About Us

Established in 1994, Pro Talent has stood the test of time and places permanent staff for companies situated throughout South Africa and internationally, too.

We are a multi- award winning company and our reputation is built upon solid relationships and an understanding of our clients’ staffing needs. We aim to provide a prompt, professional service and to create the best possible match between our clients’ vacancies and expectations and our candidates’ skills and experience.

We are a dependable, dynamic team with a heart for people and it is our mission to deliver a professional, value for money service to our clients. By the same token, we treat our candidates with empathy and take an active interest in helping them make the best career move. We endeavour to improve their lives, offer them support, advice and hope.

Our committed and motivated team of recruiters are professional, fast and responsive.

Pro Talent is managed by the owner, Cindy Norcott. Cindy is also the chair-person and founder of the Robin Hood Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps the poorest of the poor, through a variety of charitable projects. Visit www.robinhoodfoundation.co.za making a difference for poor communities is an important part of our company ethos.

We specialise

in the following areas…

Office Support & Administration

We supply permanent staffing solutions for this sector.

Accounts & Financial Management

We supply permanent staffing solutions for this sector.

Advertising, Sales & Marketing

We supply permanent staffing solutions for this sector.

Human Resources

We supply permanent staffing solutions for this sector.

Logistics & Supply Chain

We supply permanent staffing solutions for this sector.

Management

We supply permanent staffing solutions for this sector.

I.T

We supply permanent staffing solutions for this sector.

With more than 27 years history of staffing excellence, Pro Talent offers the assurance of customer care, efficient service and professional standards.

Our Team

With more than 27 years history of staffing excellence!

  • Cindy Norcott

    Cindy Norcott

    Founder / CEO /  Motivational Speaker / Business Coach / Author

    Cindy is the founder and CEO of Pro Talent. Cindy has a Social Science degree and she is a qualified business coach and a well-known business personality. Cindy has a heart for the poor and she is also the founder and chairperson of the Robin Hood Foundation, an NPO that runs many charitable projects.

    Cindy has won many awards for business excellence as well as her contribution to the community. Cindy was awarded the Small Business Marketer of the Year award by The Marketing Federation of South Africa in 2003 and in the same year, she was nominated as one of the 29 Awesome Women of the Year by Cosmopolitan magazine. Cindy was also named the Regional Winner of the BWA Entrepreneur of the Year competition in 2003. In 2004, Cindy was awarded the title of Sanlam’s Business Owner of the Year for May, in conjunction with SABC’s 3 Talk. In 2008, Cindy was given a Paul Harris award by Westville Rotary for her work in helping the poor. In 2013, Cindy was awarded the CEO Communications Most Influential Women in Business and Government award for the services category.

    In July 2015, Cindy was voted as the Lead SA Sunday Tribune Local Hero for KZN”.

    Cindy is an accomplished motivational speaker and she has a selection of 20 motivational and inspiring talks that she does for conferences, business meetings and womens’ groups.

    Cindy is an author of an inspirational business book, titled “How to be Unstoppable and Achieve more in Business and Life”, which was launched in March 2014. In November 2021, Cindy launched her second book, “How does she do it?

    For more information about Cindy please visit www.cindynorcott.co.za

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    Rose Govender

    Recruitment Manager

    Rose is the recruitment manager and has more than 12 years experience in HR and recruitment and she has worked in the FMCG, Clothing, Manufacturing, and Retail industries. Rose has a B Comm degree majoring in HR management and Marketing management.

    Rose has a passion for recruitment and enjoys the satisfaction of finding the perfect placement for her clients, understanding that the right people are an asset to a business.

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    Adrian Pillay

    Talent Acquisition Specialist (Information Technology)

    Adrian Pillay is an IT recruiter at Pro Talent. Adrian has a Diploma in Higher Education and he has worked as a Teacher, Data Systems Analyst, IT Sales Executive and a Recruiter, both in London and in South Africa. Adrian has a strong understanding of the IT industry and the skills required for these roles.

