Airswift entered the United Arab Emirates (UAE) market in 2010, supporting the country's largest energy projects from our offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Since then, Airswift has grown to become the premiere, end-to-end workforce solutions provider for companies operating in the UAE within the energy, process and infrastructure industries.
Our unique workforce solutions allow us to provide a variety of client and contractor support ranging from recruitment and on-boarding services to consultancy and cost saving solutions.
Talent Acquisition: Our UAE discipline-specific Recruitment teams specialise in the Energy, Process, Infrastructure, Telecoms and Banking industries. Our consultants are trained to an unparalleled level of expertise to ensure we are sourcing and qualifying the most suitable candidates for contract and permanent positions in the UAE and across the wider Middle East region.
Global Mobility: Airswift maintains an experienced Global Mobility team that helps deliver our suite of services, including global immigration and visa services, mobilisation and logistics services, payroll and taxation services, and Global Employment Outsourcing (GEO).
Consulting: Airswift offers unique talent mapping, which provides real-time data and market rate evaluations, allowing for improved decision making for workforce planning, sourcing, performance and risk management to sustain lean operations.
Managed Solutions: Our in-house sourcing solutions offer an embedded program delivery team on or near-site with recruiters who are fully immersed in the culture of our clients, engaging in their recruiting process and allowing for reduced cost and time-per-hire without compromising quality.
Airswift Dubai is the Middle East headquarters and is home to our experienced Recruitment, Global Mobility, Service, Finance and Operations functions.
Airswift hold a Dubai Manpower license, giving us access to unlimited UAE visas, ensuring we can compliantly support national and international talent. Our UAE team has the local knowledge and expertise to compliantly deliver in-country services and is 100% compliant with local labour laws and country requirements.
Airswift are very proud to support the government's Emiratisation strategy to help support locals in building their careers. Airswift have a specialist Emiratisation recruitment team, focusing on nationalisation across the seven Emirates in all seniority levels and all sectors (Government, Public and Private sectors).
Globally, Airswift take part in our Relay For Life events to raise money for cancer charities worldwide. Locally in the UAE we raise funds for Friends of Cancer Patients, a UAE based charity to support those and their families who are affected by cancer. The Middle East teams will host various events and ask clients, contractors, family and friends to participate and join the fundraising activities and challenges.
Each year during the holy month of Ramadan, Airswift staff donate food products to the Ramadan Food Bank Fridges to help those less fortunate around the UAE.
"Airswift have done a fantastic job of supporting Bluewater throughout the project, successfully sourcing, onboarding and managing a large workforce. Airswift's local knowledge and experience in the UAE market, combined with an intertwined cross-regional approach to project support, have been vital in ensuring the success of the project to date."
Construction Manager, Bluewater Energy Services BV
Airswift's success is driven by passionate, talented people who join our highly diverse team in a range of positions, with the opportunity to grow and develop a long-term and fulfilling career with us.
Airswift's Middle East Senior Leadership Team (SLT) consists of 11 members, all of which have been in the business for several years and have progressed and developed their careers within Airswift. 55% of the SLT are male and 45% are female. Several members joined Airswift in more junior based roles and are now members of the Middle East SLT. This is an example of Airswift committing to internal employee development and ongoing progression through personal development and career plans, as well as coaching and mentoring.
Airswift are proud to be awarded the 2018 Large Recruitment Company of the Year at the RecruitME Awards. In addition to our recognition for our Middle East activity since first operations, Airswift was also shortlisted for the Oil, Gas & Energy Recruitment Company of the Year.
Throughout the MEAST region, it means a lot to be recognised and shortlisted as a potential company of the year and in our chosen specialist sectors.
Regional Headquarters Cayan Business Centre Office 702, 7th Floor Barsha Heights PO BOX 391325 Dubai United Arab Emirates
t: +971 (0) 4 245 4900
Office 904, 9th Floor Al Falah Exchange Building Electra Street Al Markaziyah Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
t: +971 267 2236
"Tour de Airswift" event in honour of the Tour de France
Dubai team getting together for iftar
Group picture following a challenging team building session testing their patience, fitness, logic and skill
Relocating to United Arab Emirates
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 the UAE and some general guidelines for getting around the country.
Airswift was selected as the workforce solutions provider to support the Aoka Mizu project upon arrival at Dubai Drydocks for refit and modification, successfully sourcing, mobilising and managing a large workforce initially in the yard and through to sail away and hook-up in the North Sea.