Let us help you find work overseas

We are South Africa’s top Recruitment Agency and have placed thousands of satisfied job seekers.

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Application is free and there are no agency fees whatsoever. We will do our best to assist you in finding your dream job.

The Exciting City Of Dubai

Kickstart your new career with a position in this first-world city.

Working in Dubai

Cruise Ships

Wonderful opportunities aboard one of these 5-star cruise liners.

Cruise ships

Abu Dhabi - Capital of the UAE

Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros are all close to this beautiful city.

About our agency

Waitre d’ Recruitment has earned a reputation for being South Africa’s best overseas recruitment agency through our professional work ethic, the policy of not charging applicants registration or application fees and our portfolio of top clients who offer some of the best positions and opportunities. The name Waitre d’ means service, and Waitre d’ provides a personal service to both our clients and our candidates irrespective of the industry.

The company was established in 1990, and initially operated as a training company for the hotel and restaurant industry, becoming one of the first private training companies in South Africa to be registered and accredited by the Hotel & Catering Industry Training Council. A few years later, due to demand, Waitre d’ changed direction and focus from training to recruitment and decided to specialise in recruiting for the Hospitality Industry, but did not exclude other industries. The main criteria when selecting which companies to recruit for, is not so much about the type of industry, but the opportunities the companies offer the candidates.

Waitre d’ is owned and operated by husband and wife team Marcus & Carol Kleyweg. The head office is based in Cape Town, with representatives conducting free presentations and interviews in Cape Town and in other major cities in South Africa such as Durban, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth. Other cities within South Africa and sometimes Namibia are also visited when the opportunity to do so arises.

Waitre d’ is the only South African agency that offers free presentations around the country, with no obligation and no agency fees charged to the candidate. The presentations are designed to provide prospective candidates with as much information as possible, in order for them to make an informed decision.

A few of our clients

We are very proud of our current and past clients who continue to provide excellent job opportunities year after year for our candidates

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Viking Cruises
Atlantis The Palm Dubai
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Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi
Yas Waterworld
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Ferrari World
Hilton DoubleTree Doha
Dubai Golf
Ginza Restaurants
Exiles Maid Services
Etihad Airways Catering
Okku Dubai
IMG Worlds Of Adventure
Kabana Dubai
The Body Company
Dana Club Qatar
Whissle Dubai
Jumeirah International

What our candidates say...


“I would just like to thank you so much on the opportunity that I am working in the UAE, I know that this would not have been possible if it was not for what Marcus and Carol have done!

I’m loving every minute out here and I am making the best of this opportunity to build a greater life outside South Africa.

You guys are really doing an amazing job with helping people like me by giving us hope and a chance in life to be great and make the most of our lives.

So once again thank you so much!”

Bryan – Lifeguard
Atlantis The Palm Dubai


“Hello Marcus and Carol

I have been meaning to send this email to thank you…..

Every day I wake in awe of this place, im blessed honestly, words can never describe how much I appreciate what you have done for me, the place is beautiful, the people here are nice and I get to experience the whole world in one room…. I’m excited for when the park officially opens, everything is so exciting.

Again thank you so much, I pray that God blesses you abundantly.

Fortunate – Sales Associate
Warner Bros Abu Dhabi


“I’ve known Carol and Marcus for well over a decade now and they have certainly expanded the Waitre d brand and become one of the most long standing and successful recruiting agents in South Africa, catering for the international market. 

From the moment you meet them I can assure you that they will guide you through every step of the recruitment process and take care of each applicant in the most professional way.

Being part of the Viking Cruise Family has certainly been a career highlight.”

Sidwell – Executive Chef
Viking Cruises

“Waitre d’ held interviews in Cape Town in 2016 for Viking Ocean Cruises, and within 4 months I was back at sea where my heart will always belong. It has been amazing having Waitre d’ as my agent. No hidden agendas, no surprise and unnecessary costs, always ready to assist, even if its just keeping contact and making sure I am still happy. There are very few agents out there that care for your personal well being as sincerely as Carol and Marcus and their team. Waitre d’ – I give you all a standing ovation for all the effort and personal attention you pay to us, Proud to be part of the Waitre D’ family” Loving my life of travel and adventure” Thank you!

Odette- Head Waitress
Viking Cruises