Recruitment and Workforce Solutions in the United Kingdom

Staffing, HR and employment services throughout the UK

Workforce solutions for the UK engineering and technology sectors

Since starting out in the UK in 1979, Airswift has evolved to become a global leader in the provision of international recruitment and workforce solutions to the engineering and technology sectors.

We work with global supermajors and leading EPCs, equipment, consulting, life sciences and technology companies.

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We pride ourselves on our long-standing partnerships and have earned a strong reputation built on excellence, innovation and transparency.

Global coverage

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.

Core services 

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:

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Workforce solutions to technical and engineering sectors in the UK and worldwide

Airswift continues to build our service experience delivering tailored workforce solutions to various projects and clients within the following industries:

Talent acquisition: recruitment, staffing and labour supply

Airswift Talent Acquisition Workforce Solutions

From our regional headquarters in Manchester, Airswift maintains a team of discipline-specific consultants trained to an unparalleled level of expertise. Our consultants are skilled at sourcing and qualifying the most suitable candidates for contract and permanent positions across the UK and the wider Europe & Africa region.

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.

Our recruitment services include labour supply, contract recruitment, permanent hire, contingent staffing and executive search campaigns.

Global employment and mobility

From relocation to immigration and outsourced HR, our global employment and mobility team help businesses grow.

Airswift Global Employment & Mobility Workforce Solutions
  • Global immigration and visa services
  • Relocation, mobilisation and logistics services
  • Payroll and taxation services
  • Global Employment Outsourcing (GEO)
  • Employer of Record (EOR)

Managed services and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO)

Airswift 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.

"I have always found the recruiters at Airswift to be knowledgeable, proactive and attentive to our project needs. Payroll was also timely and without error. I would therefore have no reservation in recommending Airswift to my colleagues on other projects and it is the intention of my self and my peers at Shell to continue to utilise Airswift's services."

Commissioning Manager, Shell

Consulting: talent mapping, benchmarking and workforce development

Airswift Workforce & HR Consulting Services

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.

Our consulting services include:

  • Project talent mapping
  • HR data analytics
  • Compensation, employee benefits and market-rate benchmarking
  • Recruitment strategy development
  • Training and development
  • Strategic workforce planning
  • Employer brand marketing
  • Performance and risk management advice

The Global Energy Talent Index (GETI)

GETI LogoEvery 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 labor trends within oil and gas, renewable energy, power, nuclear and petrochemicals.

How can Airswift help candidates find jobs in the UK?

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

Whether you’re searching for full time or temporary work, Airswift can help find the right role for your career goals and skill set. 

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Our Office(s)


Regional Headquarters
Delphian House
New Bailey Street
Greater Manchester
M3 5FS
United Kingdom

t: +44 0 161 214 4950

Notable Projects

  • East Anglia 1 & 3
  • Nemo Link
  • Bacton Refinery Rejuvenation Project
  • Knightsbridge FPSO
  • TCO Asset Development
  • Jasmine Project
  • Sligo
  • Sullem Voe Terminal
  • Brent Field Decommissioning
  • Biomass projects
  • Energy from waste projects

Project Highlight: Knightsbridge


Airswift delivered full end-to-end recruitment and global mobility services supporting over 130 contractors onshore and offshore for the Knightsbridge FPSO. 

Click here to read the full case study

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Hire employees in the United Kingdom

For businesses planning to expand their global footprint to the United Kingdom, take a moment to look at our in-country hiring guide for a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know when hiring employees in the UK.

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Read our United Kingdom hiring guide

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