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South Korea Workforce Solutions

Employment services provider to world-leading engineering and technology companies in South Korea

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Recruitment agent to STEM industries in South Korea

Since 2002, Airswift has provided employment and mobilisation services for some of the largest projects taking place in the Republic of Korea.

After almost a decade of supporting these large-scale projects, Airswift cemented our presence in the country in 2012 with the opening of a dedicated South Korea office in Geoje to support fabrication yard activity. Our second office opened its doors in Ulsan not long thereafter.

Airswift holds ISO 9001, 14001, 27001 and OSHAS18001 accreditations and is the only local services provider acting under the UK Bribery Act, UK Criminal Finances Act, and US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Our Offices

Geoje

1F
30 Okposeongan-ro
Gyeongsangnam-do
53233 Geoje
South Korea

t: +82 70 4769 3300

Ulsan

6F & 9F
109 Munhyeon-ro
Dong-gu
Ulsan 44107
South Korea

t: +82 70 4769 3319

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To further enhance our service offering in South Korea and build on our success, in 2014 Airswift acquired KITCO, a leading supplier of talent, accommodation, local transport and procurement services in South Korea since 1985.

This deal created Airswift KITCO, the only provider of end-to-end local and expatriate workforces in South Korea and a single organisation for our clients’ workforce needs.

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Our teams support various onshore and offshore projects within marine engineering, heavy industries, shipbuilding, and infrastructure engineering across Geoje, Ulsan, Seoul, Daegu, Busan, Jinhae, and Mokpo. With over 40 years of global and South Korean experience, Airswift is the ideal one-stop shop for workforce supply, mobilisation and management requirements.

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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.

Services

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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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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
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Hire employees in South Korea

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Testimonials

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.
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.
Airswift is the most professional of agencies I have dealt with in many FPSO projects. Their dedication, timely intervention, effective communication and dissemination of important pandemic information such as Government directives, Advisories, Control and Safeguarding measures to NVUP staff are commendable.
Congratulations to Airswift for your utmost support, double thumbs up for me

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Case Study: Ichthys

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The Ichthys project is one of the largest LNG projects, taking gas from the Ichthys Field in the Browse Basin offshore of Western Australia. Airswift supported various clients throughout the lifecycle of the project in Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, and South Korea.

Read the full case study

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Case Study: Wheatstone LNG

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Case Study: Gorgon

Airswift supported the Gorgon project, one of the world's largest natural gas projects and the largest single resources development in Australia's history.

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Case Study: Jack St Malo

Airswift utilised its database and recruitment teams in both the U.S. and South Korea to provide a talented contractor workforce with technical expertise.

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Jobs in South Korea

If you are looking for full-time or temporary work, Airswift is the best technical recruitment agency in South Korea.

We recruit 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. 

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