We specialise in helping organisations find highly sought-after and uniquely skilled talent for their Cybersecurity, IT, Finance & Executive roles.
Nomfundo MakhobaNomfundo Makhoba
09:06 14 Jun 24
Its been an absolute pleasure working with Miranda, she's professional and incredibly knowledgeable. Thank you for the great service !
Nomfundo MakhobaNomfundo Makhoba
15:04 13 Jun 24
osman kosman k
16:20 18 May 24
It's been an absolute pleasure working with Miranda. She went above and beyond to find me a suitable role swiftly. Always stayed pro active and called me regularly, to give me updates and feedback. I would highly recommend Avatar to anyone looking for a new role.
Nkosinathi MbamboNkosinathi Mbambo
17:13 03 May 24
They are very professional and warm. Enjoy their perspective in how they look at roles and how they should be filled. A fresh outlook indeed!
MICHAEL MUKOLUMICHAEL MUKOLU
09:27 02 May 24
The expertise and counsel offered to assist individuals advance in their careers have me completely impressed. As they have brightened my day, I will always suggest this company.
Elizabeth MurrayElizabeth Murray
13:59 23 Apr 24
Miranda, gave me some valuable advice. I am so grateful.
Jonathan ApperleyJonathan Apperley
15:44 17 Apr 24
My previous experience of recruitment agencies was universally bad. Poor quality candidates with seemingly no input from the agency in terms of pre-qualification. I really felt that they offered no value to the recruitment task. But that was all different with Avatar.We operate in a fairly niche industrial environment and recruitment has typically been tricky. Miranda was up for the challenge and did exactly what she said she would. Having marketed the role she interviewed candidates and only sent those that were suitable. The quality of these was clear to see and her recommendations were spot on.I have no hesitation in recommending Miranda and her team at Avatar. I will never use another agency again. Thank you!
Gideon StottGideon Stott
16:26 11 Mar 24
The staff at Avatar International are extremely personable, friendly and professional. They make you feel appreciated and worthwhile, the service was excellent. 5 stars across the board.
Luan FoucheLuan Fouche
17:17 21 Feb 24
It was a pleasure working through this company especially with Miranda thank you for everything
Alan MoffettAlan Moffett
22:43 05 Feb 24
Miranda really went beyond all expectations.With her guidance and advice I secured a temporary position within 2 weeks of my arrival in the UK, subsequently the temporary position was made permanent and I am now employed full time, and extremely happy.
Craig YuillCraig Yuill
17:47 23 Jan 24
First Class service from Miranda at Avatar, from applying to starting in my new role Miranda was very professional, very helpful and always available. Thank you Miranda for everything you have done.
Fezaan AliFezaan Ali
16:01 10 Jan 24
had an interview with Miranda Wilsnagh. she was exceptionally helpful, professional and went out of her way giving me guidance and useful pointers.
I had a great interview and a valuable experience working with the company especially with Miranda Wilsnagh, one of the best interview experiences, I totally recommend Avatar International to work and build the team with, very competent and supportive professionals.
Rithul SoorajRithul Sooraj
11:11 21 Dec 23
Hats off to Miranda Wilsnagh for being very professional and patiently helping me resolve the disastrous mistakes I had made in my CV. She clearly explained the job role and how I could be a good fit for the role. When you talk to her, You clearly know she's genuinely trying to help you succeed.
Daniel LongDaniel Long
23:03 01 Dec 23
The communications by Miranda has been really good throughout the recruitment process.
Suvendu MishraSuvendu Mishra
19:26 03 Aug 23
It was a nice experience while discussing one of the open role.
Gavin ZackeyGavin Zackey
12:10 31 Jul 23
Great advice and professional!!!
Divyamadhuri maramDivyamadhuri maram
09:32 08 Jun 23
Miranda Reached out and got me an interview setup very quickly ,professional and great experience
Chris WhiteChris White
17:42 03 May 23
Miranda and Desiree were efficient with responding to my application and in arranging my interview. Happy with the communication from Miranda throughout right up to obtaining a formal offer for me. Would highly recommend.
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11:10 27 Mar 23
Hi Miranda and Team,This is vijay. Miranda, you did a great job in finding a right job at right time. It is my pleasure to work with you. I would strongly recommend.
Thushani NipunikaThushani Nipunika
19:22 24 Mar 23
Abhishek is a very professional head hunter and He is very supportive in the process. He was vary patient with me. I can recommend Avatar recruitment consultancy to any one without second thought.
Christer LarssonChrister Larsson
12:55 24 Mar 23
Really appreciated the service provided by the Avatar Recruitment team in general and by Miranda in particular during my process to to get a position.
Max KMax K
11:45 24 Mar 23
Miranda reached out and got me an interview setup very quickly, professional and great experience working with her.Kept me updated throughout the whole recruitment process and had any of my queries answered almost instantly.All round great experience.
Sasha KaufmannSasha Kaufmann
20:01 02 Feb 23
Pleasure to deal with Miranda, works to get a good result for both employers and candidates, would recommend.
Balazs HajdicsBalazs Hajdics
09:45 31 Aug 22
Miranda is simply the best recruiter with whom I have worked so far. This is no small statement as I have interacted with over a hundred recruiters for shorter or longer periods of time over almost 2 decades as I have spent most of my career contracting and have worked with many clients across 4 countries.She approached me with a position that required several rounds of interviews. It wasn't a straightforward process, there were many moving parts: client's requirements, location, remuneration, even the nature of the engagement changed throughout the process. I was very impressed how she handled the situation, the uncertainty, the complexity and all parties involved: with confidence, with never receding optimism and professionalism. Her can do attitude is contagious (it certainly kept me going during the whole hiring process). She is also a master influencer and negotiator and managed to positively turn around some situations that would have been lost, had it been to other recruiters I know.I strongly recommend Miranda for hiring managers wanting to fill a position with some challenging or unique requirements AND also for job seekers/contractors who is looking to find their dream opportunity.
James HillJames Hill
19:00 08 May 22
Miranda and the team did a fantastic job of settling my mind on an initial meeting regarding my suitability. Care and reason was given to my concerns which gave me the confidence to open up.Communication is top notch during every step of the way.Big thumbs up and would recommend.
Nihit KanungoNihit Kanungo
04:08 30 Apr 22
I had an amazing experience with the consultants assigned to me. The whole process was smooth and fast. The communication from Paulo’s end was always clear , making sure all relevant information is shared ‘On-time’. I was assured with thorough discussions that my interests will be taken care off. I am grateful to the team for full-filing all my requirements without any hassles. All stars for service. 👍
Vadims MeldersVadims Melders
07:32 19 Apr 22
Miranda was an incredible source of support and assistance in my search for a new job. As a result, I enthusiastically recommend Avatar. Right now, I'm enjoying my job and can't think of a more positive recruitment experience.
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Welcome to Avatar International