    “I’ve heard it said that good people build good businesses. Being in recruitment gives me the opportunity to inspire people to aim higher and achieve more – and through that, help our clients achieve their business goals as well. It’s awesome to watch both sides flourish and incredible to know that I had a small part to play in the success of our valued candidates and clients alike.”

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    Desh Govender

    Talent Acquisition Specialist (Finance and Technical)

    Desh is a Finance and General Recruiter at Pro Talent. Desh used to work for Pro Appointments from 2007 – 2012 as our Payroll and HR Coordinator. From 2012-2019 she has been in the position of a General Recruiter at another Durban based recruitment agency. She returned to Pro Talent in March 2019. Desh has over 12 years experience in Recruitment and has an excellent understanding of our clients’ and candidates’ needs.

    “I am blessed to be back in this fast-paced, fun and loving environment. I love to be in a position where I get to change people’s lives every day. For me, that is the most rewarding aspect of my role as a Talent Acquisition Specialist. I am looking  forward to dealing with all our clients and candidates”

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    Tracey Hudson

    Talent Acquisition Specialist (Medical)

    Tracey Hudson is a seasoned recruiter with a wealth of experience in the recruitment of medical staff. Tracey has been involved in medical recruitment, project management and HR management in the Private and Public Health sector for more than 20 years. Tracey has an Honours Degree in Geography as well as a degree in Public Health Administration.

    Tracey has a passion for placing staff in the medical field, understanding how vital these resources are to the health care of millions of South Africans.

    “I love building relationships with my candidates and following their career progression. Equally, I enjoy seeing my clients meeting their goals by having the right people on board. My job is all about finding the right people and connecting them with each other and about caring deeply for each party”.

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    Marizaan Bruwer

    Talent Acquisition Specialist (Insurance)

    Marizaan has a B Comm degree and has 8 years experience in Sales Management, Retail Management, and Operations management. Marizaan specializes in the recruitment of staff for the insurance industry.

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    Pat Horrmann

    Payroll Administrator

    Pat has been working at Pro Talent since 1998 and she is our payroll administrator. With her calm approach and her attention to detail, Pat is a valuable member of the team.

    “The reason I love working at Pro Talent is that we have such a warm caring environment where everyone helps each other, enabling each other to provide a great service to our clients and candidates”.

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    Judith Stephens

    Book-keeper

    Judith is the Book-keeper at Pro Talent.  Judy has a BComm degree and she has just over 5 years experience in administration, client services and accounts.  Judy is calm, patient and always willing to go the extra mile.

    “I love working at Pro Talent, because I enjoy being part of our candidates career journey, hearing the sound of joy in their voices as well as their smiles when they leave here after a good interview.”

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    Gail Richards

    Receptionist and Administrator

    Most of her career has been working with people.   Her earlier days were more in-office support for Accountants/Auditors, then as a Trustee for a company managing Insolvencies and Liquidations. Thereafter she moved into Human Resources management and spent 20 years in manufacturing – from HR Officer to HR Manager including a portion of that time in Training & Development. Gail also has extensive experience as a technical recruiter and all her skills make her a valuable office administrator.

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    Helen Quinn

    HR Generalist and Recruiter (Commodity traders and senior finance)

    Helen was an oil trader for many years, after which she stepped in recruitment for almost 3 years.
    She worked in all areas of recruitment but specialising in commodity traders and senior finance and
    banking. In 2005, she left the working world to be a Mum and returned to in 2012 when she became a
    marketing liaison for various clients in the HR space, mainly labour relations consulting, the training
    and skills space.

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    Ramokone Mathiba

    Talent Acquisition Specialist (General)

    Ramokone is completing a BCom HR degree and has a background in recruitment for A UK-based Recruitment Agency for many years. Her specialty is technical, admin, and sales roles.

