China Workforce Solutions

Providing recruitment, staffing and HR services to innovative engineering companies in the People's Republic of China

Delivering Engineering Workforce Solutions in China since 2008

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In 2008, Airswift began operations in the People's Republic of China to support the Chuandongbei Gas project, opening an office in Chengdu, Sichuan to provide a local presence. In 2010, we expanded our presence to Qingdao, where we supported the Gorgon LNG project.

Airswift has since expanded across the country, opening an office in Shanghai to help more organisations in China find and hire the top technical talent worldwide. Since the start of our services in China, we have employed over 20 staff and support various areas in the energy sector. This includes, but is not limited to upstream, midstream, downstream and fabrication.

To date, our local teams have successfully placed more than 100 nationals in various positions and mobilised over 370 expatriates to construction sites across China while maintaining 98% contractor retention.

Airswift has a dedicated compliance team that ensures our clients are given timely information on any compliance changes. Airswift is 100% compliant with local tax law and follows the Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy within our Code of Business Ethics. Airswift is registered to process visas, tax and invoicing in Qingdao, Chengdu, and Shanghai.

Global coverage

Airswift’s global offices present a key advantage to our clients. With over 60 strategic global offices we are equipped to deliver workforce solutions for projects all over the world.

Core services

Airswift provides a range of workforce solutions in China, including search and selection and global mobility services. Our teams specialise in identifying local and expatriate personnel, visa services, payroll and taxation services, mobilisation and logistics, and contractor care management.

Airswift provides flexibility to both our clients and contractors through our understanding of the market, competitive benefits packages, and consistent cost savings.

Our biggest strength is in the sourcing and identification of talent, and our local recruitment teams specialise in identifying and developing national expertise.

Our core services include:

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Sectors we work in across China

Airswift continues to build our service experience delivering tailored workforce solutions to various projects and clients within the following industries:

Talent acquisition: Recruitment and staffing Solutions

Airswift Talent Acquisition Workforce Solutions

Our talent acquisition teams focus on dedicated disciplines and verticals. This gives them a detailed understanding of client and candidate requirements. This domain knowledge ensures that projects are staffed on-time, compliantly and within budget.

Our recruitment services include labour outsourcing, contract recruitment, professional search, contingent staffing and executive search campaigns.

Global employment and mobility services

If you are expanding your business to China, our global employment and mobility teams can help with:

Airswift Global Employment & Mobility Workforce Solutions (GEM)
  • Global immigration and visa services
  • Mobilisation, relocation management and logistics services
  • Payroll outsourcing and taxation services
  • Contractor care management
  • Relocation management
  • Global Employment Outsourcing (GEO)
  • Employer of Record (EOR)

Managed services and recruitment outsourcing (RPO solutions)

Airswift Managed Solutions

Is your company grappling with multiple suppliers and escalating hiring costs? Our in-house sourcing solutions can help.

We offer an embedded recruitment process outsourcing service on or near-site. Our team will become immersed in your culture and engage in your hiring process. An on-site managed solution can reduce cost and time-per-hire without compromising quality.

We offer an embedded recruitment process outsourcing service on or near-site. Our team will become immersed in your culture and engage in your hiring process. An on-site managed solution can reduce cost and time-per-hire without compromising quality.

Services provided include:

  • Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO)
  • Roster management
  • Provision of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • HSE training

Consulting: Talent mapping, benchmarking and strategy development

Airswift has a deep knowledge of labour markets. Our expert consultancy services help you keep ahead of human resource trends through the following:

Airswift Workforce & HR Consulting Services
  • Project talent mapping
  • HR data analytics
  • Compensation and market rate benchmarking
  • Skills assessments
  • Strategic workforce planning
  • Performance and risk management advice

"Airswift gave excellent help with the whole process, from visa, flights to medical transportation. Everyone has been very helpful and welcoming. A great team all around. Airswift is an excellent organisation."

Client, Chevron - CDB Gas

The Global Energy Talent Index (GETI)

GETI LogoEach year, Airswift teams up with Energy Jobline to produce the Global Energy Talent Index (GETI) report. Aimed at energy professionals and managers, the report focuses on benchmarking and employment trends within the oil and gas, renewables, petrochemicals and nuclear industries.

Jobs in China

Our contract and professional search recruiters help top talent at every stage of their job search.

Whether you’re searching for full time or temporary work, Airswift can help you find the right role for your career goals and skill set.

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Our Offices 


KYMS, Unit 816
No. 555
WuDing Road, Jing An District
Shanghai, 200040 
People’s Republic of China

t: +86 21 8042 0100


Room 402
Building 1
#397 Changjiang Road
Qingdao Economic & Technology Development Zone
Shangdong Province
People’s Republic of China

t: +86 53 2889 85044


No.27 Dongting Road
HeXi District

t: +86 (0) 21 6233 8300


Xiwang Tower
No.136 Zhongshan Road
Zhongshan District Dalian
Liaoning Province
Dalian 116001 China

t: +86 (0) 21 6233 8300


Level 13
The Office Tower
Shangri-La Center
9 Binjiang Rd. (East)
Chengdu, Sichuan 610021
People’s Republic of China

t: +86 28 6551 1850

Team Photos 



Team4Shanghai head office Team

TB3Team celebrating a new Milestone performance in Pudong


TB5Team Building around Suzhou, hiking Qiong Long mountain

Team5cropQingdao Branch Team

Relocating to China

Whether you’re on assignment or travelling for work, take a moment to look at our Relocation Guide, which offers a unique view on life in China and some general guidelines for getting around the country.


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