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Cobalt Recruitment and Davidson partner to offer trans-Tasman recruitment solutions

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The New Zealand arm of international recruitment firm Cobalt Recruitment and leading Australian recruitment and workplace performance advisors Davidson have signed an MOU with to reciprocally provide candidates and clients throughout Australia and New Zealand with broader access to each of these markets.

Cobalt NZ Managing Director Guy Davidson said he was enthusiastic about the opportunities the agreement will open for both companies, and importantly their valued candidates and clients alike.

"The partnership between Cobalt and Davidson allows both businesses to quickly access a wider pool of quality candidates to provide a more thorough solution to their recruitment needs,” Guy Davidson said.

“Candidates will also benefit through this relationship by gaining access to a wider range of roles and employers available through Cobalt in New Zealand and those offered by Davidson in Australia.

"Davidson has a very strong reputation in Australia for recruitment excellence providing a clear natural alignment between the two brands.

“As high performing recruitment firms, there are synergies across both businesses in the construction, engineering and property space.”

Stephen Veness, Group Manager, Projects & Operations with Davidson, said the partnership allows both Davidson and Cobalt the opportunity to expand and access international markets, value-adding to the work both established organisations are able to accomplish for their valued clients and candidates alike.

While both organisations will now be able to share resources to better service their competitive markets, the partnership will prove to be particularly beneficial for candidates and clients working in key areas such as engineering, property, construction and infrastructure.

“We have offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane servicing a national market where we have established an exceptionally strong footprint,” Veness continued.

“Under this agreement, the clients and candidates of both Davidson and Cobalt will now have access to opportunities on both sides of the Tasman; opportunities they may not have previously known existed.

“This allows us to expand our current reach into New Zealand and doing so through a partnership with a respected company where there is an alignment of values, outlook and core ethics.

“We are truly excited about the opportunities this will provide, particularly in a candidate short market.”



Davidson is one of Australia’s largest multi-disciplinary consulting and advisory companies specialising in recruitment and workplace performance. With a team of more than 200 across three Australian offices - Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane - we deliver tangible, measurable results for clients while working with candidates to find the right career path for them.


Since opening its Auckland office in 2009, Cobalt Recruitment has earned its reputation as a trusted partner by authentically representing our clients, our candidates and ourselves. We believe the road to success is paved with accurate and objective advice. It’s the reason we love our profession, and it’s how we’ve grown from a specialist company focused on property and construction into a multidisciplinary business which now includes recruitment expertise in engineering and legal.

Cobalt recruitment is privately owned, globally-networked with locally invested professionals who have a track record for delivering high-quality specialists, managers and board level executives. We recruit for permanent, interim, temporary and contract placements, actively promoting relocation to New Zealand through our sister companies in the UK and Singapore to create one of the most relevant talent pools in the world.


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