    “It all begins with passion, if you don’t have the passion for it then you will not excel in it”

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    Tessa Schuurman

    Talent Acquisition Specialist (HR and General Recruiter)

    Tess has a recruitment and hospitality background. She obtained a National Diploma in HR Management and Training and has coaching, training, and mentoring experience. Tess previously worked as a Key Accounts Manager for a recruitment agency for over 12 years, as a generalist recruiter, and managed the Short-Term Solutions Division. She left recruitment to travel abroad and coach Business English online to foreign students. Tess has joined the team as a generalist and HR Recruiter.

    “I have a passion for people and love to see candidates grow and develop and to help them achieve their career goals. I look forward to assisting candidates and liaising with clients. “

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    Angela Foley

    Talent Acquisition Specialist (Insurance and Technical)

    Angela has more than 5 years’ experience in the Insurance industry and more than 7 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, having run her own recruitment agency, too. Angela has her NQF4 and RE5 in Insurance. Angela has more than 10 years’ experience in sales and management.

Testimonials

  • Allison
    The staff and structures at Pro Talent provide prospective employers with the peace of mind that the best-suited candidate will be placed in the relevant vacancy. Nicky’s friendly and professional approach coupled with her follow through made her an absolute pleasure to work with.
    Allison
    PR & Events Specialist
  • Insurance company DBN
    Nicky gives us good candidates, most of our staff are hired through her.
    Insurance company DBN
    Client
  • Property Company, DBN
    Nicky has placed 6 staff with us on very short notice this year.
    Property Company, DBN
    Client
  • Serika
    Thank you Nicky. The interviews went well and I am so optimistic and confident about our working relationship going forward as I really feel that you understand the company from the calibre of candidates you have sent through.
    Serika
    (Client)
  • Hope
    I would like to thank you for the time you took yesterday to see me. Im really looking forward to a better opportunity, being in your offices yesterday the atmosphere, the staff, everything it was awesome, I really felt at home.
    Hope
    (Candidate)
  • Vuyani
    I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for the gift and visit. I was really moved. You guys (Pro Talent) have been absolutely amazing to me and I will always be thankful to you and the rest of the team.
    Vuyani
    (Candidate)
  • Rose
    I am so sure that I already thanked you for getting me here but I thought I should re-iterate. I am so very happy and absolutely love it here. So thank you again for placing me. I just saw your name in passing and the new ladies you are sending for interviews and a wave of gratitude washed over me, I had to share the moment.
    Rose
    (Candidate)
  • Seelan
    Thank you for your time today. It was such a pleasure chatting with someone as nice as yourself and for understanding the challenges we face in finding employment in this tough economic times. Much appreciated.
    Seelan
    (Candidate)
  • Nicole
    Hi Nicky. Thanks so much for sending this through, it looks great. I really appreciate everyone's assistance at the office, the vibe/working environment is amazing and the entire team is absolutely wonderful.
    Nicole
    Candidate
  • Tamryn

    Thank you for everything you and your company have provided me with throughout my time seeking employment. I wish you and your team all the best for 2017 with many successful placements. Keep well.

    Tamryn
    (Candidate)
  • Rita
    Hi Cindy. The Career Kickstart course held yesterday refers. Firstly, I would like to thank you, Storm and Nicky for taking the time out of your busy schedules to run this course. It was very informative and well run. I definitely picked up a few points that I can use in the future.
    Rita
    Attendee of Career Kickstart Seminar
  • Morris
    Good Day Miss Norcott. I would like to show my gratitude for the time you and your staff have given us at the seminar today. Thank you very much for going extra mile in assisting us in our search for jobs.
    Morris
    Attendee of Career Kickstart Seminar
  • Shanon
    I just wanted to take a moment to thank the team at Pro Appointments for assisting me with looking for a job. I was retrenched last year and I have had no luck as yet with a job, and even though it is very disheartening, the team at Pro Appointments have been assisting me with all help possible. Particularly Nicky, Desh, Terry and Chrissy. Nicky has helped me from the start and when you feel like you have failed, there is no better call than one from Pro Appointments to say there is a possibility... I pray daily for that job and I always feel like Pro Appointments have my back which is why I am emailing you. I have been to numerous recruiters and my faith has always stayed with Pro Appointments and their team, always doing their best to help me. I really look forward to getting a job soon, but I honestly wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to you and your team. There's no amount of gratitude to express how grateful I am for their help and support.
    Shanon
    (Client)
  • Vanessa

    Nicky, Just want to say thank you so much for your help and hard work with helping me find this job. You rock... So very very happy right now... Cindy - thank you that you guys always help me find employment... You guys are truly the best agency.

