ABOUT wePlace

wePlace was started by two partners with one vision: we believe that we can add value to clients and candidates with a unique offering based on our diverse backgrounds and over 30 years of combined experience in the different industries that we represent and operate within. This sets us apart from any other recruitment agency, because we can find and identify the best talent as our team is from the industries we operate in. We have in-depth knowledge of the true requirements for the specific roles that we are entrusted to fill.

wePlace is a privately-owned company and we pride ourselves on a personalised service to our clients. We do this by providing an efficient, professional and caring service to our clients.

wePlace is a B-BBEE level 4 contributor with a procurement recognition of 100%.


wePlace with its diverse team, will continuously be looking at new and innovative solutions to all your placement needs.

Johann Cochrane


Johann has a qualification in finance and over five years in Auditing and ten years in Banking. He has spent five years in the Group Finance space and five years in the Capital Management team within Group Treasury of a tier one South African bank. His fifteen years’ experience in the fields that wePlace candidates, means that Johann has in depth knowledge of the attributes and technical skills required from a candidate to fulfil the needs and expectations of roles in the Finance and Banking space.

Wolf Cochrane


Wolf holds a B.Sc. in Information Technology, B.Sc. Honours in Biochemistry, M.Sc. in Bioinformatics and is also a CFA charter holder. Wolf has been consulting at the major banks in South Africa since 2007 and has managed numerous teams and Information Technology projects during this period. Wolf’s unique background and management of large teams proves to be invaluable in identifying the people with the right skills and aptitude for the roles which wePlace.

wePlace Philosophy

We strive to find and place the best candidates with our clients while aiding candidates in achieving their career expectations and aspirations.

We try to find employment opportunities that correspond to a candidate’s profile and to provide them with the best career opportunities, both in terms of the position and progression potential. We care about our candidates and take pride in the candidates that we find for our clients to such an extent that the relationship goes beyond merely a business transaction. The same applies to our clients; we build lasting relationships beyond that of a typical supplier relationship.

Being a South African company, we also understand and strongly believe in the need for transformation and we focus on sourcing the best talent from previously disadvantaged population groups, in particular African candidates. To date, 80% of the candidates we have interviewed are African.

wePlace mission

wePlace is continuously striving to identify the best candidates in the market with the appropriate skills to place with our clients. wePlace will go above and beyond to find these candidates and will look for them as far and wide as possible. wePlace constantly challenges the norm. We do not accept the status quo and we are continuously looking at innovative ways to make the talent sourcing and recruitment process as efficient and seamless as possible.

wePlace vision

To change the status quo in the recruitment space and in doing so, becoming the all in one South African recruiter of choice.

wePlace values

wePlace values integrity, respect, collaboration, diversity, empowerment and social responsibility. In accordance with these values wePlace treats each and every client and candidate with the attention, care and respect they deserve.