Honesty, integrity and a professional service with excellent values.

In 2011, Avatar Recruitment Consultancy Limited (now known as Avatar International), a unique recruitment and business consultancy was born.

From inception, our global consultancy did not want to be a regular business, we wanted to provide a professional 5-star service with excellent values, honesty and integrity to our clients.

At Avatar International we offer bespoke, personalised, and professional services in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Europe, Middle East, Australasia, and North America. We have offices in the United Kingdom and South Africa, and as exclusive search and selection specialists, we find the best candidates in the sectors of Cybersecurity, IT, Finance and Accounting and Executive recruitment, as well as providing business consultancy services and Executive Coaching.

Why choose Avatar International?

So, what makes us different from other recruitment consultancies – the vast business, recruitment, and coaching experience of CEO William Wilsnagh and COO Miranda Wilsnagh. It enables this power team to understand client briefs very clearly and successfully deliver on them.

Industries We Work With

We are a global resourcing consultancy, specialising in Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Financial roles.

We are also well-known for our resourcefulness in the search and selection of all levels of roles including c-suite, on both a retained and a contingency basis. Our fees are highly competitive (and we reduce it when afforded exclusivity).

Cybersecurity

Some will say that Cybersecurity today forms the building blocks of modern-day business’, working behind the scenes to keep companies and employees safe from cyber-attacks – this is an issue for every company that is very real, and it’s happening now!

Information Technology

The world of Information Technology, or IT, is diverse and fast expanding. Information Technology plays a vital role in every business type from small start-up SME’s, to medium and large (multinational) corporations.

Executive Search

Executive Search is a specialised service in which our clients use our knowledge and know-how in the industry to seek out highly qualified candidates for senior-level and executive roles.

Finance & Accounting

One of Avatar International’s specialities is in recruiting for specialist roles within the corporate finance and accounting sector.

International Presence

At Avatar International we provide recruitment services internationally across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Australasia and North America.

United Kingdom

Europe

Middle East

Australasia

South Africa

North America

Industries We Work With

We have a high calibre of professional candidates for every industry we specialise in.

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Cybersecurity

Some will say that Cybersecurity today forms the building blocks of modern-day business’, working behind the scenes to keep companies and employees safe from cyber-attacks – this is an issue for every company that is very real, and it’s happening now!

Jobs

We are delighted to have the following current vacancies available. Please click on any of the vacancies to see more information about the role.