    Vanessa
    (Candidate)
  • John
    Hi Bronwyn. Thank you for making time to meet with me and I am glad that I met you in person as it gave me and restored confidence to bring back the best in me. To be honest, I am not experiencing the best and am at my all-time lowest, but walking out of the Pro-Appointment offices, I have actually walked tall and felt that I can still achieve and be more. I will forever owe my come-back to meeting with you. I really appreciate. Once more, thank you so much!!!
    John
    Candidate
  • Vanie
    It always is a pleasure working with Cindy and her team.
    Vanie
    (Client – Hygiene Sector)
  • Hans
    Our experience with Pro Talent goes back to approximately 1 year…… we found the assistance and service from both Ronel and Cindy to be of a very high calibre and professional of nature.
    Hans
    (Client – Engineering Sector)
  • Michael
    Dear Chrissy. I would like to thank all of you at Pro Appointments for such an awesome work ethic. You guys are really on the ball.
    Michael
    Candidate
  • Jonathan
    Hey Nicky! I hope you are well. Start my new job yesterday and everything went really well everyone was so friendly and willing to assist. Thank you so much for all your assistance you’re a star!
    Jonathan
    Candidate
  • Cameron
    Thank you very much for all you have done . I really appreciate the excellent service and guidance to my first official permanent job.
    Cameron
    Candidate placed in January 2019 by Terence
  • Carmae
    Hey Nicky. Thank you so much for assisting me with finding a job! I've started to find my feet in my new position and I'm absolutely loving the company that you've helped place me in! Getting back in to the job market was so difficult until i signed up with Pro Appointments. Thank you for keeping me constantly updated with the progress of my interviews and for the moral support throughout the process.
    Carmae
    Placed Candidate
  • Maria D
    Good day Chrissy, I am so glad you believed in me and got me this job. How wonderful that out of all the recruitment agencies, Pro Talent came out on tops for me again. Twelve years ago, your agency found me a job that I loved. I am so grateful to you for your support and for believing in me and changing my life.
    Maria D
    (Client)
  • A client in the Manufacturing sector
    Very professional Company with very professional and friendly staff. Always try and meet our requirements.
    A client in the Manufacturing sector
    Pinetown
  • Precious Zwane
    You guys are doing an amazing job at Protalent, I wish you all the best in everything you do, with your candidates as well as your clients, may you continue to grow and help changing people's lives. I've had an amazing experience from the first day I started leasing with yourself and your wonderful receptionist who made me feel so Welcome. You're all doing such a phenomenal job.
    Precious Zwane
    (client)
  • John M.
    I want to send some gratitude and accolades to Pro Talent. Terence placed me and I have nothing but great things to say about him, especially his level of professionalism, efficiency and service.
    John M.
    (candidate)
  • Business Partners
    We are always serviced especially if our Receptionist is sick on the day, Chrissy/Desh/Judy are always so efficient.
    Business Partners
    (Client)
  • Bruce
    I just wanted to let you know how impressed we are with Nicky. She has understood our environment and culture perfectly and is sending through appropriate and quality candidates. She is incredibly professional and I appreciate the proactive way she manages our account. Thank you for allocating our account to her.
    Bruce
    Client in the frozen food trading industry
  • Abedah
    Hey Nicky. My warmest, deepest THANKS and admiration to you for placing Shaz at EduSport! I think this was a love affair waiting to happen. Thank you for being so proactive and genuinely matching both the Employer and Employee so perfectly!.
    Abedah
    Happy mother of a candidate
  • Caroline
    Dineshree, I really appreciate the effort that you put into this, the followups, updates and most importantly, the fact that you thought of me for this opportunity. It really meant a lot.
    Caroline
    (Candidate)
  • John
