Onshore Wind Recruitment and Workforce Solutions

Airswift’s experience on global onshore wind projects

The global wind market is set for exponential growth over the next few years. The industry is changing, and we understand the challenges facing the sector. 

Airswift has proven experience in supporting TSOs, developers, and contractors for numerous onshore wind jobs and projects throughout the world. We have successfully placed both permanent and contract personnel across a wide range of wind energy disciplines.

Our dedicated team of consultants is able to support clients throughout the whole project lifecycle. These include engineering, construction, planning, design, procurement, development, operations and maintenance, project controls,  and project management.

Along with our talent acquisition offering, our unrivalled global footprint and extensive global mobility services allow us to support clients with a full turnkey solution to their project resourcing requirements. Whatever the project, we can help you find and mobilize the absolute best in onshore talent.

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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 renewable energy industry.

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Talent acquisition for the onshore wind sector 

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.

The services we provide include:


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

How can Airswift support your onshore wind project?

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Global employment and mobility services 

For projects that require international human resources, our Global Employment & Mobility services deliver:

Airswift Global Employment & Mobility Workforce Solutions (GEM)

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

Managed solutions and recruitment outsourcing solutions (RPO solutions)

Are you using multiple onshore wind 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 and talent mapping

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

Our consultancy services help onshore wind 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) Report

GETI-Logo_900x450pxEvery year, Airswift co-produces 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.

Recruitment solutions and employment services delivered to major onshore wind projects

  • Recruitment of talent for groundworks, transmission and substation, and battery storage installation on large projects in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Provided project planners to a leading Onshore Wind developer for projects in the UK and the Netherlands.
  • Talent Acquisition for various onshore projects around the world.

Which countries are leading the way in onshore wind energy?

The global wind market is on the rise. With installations totalling 60.4GW, 2019 was the second largest year in the history of the wind sector and close to the bumper year of 2015 (63.8GW).

In the onshore wind market, 54.2GW was installed in 2019, an increase of 17 per cent year over year. China and the USA remained the world’s largest onshore markets, together accounting for more than 60 per cent of new onshore additions, according to the Global Wind Report 2019.

Here are the countries leading the way in the onshore wind market:



China has identified wind resources as a vital growth factor for the country’s economy. Today, wind energy constitutes the third largest energy source in China.

As the world’s largest wind market, China grid-connected 23.8GW of onshore wind in 2019, boosting its total onshore installations to 230GW.

By 2030, China aims to produce 50% of its energy from non-fossil sources, such as nuclear and renewable sources. 

United States of America


The second-largest market in 2019 was the US. The 9.1GW of new onshore installations in 2019 brings its total onshore to above the 100GW threshold.  Since 2000, wind is the largest source of new renewable power generation with more than 82GW installed across 41 states.

The wind sector  has the potential to support more than 600,000 jobs in the USA by 2050.

The states spending the most on wind power projects over the next 10 years are Texas, Massachusetts, New York, Wyoming, and New Mexico.



India has the second-highest wind capacity in Asia. The country registered a 30% increase in wind power energy's installed capacity. 

Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu are the states that have shown significant interest in installing wind power energy capacity in the country.

The Indian government has set a target of installing 60GW of wind energy by 2022, with 25GW to be installed in the next three years.



With a capacity of 23GW covering 18% of Spain’s electricity supply, the country is a global leader in wind energy. 

Spain is fifth in the world despite none of its onshore or offshore wind farms being in the top 20 largest by capacity.

There are 23 onshore wind projects slated for the next 5 years with a total value of $5bn.



The expansion of wind energy in Sweden is transforming the country. It has been nicknamed Europe's Texas for wind power. Several big projects are underway, and wind power output in the Nordic region’s largest economy is expected to double in the next three years.
The Swedish Wind Energy Association (SWEA) projects that cumulative wind power capacity in the country will rise to 12.8GW by the end of 2022.  There are 46 onshore wind projects slated for the next 5 years with a total value of $16bn.



The Australian wind sector had its best year in 2019 as 837MW of new capacity was installed across eight new wind farms.
In 2021, there will be more Australian wind farm projects than ever before, and they are creating more and more green jobs. 
The regions spending the most on these projects in coming years are New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, and South Australia.
There are 60 wind projects slated for the next 5 years with a total value of $33bn.

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Our onshore wind recruitment consultants are experts in:

  • Construction 
  • HSE 
  • Engineering 
  • Procurement 
  • Project management 
  • Operations and maintenance
  • Quality and inspection services

Why choose Airswift for your workforce solution?

Airswift is the staffing agency of choice for world-leading energy businesses.

With over 

  • 60 offices worldwide
  • 1,000 employees
  • 9,000 contractors

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