PNG Workforce Solutions

Delivering staffing, HR and employment services to technical and engineering companies in Papua New Guinea


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Technical recruitment and staffing for major projects in PNG

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, Infrastructure and Mining.

Learn how we can help grow your business in Papua New Guinea CONTACT A WORKFORCE SPECIALIST
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Our Office

Port Moresby

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

t: +675 308 9500

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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.

Airswift processes more than 1,000 work permits and visa applications per year for more than 20 client organisations

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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.


Airswift partners with Harness Energy

Understanding the vital role that training and education play in ensuring workplace safety and enhancing productivity, Airswift have partnered with Harness Energy, a leading training organisation recognised for its exceptional work in preparing individuals for medium-to-high risk roles within the resources sectors.

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This collaboration is not just a meeting of minds but a fusion of shared values and a mutual commitment to generating positive change within the communities we serve in PNG.

Through this, we hope to enrich our existing offerings by integrating some of Harness Energy's training services, utilising their state-of-the-art training facility in Port Moresby. This initiative is designed to not only meet the evolving needs of our clients but also to contribute to the development of the national skill set in PNG.


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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.
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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.

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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.

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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
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Hiring in Papua New Guinea

If you are looking to expand your global footprint take a look at our guide to hiring employees in Papua New Guinea.

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Read our PNG Hiring Guide


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.
We have been partnering with Airswift for our workforce solutions service and we are very satisfied with their dedications and efficiency.
I was only with Airswift for 6 months and I lost count of how many calls I received from them to see how I was going. I was lucky to get a call from other recruiters. My new job will be direct but I would definitely use Airswift again in the future.
PNG team were wonderful on their support with on boarding and whilst in quarantine. Very accommodating and amenable.
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Other Airswift Locations in Asia Pacific

Team Photos

Airswift PNG DoubleDouble Party 2020

Celebrating Airswift's Double Double goals

Airswift PNG RFL Bake Sale 2019

Bake sale to raise funds for cancer research

Airswift PNG RFL 2018

Group picture after the Relay For Life event

Airswift PNG Country Anniversary 2017

Celebrating the 42nd Anniversary of PNG

Key Achievements

Good Corporate Citizen Award

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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

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

Case Study: Star Mountains

Airswift was approached to manage both the local PNG and global candidate search based on our extensive executive search and global mining experience.

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Case Study: PNG LNG

Our client needed help supporting a large number of contract personnel due to their lack of presence in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Find out how we helped.

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Case Study: Mining Workforce Solutions

Airswift has proven experience to source and supply technically skilled and experienced mining candidates, as well as manage the recruitment process.

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Case Study: PNG Oil & Gas Projects

Our client is a fossil fuel company with a primary focus in Papua New Guinea. Its assets include one of Asia’s largest undeveloped gas fields.

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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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Current Vacancies


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Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea

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