Recruitment and Workforce Solutions in the United Kingdom

Staffing, HR and employment services throughout the UK

CONTACT A WORKFORCE SPECIALIST

United Kingdom Feature Image

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.

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

ccv2-hero-clients

Are you looking to hire in the UK?

SPEAK TO OUR WORKFORCE SPECIALISTS

Stylized Airswift Logo Display

Our Office(s)

Manchester

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

t: +44 0 161 214 4950

A short animation highlighting the range of locations that Airswift provides technical and engineering recruitment to.

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

Accordion - Talent Acquisition

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.
Two women collaborating at a laptop with text 'Talent Acquisition' on a blue background.
Accordion - Global Employment

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.

Smiling woman in a pink blazer in an office setting with text
Accordion - Managed Solutions

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.

Two colleagues conversing in a modern office space with text
Accordion - Consulting

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
Two professionals discussing in a high-rise office with text
Two women collaborating at a laptop with text 'Talent Acquisition' on a blue background.
Smiling woman in a pink blazer in an office setting with text
Two colleagues conversing in a modern office space with text
Two professionals discussing in a high-rise office with text
Woman in green shirt smiling during an interview with text 'Hiring Guide' on a blue background.

Hire employees in the United Kingdom

Are you planning to expand your global footprint?

Take a look at our comprehensive guide to hiring in the UK.

UK Hiring guide sidebar

Download our UK Hiring Guide

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.
I get to deal with a lot of agencies, and I would say Airswift is at the top.
businesses man sketching on a map

Other Airswift Locations in Europe

Team Photos

Manchester Halloween 2023

The Manchester team dressed in their best Halloween outfits

Manchester rfl

The Manchester team at the Relay for Life 2023 event

Stockton

The Stockton team's Three Peaks Challenge for Target Ovarian Cancer

Project Highlight: Knightsbridge

KNIGHTSBRIDGE(enquest)-casestudy-img
Airswift delivered full end-to-end recruitment and global mobility services supporting over 130 contractors onshore and offshore for the Knightsbridge FPSO. 

You may also be interested in these case studies....

Case Study: Tyra Gas

Our client needed to identify a company who could serve as a "one-stop shop", providing Global Employment and Mobility across seven locations.

Read more

Case Study: Workforce Transition

Airswift provided a dedicated consolidation team to smoothly facilitate a workforce transition of 100 contractors. This resulted in a 50% cost reduction.

Read more

Case Study: Onsite Recruitment

A major global oil and gas company required an onsite recruitment and payroll partner in Aberdeen and the North Sea

Read more

Case Study: Technical Sales

A biopharmaceutical specialist needed market research, salary benchmarking and talent acquisition of a technical sales manager.

Read more

Office Trio Discussion

How can Airswift help candidates find jobs in the UK?

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

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. 

Register for our candidate portal

Current Vacancies

Latest Blogs

Using talent mapping to break into international markets

Using talent mapping to break into international markets

Finding and retaining talent is becoming more challenging. Talent mapping provides a more strategic approach to recruitment when expanding into new markets

Read More

What is a professional employer organisation? How can a PEO help your business expand?

What is a PEO and when should you use one?

A PEO acts as an outsourced HR function: supporting hiring and onboarding processes, payroll, employee benefits, PTO or leave accrual

Read More

How to overcome global payment processing challenges

If you are researching how to pay employees internationally, congratulations! You must be expanding. Here's our guide to global payment processing.

Read More

oil and gas projects africa

Fueling Africa's Future: 5 Massive Oil & Gas Projects Unveiled

Energy companies have their sights set on Africa. Here are the 5 largest oil & gas projects happening in Africa at the moment

Read More

GETI 2023

The Global Energy Talent Index (GETI)

GETI is an annual energy employment trends report focused on oil and gas, renewables, power, nuclear and petrochemicals.

Download the GETI report

S&F Airswift newsletter form graphic

Fast-track your STEM career