Trusted partner for operators to provide staffing, mobility and employment services 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 continue supporting the future activity across all yard locations. Our second office opened its doors in Ulsan not long thereafter.
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.
We maintain a database of 14,000 qualified local oil and gas professionals and a 96% average contractor satisfaction rate. 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.
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.
Sectors we serve in South Korea
We are recruitment and workforce solution providers to reputable organisations within the following sectors:
Global Employment and Mobility: employment outsourcing, project site support services and relocation
Planning to relocate your workforce or set up in South Korea without a local entity? Our global employment and mobility specialists can help! From relocation to immigration and outsourced HR, we help businesses grow and expand.
Our specialists are trained to understand the local tax compliance and social security requirements of their region. We also engage professional advisors to ensure that the advice provided is 100% accurate.
Global immigration and visa services
Project site support services and relocation
Mobilisation, acommodation and logistics services
Payroll outsourcing and taxation services
Contractor care management
Global Employment Outsourcing (GEO)
Employer of Record (EOR)
"Everyone in Okpo have excelled in making me feel at home for my first time in Korea. The Airswift staff excels in everything they do."
Talent Acquisition: technical consultants, professional search and recruitment solutions
In South Korea, we have supported a number of clients and projects for global operators talent acquisition teams focus on dedicated disciplines and verticals. This domain knowledge ensures that projects are staffed on-time, compliantly and within budget. Candidates, compliant to South Korean requirements, can be sourced for long and short term contract assignments through our dedicated technical recruitment team.
Our recruitment services include labour outsourcing, contract recruitment, permanent hire, contingent staffing and executive search campaigns.
How can we help your business grow in South Korea?
Managed Solutions: Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and in-house sourcing solutions
Our in-house sourcing solutions provide an embedded program delivery team near or on-site with recruiters who are fully engaged in our clients’ culture. Our recruiters are immersed in client recruiting processes, which means we can reduce cost and time-per-hire without impacting quality.
Consulting: talent mapping, benchmarking and workforce development
40 years of workforce solutions have built our deep knowledge of labour markets. Our expertconsultancy serviceshelp you keep ahead of human resources trends
Project talent mapping
HR data analytics
Compensation and market rate benchmarking
Strategic workforce planning
Performance and risk management advice
The Global Energy Talent Index (GETI)
Each year, Airswift teams up with Energy Jobline to produce the Global Energy Talent Index (GETI) report. Aimed at energy professionals and managers, the report focuses on benchmarking and employment trends within the oil and gas, renewables, petrochemicals and nuclear industries.
Jobs in South Korea
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.
Ulsan team posing after a 3.2 km walk from our office to Ilsan beach as part of our annual Relay For Life event
Geoje team at Okpo Great Victory Commemorative Park
"Airswift are doing a great job in the market compared to any other firms. I strongly recommend this firm."
Client, GS E&C
Case Study: Ichthys
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.
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 South Korea and some general guidelines for getting around the country.