Brain Gain

Recruiting for your business in Africa

One highly qualified returnee creates eight new jobs at home.

We support European companies doing business in Africa.

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We create job perspectives for African talents and experts.

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Brain Drain

From Brain Drain…

The emigration of young talent and highly skilled workers is an economic challenge for African countries leading to billions of Euro in capital outflow per year. If brain drain continues, creativity and potential leave labor markets together with them.

Brain Gain, Africa Works

… to Brain Gain

AfricaWorks disrupts the cycle by connecting African talent and experts trained in Europe with international and local companies in Africa, thereby contributing to sustainable development on the ground.


Our clients do not only seek qualified staff. They want bridge builders and future engineers.

Markets of growth and opportunities: More and more European companies are active in Africa. AfricaWorks takes care of their candidate sourcing and evaluation, from traineeship to senior level.

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Dr. Jörg Kleis

Your contact person at AfricaWorks

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Our candidates do not merely seek a job. They want to change their countries for the better.

Every year, about 100,000 African students graduate from European universities. AfricaWorks supports them by identifying the right companies and jobs in their home countries.

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Lynda Wamuthiani

Career Consultant at AfricaWorks

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Recruiting process

AfricaWorks - Recruiting

  1. Job Profile
  2. Competence analysis
  3. Sourcing
  4. Screening
  5. Evaluation
  6. Placement
  7. Consulting

Why AfricaWorks?

Our candidates are highly qualified. With our hub of over 50 educational and alumni institutions we source the best African talent and experts in Europe with a focus on business, engineering and IT.

Our candidates possess comprehensive skills and an intercultural mindset.. They are ideal bridge builders between Europe and Africa.

Screening and evaluation of our candidates are optimized based on years of experience. We conduct standardized in-depth interviews and competence analyses with all our candidates.

Our candidates come to stay. Long-term perspectives increase retention to and profit of their future employer.

  • European educational qualification
  • Intercultural competence
  • Local networks and language skills
  • Staff retention
  • Hands-on and Can-do-mentality


Benefits of local employees over expats

  • Local Impact 10× higher

  • Time per Hire 25% faster

  • Revenue up to 20% higher

  • Staff costs 70% lower


We are eager to drive your business. Call us on +49 (0) 30 12 0 82 4 86, write us an email or use the contact form below.