Who We Are

Career Station is a boutique recruitment agency committed to finding and placing talent for multi-media and communication agencies and leading corporates. Whether you are looking to hire or seeking a job for yourself, our mission is to make that process both exciting and successful.

What We Do

For clients, our small, dedicated team are agile enough to respond quickly and precisely to your brief to help you make the right decision. We will be on hand throughout the interview process, providing advice and support whenever required. Our aim is to find a candidate who isn’t just a great fit for you today, but one who will become an essential part of your company’s success in the future.

For candidates, our goal is to find you the best potential job opportunities while fully preparing and supporting you throughout the entire interview process. We maintain constant communication with a vast network of industry professionals to get the inside line on the latest job openings and opportunities.

Our Services

Client Service
Creative
Strategy
Production & Traffic
Finance

About Avril

Avril van der Merwe is an experienced and multi-skilled recruitment specialist with more than 20 years of service in marketing and recruitment. As a highly acclaimed marketing professional she has invaluable experience in sourcing and placing candidates in a number of industries including manufacturing and financial services. Her specialty lies in the marketing and communications field where she sources and recruits talent for leading corporates, multi-media and communication agencies.

She is an expert at assessing and selecting skilled talent for the industry due to her extensive international experience working at global communication agencies including Ogilvy & Mather in London, TBWA in London and Johannesburg and Ireland-Davenport in Johannesburg. She was responsible for a number of large multi-national brands including Standard Bank, Tiger Brands, MTN, National Geographic and the IPL. In the process Avril developed an extensive local and international network of trusted contacts. She has a detailed understanding of the recruitment requirements of modern organisations that spans both the functional attributes of a role as well as the softer interpersonal and cultural work requirements so critical to successful placements of new talent in a company. Avril is therefore well placed to provide a vital link between clients and her extensive data base of experienced candidates.

Avril believes that an organisations cohesiveness, efficiency and culture are key considerations when linking a candidate to a role, as employees need to feel aligned with the organisations mission, values and ethos.

Testimonials

When it comes to recruiting, Avril at Career Station, feels like an extension of our internal department. She is always reachable, responsive, and able to connect us with candidates who meet our needs. It is clear that she takes the time to listen and really understand what we’re looking for, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership.

VELI NGUBANE

– Founding Partner and Chief Creative Officer, Avatar Digital Agency

 

I have worked with Avril in various capacities over the past 20 years. As colleagues in the advertising and marketing industry she demonstrated a deep insight for client businesses and the strategic requirements to drive these businesses forward. Over the past 3 years I have worked with Avril on many mid and senior level search assignments within the financial marketing space. Avril's service is highly personalized, she takes the time to really understand what our needs are and critically assesses our business requirements before going into the market place. Her many years spent in the marketing industry across numerous clients gives her a unique advantage. I believe that her creative and detailed approach, coupled with plain old hard work is what makes the difference for me. I have recommended Career Station on multiple occasions and will continue to do so.

DAVID WINGFIELD

– Head of Marketing at Barclays Africa Group: Absa, Barclays

 

I would highly recommend Avril as a preferred recruitment supplier. She offers an exceptionally professional and personal service. She sincerely cares about the outcome of the candidate search and treats both her clients and her candidates with the utmost of respect and care. Her many years spent working in the advertising industry at the most senior of levels gives her insight into the potential candidates and the client’s requirements that cannot be matched, due to her in-depth understanding of and experience in the industry. I would make use of Avril’s services again without hesitation.

SUSAN NAPIER

– MD, Hardy Boys, Durban

 

Get In Touch

avril@careerstation.co.za
linkedin.com/in/avril-van-der-merwe-a8642437/