Downstream Oil & Gas Recruitment and Workforce Solutions

Leading efficiency and innovation within the downstream sector

Providing recruitment talent solutions to the downstream industry for over four decades

For over 40 years, Airswift has worked with the world’s leading oil & gas companies to provide talent that delivers efficiency and innovation in safety-focused environments and continues to be a leader within the downstream sector.

As part of our growing footprint in the refining and petrochemical industry, we have built trusted relationships with many key downstream clients and have expanded our database of candidates within the downstream sector.

Airswift provides the following services to our downstream clients:

  • Talent Acquisition
  • Global Employment and Mobility
  • Executive and Board Search
  • Consulting
  • Managed Solutions

Global Coverage

Airswift’s global offices present a key advantage to our clients. With over 60 strategic global offices, we are equipped to deliver the best talents in the industry.

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Talent acquisition

Our talent acquisition teams focus on dedicated disciplines and verticals. This gives them a detailed understanding of hiring manager requirements. This ensures that projects are staffed on time, compliantly and within budget.

Airswift Talent Acquisition Workforce Solutions

  • Screening qualified potential candidates
  • Retained search and headhunter services 
  • Contingent staffing and contractor management
  • Direct Hire and permanent recruitment
  • Executive and board search

Would you like to find out how Airswift can support your downstream oil & gas project?

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Global employment and mobility services

For projects that require international human resources, our global employment and mobility services deliver: 

Airswift Global Employment & Mobility Workforce Solutions

  • Global immigration and visa services
  • Mobilisation and logistics services
  • Relocation management
  • Payroll and taxation services
  • Global Employment Outsourcing (GEO)

Managed solutions and recruitment outsourcing (RPO solutions)

Are you using multiple oil & gas recruitment companies and witnessing escalating hiring costs? Our in-house sourcing solutions can help!

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 on a long term basis. An on-site managed solution can reduce cost and time-per-hire without compromising quality.

Managed solutions and recruiting services

Airswift Managed Solutions

  • Full life cycle recruitment support
  • Supplier performance tracking
  • Onsite support
  • Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO)
  • Transition services of incumbent contingent workers

Consulting: talent mapping, benchmarking and strategy development

As a leading oil and gas employment company for four decades, Airswift truly understands energy labour markets. 

Our consultancy services help oil & gas clients plan their talent pipeline:

Airswift Workforce & HR Consulting Services

  • Talent mapping
  • Salary and market rate benchmarking
  • Identification and delivery of cost savings
  • Skills assessment
  • Strategic workforce planning
  • Performance and risk management advice

The Global Energy Talent Index (GETI)

GETI-Logo_900x450pxEvery 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.

"As the contracting and procurement focal point for my organization, the ability to delivery highly qualified contractors across a variety of disciplines in a timely manner is pivotal to the success of our event's execution. Utilizing Airswift's TARPP makes this process simple, effective and ultimately productive. In addition, Airswift's competitive pricing structure allows us to seamlessly use their program with no inhibitions related to cost"

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Airswift have provided the following services to key downstream projects

  • Provided all safety, construction and engineering personnel to a multi-billion-dollar growth project in Texas. The project is split into two parts, an ethylene cracker installation and a polyethylene expansion.

  • Delivered a fully compliant on-boarding process for 2,000+ workers and third-party contractors on a refinery mobilization project in Indiana. This resulted in an incident free transition with zero disruption to business and 100 per cent transfer rate. There was $1.4m initial cost savings through day-rate industry salary benchmarking and ongoing savings of $4m throughout the duration of the contract.

  • Supplied all contingent workers and managed all on-boarding compliance requirements for a turnaround project in Texas. A team of 30 turnaround specialists was provided to effectively support the project resulting in $400,000 of savings. The turnaround staffing model is endorsed by the site and is now being considered as the standard model for the client.


Airswift partners with many leading refining companies around the world and has supported various turnarounds and shutdowns for both major corporations and independent refining companies, providing tailored solutions to meet the individual needs of refineries and process facilities. Through this experience and listening to our clients, Airswift developed and introduced the Airswift Turnarounds Partnership Program (TARPP) in North America, a flexible created to support the on-boarding and management of third-party/leased contractors.

Awards and achievements for safety at refineries and downstream project locations

  • Excellence Award from NWIBRT (Northwest Indiana Business RoundTable) Safety Awards for maintaining DAFW, DART and TRIR lower than the average of the NWI Regional Contractor community and demonstrating an acceptable safety management system.
  • Outstanding Safety Performance in the category of 25,000-100,000 man-hours worked at the Pascagoula Refinery.
  • Safety Recognition Award for safety performance at the Whiting Refinery with a total recordable incident rate below 0.34.
  • Outstanding Safety Performance in the cateogory of 25,000-100,000 man-hours worked at the Pascagoula Refinery.

Oil and gas disciplines we recruit for

Airswift’s recruiters have the extensive knowledge and networks to find the perfect candidate within a range of downstream disciplines.

  • Administration/Professional Services
  • Chemicals
  • Construction
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • HSSE
  • Logistics/Materials
  • Plant Management/Maintenance
  • Procurement
  • Project Management/Project Services
  • Quality/Inspection Services
  • Turnaround/Shutdown

Why choose Airswift for your workforce solution?

Airswift are the oil and gas staffing agency of choice for world-leading energy businesses.

With over 

  • 60 offices worldwide
  • 800 employees
  • 7,000 contractors

Our global reach and pool of available talent is unmatched in the industry. 

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