Recruitment and Workforce Solutions in Japan

Staffing, HR consulting and employment services delivered to STEM industries

    Japan Feature Image

    Japanese staffing and specialist workforce solutions

    Our highly skilled recruitment consultants and service teams are trusted to source, recruit and payroll talented nationals and expatriate workers. This includes the sourcing of qualified engineers and operational teams as well as citizen development programmes.

    In Asia Pacific, Airswift is the leading workforce solutions provider for multiple onshore and offshore fabrication yard and FPSO projects. We have managed over 50 Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) and major fabrication yard projects. 

    Airswift has extensive experience in recruiting and mobilising expatriates for various onshore, offshore, power plant, and pipeline projects, while remaining compliant with local laws.


    Are you planning to hire in Japan?


    Fabrication and Shipyards-featured-image

    A leading recruitment agency for Fabrication Yard Projects

    Airswift have managed over 50 FPSO and major fabrication yard projects across Asia Pacific since 2001.

    A short animation highlighting the range of locations that Airswift provides technical and engineering recruitment to.

    Local knowledge
    Global expertise

    Airswift is the staffing agency of choice for world-leading businesses.

    We manage 60 offices worldwide, 1,000 employees and 9,000 contractors. Our global reach and pool of available talent is unmatched in the industry.

    Our connected infrastructure ensures unique project insights and agile talent acquisition. Whatever the project, we can help find and mobilise the best onshore and offshore talent.


    Accordion - Talent Acquisition

    Talent Acquisition

    We provide permanent recruitment and contractor management services. 

    Our talent acquisition offerings include:

    • Retained search and headhunter services. Our dedicated recruiters work to find the best candidates for specialised roles. By leveraging our industry expertise and extensive network, we identify the right candidates.

    • Contingent staffing and contractor management. We provide our clients with the flexibility to scale their workforce up or down without the administrative burden of managing contractors. We take care of all the logistics, including payroll, compliance, and benefits, so that you can focus on your core business.

    • Direct hire and permanent recruitment. For clients who need to fill a critical role within their organisation, our team work with you to understand your unique requirements and identify candidates who meet those criteria. We handle everything from sourcing and screening to negotiating offers and onboarding.

    • Board and executive search. Find the best leaders for your organisation. We strive to understand your strategic goals, values and culture before identifying the right candidates.
    Two women collaborating at a laptop with text 'Talent Acquisition' on a blue background.
    Accordion - Global Employment

    Global Employment and Mobility

    For businesses looking to expand their operations internationally, speed and accuracy are critical when it comes to recruiting the right talent for their global projects.

    We offer a comprehensive suite of global employment and mobility services designed to help firms hire internationally and mobilise talent around the world.

    Our global immigration and visa services, mobilisation and logistics services, relocation management, and payroll and taxation services ensure that your workforce is compliant and ready to hit the ground running, no matter where your projects take you.

    In addition, our Global Employment Outsourcing (GEO) services provide a flexible and cost-effective solution for companies seeking to establish a global presence while minimising their administrative burden.

    Smiling woman in a pink blazer in an office setting with text
    Accordion - Managed Solutions

    RPO & Managed Solutions

    Airswift offers a comprehensive suite of managed solutions for talent management.

    Our services encompass the full recruitment life-cycle, including:

    • Supplier performance tracking to help you monitor and assess the performance of your staffing suppliers to maintain productivity, lower compliance risks and reduce costs.

    • On-site support to ensure that your projects are staffed with the right people at the right time.

    • Transition services for incumbent contingent workers to new staffing arrangements, ensuring a seamless and efficient process.

    In addition, we offer recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solutions to streamline your hiring process and provide a cost-effective staffing solution. Our RPO solutions solve the problem of high recruitment costs and time-consuming processes by providing a comprehensive staffing solution that includes:

    • Sourcing: We leverage our vast network of talent to find the best possible candidates for your cleantech projects.

    • Screening: Our rigorous screening process ensures that you only receive resumes from the most qualified and suitable candidates.

    • Onboarding: We handle all aspects of the onboarding process, including reference checks and other necessary paperwork.

    • Talent management: We provide ongoing support and talent management services to ensure that your staffing needs are always met.

    Two colleagues conversing in a modern office space with text
    Accordion - Consulting


    At Airswift, we understand the unique staffing challenges facing STEM industries. That's why we've made it our mission to connect top talent with the organisations that need them most.

    Tackling the talent gap is one of the biggest challenges of the energy transition. As the world races to build a more sustainable future, the demand for skilled professionals is skyrocketing – but supply isn't keeping up.

    Our vast network of qualified candidates spans the globe, with expertise in energy, construction, technology and engineering.

    Through our industry-leading workforce consulting we can help you with :

    • Talent mapping
    • Salary and market rate benchmarking
    • Identification and delivery of cost savings
    • Skills assessment
    • Strategic workforce planning
    • Performance and risk management advice
    Two professionals discussing in a high-rise office with text
    Two women collaborating at a laptop with text 'Talent Acquisition' on a blue background.
    Smiling woman in a pink blazer in an office setting with text
    Two colleagues conversing in a modern office space with text
    Two professionals discussing in a high-rise office with text


    The person I dealt with was a stand out because they were extremely helpful and efficient in getting information so quickly. They have been very warm, gracious and professional.

    You may also be interested in these case studies....

    Case Study: Tyra Gas

    Our client needed to identify a company who could serve as a "one-stop shop", providing Global Employment and Mobility across seven locations.

    Read more

    Case Study: IT Recruitment in Asia

    A leading fintech start-up required a Lead Database Developer to support its rapid expansion across SE Asia

    Read more

    Case Study: Rail Construction

    Our client is a leading international construction company delivering a portfolio of high-profile infrastructure projects throughout Asia.

    Read more

    Case Study: Singapore Parallel Train

    Our client needed skilled and experienced local contractors at short notice, despite talent shortages.

    Read more

    Office Trio Discussion

    How can Airswift Japan help candidates find their dream job?

    Our contract and direct hire recruiters help at every stage of your job search.

    If you are looking for full time or temporary work, Airswift are the best Japanese recruitment agency for you.

    We recruit for technical specialists in a wide range of roles including, but not limited to:

    • Engineering
    • Technology
    • Construction & Commissioning
    • Geosciences
    • Operations
    • Drilling and Completions
    • Project Management
    • Health, Safety and Environmental management
    • Quality Control
    • Data Science

    We work with a wide range of innovative companies including small and medium enterprises, EPCs and 100% of the energy supermajors. 

    Register for our candidate portal

    Latest Blogs

    A vintage green and gold tram passes in front of Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia

    A jobseeker's guide to migrating to Australia

    Interested in relocating to Australia? Read our comprehensive guide on the visas and requirements for living and working in Australia.

    Read More

    Aerial view of the Sydney Opera House in the daytime

    Strategies for mobilising talent to Australia

    Interested in mobilising your workforce to Australia? Read our comprehensive guide on talent mobilisation and the TSS 482 Visa.

    Read More

    Wind energy recruitment agency in Australia

    Top 3 wind energy projects in Australia

    Australia's 2023 renewable energy surge, emphasizing wind power's growth, job creation, and the nation's stride towards global leadership.

    Read More

    Organising Papua New Guinea visas and work permits

    Need to mobilise workers in Papua New Guinea? Read our blog on the top five considerations for hiring managers when organising work permits and visas.

    Read More

    GETI 2023

    The Global Energy Talent Index (GETI)

    GETI is an annual energy employment trends report focused on oil and gas, renewables, power, nuclear and petrochemicals.


    S&F Airswift newsletter form graphic

    Fast-track your STEM career