Employment agency to world-leading companies in the United Arab Emirates
Airswift are an end-to-end employment solutions provider that established a UAE business in 2010.
We provide employment services to energy, process, infrastructure, technology and mining projects from our offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Airswift’s global offices present a key advantage to our clients. With over 60 strategic global offices we are equipped to deliver workforce solutions for projects all over the world.
Our unique workforce solutions provide a variety of client and contractor support. These range from labour supply services to permanent recruitment, on-boarding services, consultancy and cost-saving solutions.
Our in-country services include, but are not limited to:
We offer an embedded recruitment process outsourcing service on or near-site. Our recruiters 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.
Consulting: talent mapping, benchmarking and strategy development
After 40 years’ as workforce specialists, Airswift has a detailed understanding of labour markets. Our consultancy services help clients develop their talent management strategy:
Salary and market rate benchmarking
Strategic workforce planning
Performance and risk management advice
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.
What makes Airswift a leading employment agency in the UAE?
Airswift hold a Dubai Manpower Licence, giving us access to unlimited UAE visas. This ensures we can compliantly support national and international talent.
We have the local knowledge and expertise to deliver in-country services. Our UAE team is 100% compliant with local and national labour law and regulations.
Airswift are very proud to support the government's Emiratisation strategy. Airswift have a specialist Emiratisation recruitment team, supporting locals to build their careers. We focus on nationalisation across the seven Emirates at all seniority levels. Our remit includes Government, Public Sector and Private Industry.
Globally, Airswift take part in Relay For Life to raise money for cancer charities. Each year, we raise funds for Friends of Cancer Patients, a UAE based cancer charity.
Each year during the holy month of Ramadan, staff donate to the Ramadan Food Bank Fridges. The donations go towards the less fortunate around the UAE.
“Airswift have done a fantastic job of supporting Bluewater throughout the project. They successfully sourced, onboarded and managed 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
How can Airswift UAE help candidates find their dream job?
Our contract and direct hire recruiters help at every stage of your job search.
For engineers looking for temporary or full time work, Airswift are the leading recruitment agency in United Arab Emirates.
We recruit for technical specialists in a wide range of roles including, but not limited to:
Drilling and Completions
Health, Safety and Environmental
We work with a wide range of innovative companies including small and medium enterprises, EPCs and 100% of the energy supermajors.
Airswift's success is driven by passionate, talented people. Employees gain an opportunity to develop a long term and fulfilling career with us.
Airswift's Middle East Senior Leadership Team (SLT) consists of 11 members. Several managers joined Airswift in junior roles and are now members of the Middle East SLT.
We are committed to internal employee development and ongoing progression. Personal development and career plans, including coaching and mentoring, guide our talent strategy. This also helps to guarantee great customer service for clients, contractors and candidates.
Airswift was also shortlisted for The Client Service Award.
The Best Large Recruitment Company to Work For
Airswift were praised by the judges for our positive employee engagement and retention of staff, enabling long-lasting client partnerships and retained expertise. Judges also liked the clear connection between Airswift’s values and approach to clients, candidates, employees and the community.
The Energy Recruitment Company of the Year
Judges praised Airswift for championing employee excellence, evidenced through retention and high employee engagement as well as the investment in delivering the best service for our clients and impressive contractor satisfaction rates.
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 (0) 2 671 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.