    Thank you for making time to meet with me and I am glad that I met you in person as it gave me and restored confidence to bring back the best in me. To be honest, I am not experiencing the best and am at my all-time lowest, but walking out of the Pro-Appointment offices, I have actually walked tall and felt that I can still achieve and be more. I will forever owe my come-back to meeting with you. I really appreciate. Once more, thank you so much!!!
    John
    (Candidate)
  • NBI
    Desh Govender - she is pro-active, resourceful and an absolute delight to work with to ultimately drive our company's recruitment needs.
    NBI
    (Client)
  • Vicky de Jager
    Thank you Nicky - We very happy - thank you so much for going the extra mile.
    Vicky de Jager
    LOVEMORE BROS
  • PWM
    Nicky Henderson. Extremely happy with her understanding of our business in a short time frame - equally happy with the candidate that she has found for us!
    PWM
    (Client)
  • Donnae
    I just wanted to say a BIG thank you to you for all your effort with trying to find a suitable position for me. You have gone above and beyond to assist me even to refer me to your colleagues. I really am truly grateful to you for all your effort. I actually have never met anyone like you. You truly are a fantastic consultant and an asset to your current employee. As I have found myself in unfamiliar territory you have been there to guide me. Once again thank you.
    Donnae
    Candidate- Email sent to Nelita
  • Tracey
    Cindy and Terence. Thank you for taking the time to assist me with my job search, yours was the only agency who liaised with me and kept me in the loop with regards to positions. I appreciate your professionalism and personal approach.
    Tracey
    (Candidate)
  • Rebecca
    Thank you so much for all of your hard work in the back and forth, and being so friendly and enthusiastic with each phone call. I am so impressed by Pro Talent and have already recommended you to a few friends looking for work. I had signed up with a few recruitment companies but none of them gave half as many job options as your company, and in such a short space of time too! Definitely the best recruitment company in Durban in my humble opinion. Thank you so much!  
    Rebecca
    (candidate)
  • Keli
    Thank you very much for setting up the interview Terence. I really appreciate how good you are at your job. It has definitely the best experience I've had with anyone in my experience job hunting so far. So I'm very impressed!
    Keli
    (client)
  • Giselle
    Hi Nicky. Thank you for being so diligent in trying to find us a suitable candidate.
    Giselle
    Human Resources Manager
  • Gugu
    Pro Talent agents are a team that cares not just for the companies in need of staff, but job seekers as well. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Pro Talent's family.
    Gugu
    (Candidate)
  • Email about Nicky by Byron
    The service that I got from one of your staff members was absolutely unbelievable. Finding a job is not easy and can become really soul killing and daunting BUT your extremely helpful, professional, always on point and just a wonderful soulful staff member made me feel very comfortable and that everything will be ok. She is an asset to your company.
    Email about Nicky by Byron
    Candidate
  • Banking client in DBN
    Adrian has done his best for us and we are happy with his service.
    Banking client in DBN
    Client
  • Technical company JHB
    Nicole is the only recruiter that we want to work with and we have no complaints about her. 
    Technical company JHB
    Client
  • Engineering company DBN
    Rose is a 10/10 recruiter. She understands our needs.
    Engineering company DBN
    Client
  • Logistics company DBN
    Desh treats us well and is a very pleasant recruiter.
    Logistics company DBN
    Client
  • Automotive client in Durban
    I would give Nicole 10/10, she is a great recruiter. 
    Automotive client in Durban
    Client
  • Packaging company in Durban
    Rose is 100%, she has been great and sends good CVs to us. 
    Packaging company in Durban
    Client
  • IT company DBN
    I would rate Adrian 10/10, we have never had any problems with him and we are happy with everything. 
    IT company DBN
    Client
  • NGO DBN
    Desh is very quick with sending us CVs, she is 10/10.
    NGO DBN
    Client