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At Blue Oak Personnel the longevity of a represented candidate's employment with the employer is of utmost importance to us. We place an emphasis on matching the candidate with the respective employer's environment to ensure a happy candidate and client. 

Our service

Our clients trust us to source staff suited to their culture and vacancy requirements.  This means that we:


  • Ensure a full understanding of the job specification

  • Conduct face-to-face interviews with the candidate

  • Obtain relevant and credible references

  • Perform background checks on potential employees (where required)

Our core Values



Conducting our business dealings with all honesty and transparency.


Treating privileged information with sensitivity.


Meet the Team

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Richard Raphael

Managing director

As a founding member of both Blue Oak Personnel and, Richard embodies the entrepreneurial spirit. With his background in the freight industry, he recognizes the importance of hiring the right personnel to stay ahead in the competitive field of freight forwarding. Richard takes charge of the website and can provide a more budget-friendly approach to your resourcing needs. Don't hesitate to reach out to him for assistance.


Lana Raphael

Recruitment Executive

Lana is a dedicated freight specialist with a keen focus on the Freight Forwarding & Clearing industry. Her expertise encompasses a wide range of freight and finance-related positions, and she excels at identifying top talent and assisting them in advancing their careers. If you have a specific hiring need for a unique work environment, Lana is the one to turn to for guidance. Don't hesitate to reach out to her for assistance in finding the perfect fit.


Bernadine Van Zijl
Recruitment Consultant

Bernadine is a highly experienced freight forwarding recruitment consultant with a focus on identifying the best candidates for jobs in the freight forwarding industry, including roles in finance, management, human resources, and logistics. Her expertise and knowledge of the industry make her an ideal partner for companies seeking to fill open positions with top talent. If you're looking for the perfect candidate for your company, don't hesitate to contact Bernadine.

Striving to be the best in what we do by treating our clients with a sense of priority and our candidates with mutual respect.

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