PNG Workforce Solutions, Manpower Supply and Global Mobility

Delivering staffing, HR services and employment services to engineering projects in 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 manpower in PNG.

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

We are a leading engineering recruitment agency and have provided technical staffing and manpower 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.


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:

Talent Acquisition: manpower supply in PNG

Airswift Talent Acquisition

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

Global mobility, visa and relocation management

Airswift Global Mobility

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)

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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

Airswift Consulting

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

  • 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

Would you like to grow your business in PNG?

Contact our client service team!

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.

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

How can an engineering staffing agency help job seekers find their dream role?

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

If you are looking for full time or temporary work, Airswift are one of the leading recruitment companies in PNG.

We recruit for a wide range of disciplines including, but not limited to:

  • HSE Management
  • HR
  • Quality Management
  • Exploration and Production
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Cost and Planning
  • Structural Engineers
  • Multi-Disciplined Engineering Professionals
  • Construction and Commissioning
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Skilled Tradesmen
  • Facilities
  • Process Design
  • Optimisation

If you are looking for opportunities worldwide, our international recruitment teams list all our top engineering jobs and other vacancies on our job board

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

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

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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
  • PNGHRI AGM
  • 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

AirswiftOffice

Our Office

Port Moresby

Level 5
Cuthbertson House
Cuthbertson Street
Port Moresby 121
Papua New Guinea

t: +675 320 3095

Key Sectors

  • Oil & Gas
  • LNG
  • Mining
  • Petrochemicals
  • Infrastructure
  • Corporate

Notable Projects

  • PNG LNG
  • Stanley Gas Aggregation Project
  • Papua LNG
  • Hidden Valley & Wafi Golpu mines
  • Ok Tedi Mine
  • Porgera Gold Mine

Team Photos

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

Relocating to Papua New Guinea

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 Papua New Guinea and some general guidelines for getting around the country.

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