PNG Workforce Solutions

Delivering staffing, HR and employment services to Papua New Guinea

Airswift - PNG workforce development, recruitment and staffing for major projects

Since acquiring a local consulting and recruiting firm, Pacifica HR in 2010, we have developed a deep understanding of employment trends in PNG.

From our office in Port Moresby, Airswift has grown to become the premier employment agency and labour supplier in PNG. 

We are a leading engineering recruitment agency and have provided technical staffing and employment services to several major projects within Oil & Gas, Construction and Mining.

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.

We are focused on recruitment and deployment of PNG citizens, alongside non-citizens. We have provided a range of training and development programmes, as well as graduate recruitment schemes.

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.

Employment agency services

Airswift provides a range of client services alongside recruitment in PNG. It is important to Airswift that we always remain compliant in every country in which we operate.

Managing complex projects and local and foreign workers can be challenging for business. Alongside staffing, we help clients remain updated with immigration rules and labour law.

Our experience in Papua New Guinea is second to none. Our in-country services include, but are not limited to:

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Talent Acquisition

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.

Services: labour hire, contract recruitment, permanent hire, contingent staffing and executive search

Global employment and mobility, visa and relocation management

Airswift Global Employment & Mobility Workforce Solutions

If you are planning to relocate your workforce to PNG, our Global Mobility team can help.

From Relocation Services to Global Immigration, Airswift PNG helps your business grow. Our services include: processing of work permits and visas, mobilisation/relocation of staff and contract workers, payroll bureau, and HR advisory services.

Managed Services and recruitment outsourcing (RPO solutions)

Airswift Managed Solutions

We offer an embedded recruitment process outsourcing service on or near-site. Our team 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.

Managed Solutions: recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), roster management, provision of personal protective equipment (PPE), tooling and HSE training

Consulting: talent mapping, benchmarking and management services

After 40 years’ delivering global employment services, Airswift has gained a deep knowledge of labour markets. Our expert consultancy services help you keep ahead of human resources trends:

Airswift Workforce & HR Consulting Services
  • Project talent mapping
  • HR data analytics
  • Compensation and market rate benchmarking
  • Training and development
  • Graduate recruitment
  • Strategic workforce planning
  • Employer brand marketing
  • Performance and risk management advice

Key Achievements

  • Awarded the Good Corporate Citizen accolade by the Department of Labour & Industrial Relations [Click here to learn more]
  • Established the Langley Program to support Papua New Guinean HR graduates with work experience, classroom training and mentoring [Click here to learn more]
  • Participates in a range of charity and community engagement activities [Click here to learn more]
  • Processes more than 1,000 work permits and visa applications per year for more than 20 client organisations
  • Placed over 2,000 personnel with over 40 clients since 2010 with more than half of all placements being Papua New Guinean citizens

"Airswift has a team of specialist recruiters which have been pivotal in providing high quality talent throughout our operations in Papua New Guinea. The team at Airswift have shown themselves to be an ethical, reliable and responsible partner continuously adding value in every situation."

Head of Human Resources (PNG), Oil Search

The Global Energy Talent Index (GETI)

Every year, Airswift co-produce an annual employment trends and benchmarking report. GETI is a consultancy report for managers and professionals in the energy sector. The report focuses on oil and gas, renewables, power, nuclear and petrochemicals.

Good Corporate Citizen Award

Good Corporate Citizen Logo

In 2013, Airswift received the Good Corporate Citizen (GCC) Award by the Department of Labour and Industrial Relations.

This was awarded for our commitment to employing and training PNG citizens. It additionally recognised our compliance with labour and immigration laws.

Airswift was the only workforce solutions company recognised as a Good Corporate Citizen. 

Through our business practice as a Good Corporate Citizen, our clients benefit through:

  • Ability to obtain Long Term Work Permits which is valid up to five (5) years,
  • Priority processing of applications and renewals.

Langley Program


Inspired by Airswift chairman, Ian Langley, the Langley Graduate Program builds local careers. Since 2012, the program has invested over K400,000 in the career development of 86 UPNG graduates.

Aimed at Bachelor in Business students, the program provides intense pre-employment training.

The program comprises:

  • 3 Human Resource Certificate courses
  • 12-week secondment
  • Professional development workshops & seminars
  • Practical assignments
  • Volunteer and networking opportunities
  • Mentoring secondary students. 

The program also gives companies the chance to find excellent employees for secondment. 

We aim for all graduates to find permanent employment before completion. To date, our graduates have a 90% success rate.

Community involvement

Airswift is dedicated to supporting the local communities in Papua New Guinea.  The following is a snapshot of the events we regularly support.

  • Airswift Global Relay For Life
  • PNG Cancer Foundation
  • Airswift Career Fair in Partnership with the PNG Australia Alumni Association
  • Zonta Birthing Kit Project (Zonta Club)
  • Cheshire Homes BBQ fundraiser
  • Dance for Freedom - Violence against Women Initiative.
  • Susu Mama Project
  • Transparency International Walk Against Corruption
  • IEPNG AGM and AGM Dinner
  • UPNG Netball Team
  • Verenagi and Milne Canoe Sail Sponsorship
  • World AIDS Day Sponsorship
  • Operation Open Heart Donations
  • Hiri Moale Cultural Festival
  • PWC Corporate Challenge
  • Konedobu Outrigging canoe club

How can Airswift help candidates find jobs in Papua New Guinea?

Our contract and direct hire 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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Airswift Port Moresby Office Papua New Guinea

Our Office

Port Moresby

B2, Commercial Plaza Building
Nambawan Super Plaza
MacGregor Street
Port Moresby NCD

t: +675 308 9500

Team Photos

Airswift PNG DoubleDouble Party 2020
Celebrating Airswift's new goals for 2020 and beyond

Airswift PNG RFL Bake Sale 2019
Our PNG team hosting a bake sale to raise funds for cancer research and awareness

Airswift PNG RFL 2018
Posing for a group picture after the Relay For Life event

Airswift PNG Country Anniversary 2017
Our team celebrating the 42nd Anniversary of Papua New Guinea

Hiring in Papua New Guinea

For businesses planning to expand their global footprint to Papua New Guinea, take a moment to look at our in-country hiring guide for a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know when hiring employees in Papua New Guinea.

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