Clients

Finding the right person for your vacant role can be time-consuming and sometimes challenging. Yet by working with us we can make your life easier, with deeper insights into the market, the candidates available and their salary expectations.

William Wilsnagh CEO | Business Advisor | Executive Coach

William has more than 30 years’ corporate and business ownership experience. He held senior executive roles in the United Kindom, Europe, Africa, and the Americas for over 20 years. As a result, William gained the reputation of being a phenomenally successful business leader and mentor, encouraging and supporting executive teams to foster business growth.

William also delivers to his clients, strong business analysis and commercial insight, ensuring decisive action can be taken to accelerate organisational development. Coupled with his impressive ground-breaking and innovative problem solving, meaningful change and turnaround experience, William can inspire, influence and guide policymaking at the most senior level, facilitating seamless operations in corporates.

His areas of specialisation include: Commercial Leadership, Sales, Operational Management, Organisational Development, Financial Performance, Product Management, Customer Engagement, Business Strategy, Business Development, Operations, Transformation, Business Integration

Miranda Wilsnagh COO| AIPSC| CIPC

Miranda, an expert in IT recruitment, provides safe, fast, and effective resourcing solutions, placing candidates in various technology roles, from Support Engineers, right up to CEO level.

She has experience with placing multinational SaaS, Corporate and SME clients across most Continents.

Miranda’s advanced recruitment skills guarantees she listens to clients and candidates needs and criteria, ensuring that she finds the top candidate for the position.

She has very successfully placed numerous candidates, and one of her candidates, Balazs H had this to say about Miranda;

Miranda is simply the best recruiter with whom I have worked so far. This is no small statement as I have interacted with over a hundred recruiters for shorter or longer periods of time over almost two decades as I have spent most of my career contracting and have worked with many clients across four countries.

I strongly recommend Miranda for hiring managers wanting to fill a position with some challenging or unique requirements AND also for job seekers/contractors who is looking to find their dream opportunity.”

Recruitment services

With global cyber-attacks increasing by 28% in the third quarter of 2022, compared to same period in 2021, and an average of over 1 130 weekly attacks per organisation worldwide, it comes as no surprise that the growth of the Cybersecurity industry, as well as the demand for highly skilled roles has also increased.

With our reputation and client base, at Avatar International, we have access to the best candidates in the Cybersecurity market and find the right candidate to match the role, whatever it takes.

If you’re looking to recruit in the IT sector, you’ve come to the right place, Avatar International’s recruitment consultants have over 60 years of experience, recruiting IT professionals from across the globe. Avatar International offers an end-to-end solution – from receiving the job spec, to screening the certifications and qualifications, and interviewing to find the best candidate that is the best fit.

Avatar International recently placed Lead & Cybersecurity Architects, MDR & TI Analysts, SIEM Engineers, XSOAR Engineers, Lead Application Architects; Lead Solutions Architects; Senior Product Owner, Senior Agile Coach, Senior Scrum Master, plus many more for global clients in the Financial Services, Automotive, Aeronautical and SaaS companies amongst others. Avatar International continues to thrive in this sector.

Our specialist Executive Search consultants will find you the individual that has the right cultural fit for your team, ensuring a long-term partnership for both parties.

Another one of the recruitment services that Avatar International offers is finding executives that are not only good on paper, but that gel with the working culture of your current team. Let Avatar International’s executive search and selection consultants identify the most suitable candidates on your behalf.

Executive Coaching

Avatar International’s executive coaching specialist, William Wilsnagh understands and appreciates the intricacies and challenges business owners and executive leaders regularly face. He uses this knowledge and experience in a manner that is open, honest and flexible, to help you overcome your challenges and achieve your goals.

Some of the topics covered in executive coaching include:

  • Optimising individual/team performance
  • Improving communication skills
  • Increasing productivity
  • Expand career opportunities
  • Increase self-esteem/self-confidence
  • Manage work/life balance
  • Improve leadership and business management
  • Assist with decision making/overcoming ambivalence

Executive coaching is beneficial to both an organisation and employees who are aiming to improve their efficiency and productivity, thereby producing better productivity and a smoother running and more successful company.

Business Consulting Services

Through our sister company, Skye Business Solutions, we will help you create and implement an effective business plan and roadmap that includes considering the longer-term goals for your business. We then use the correct systems and processes to improve the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the entire company. This provides you with a robust platform on which to scale and grow your business.

The biggest barrier for most leaders is their inability to truly become more strategic in their approach as they are too focused on the every-day running of their business. Skye Business Solutions will work with you to implement the correct systems and processes, transforming your business, where appropriate, to a more “Agile way of working.”