Power Industry Recruitment and Workforce Solutions

Experts in staffing and mobility solutions for global power projects

Experts in recruitment and workforce solutions for global power projects

Traditionally, ‘power’ in the energy sector has been a byword for ‘stability’. The sector is less reliant on subsidy support than renewable energy and is less exposed to oil price fluctuations, protecting them from market swings to some extent.

The global power sector is in good health according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). According to their statistics global energy demand increased by 4% in 2018 with low-carbon generation expanding by 6%. There are still climate challenges that the power industry needs to address though, with 42% of all energy-related CO2 emissions coming from the sector in 2018.

Gas-fired power generation increased by 4% in 2018 thanks to growth in China and the United States, while globally, coal power generation increased by 3% in 2018, and remains the world’s largest source of power at 38% of overall generation.

Despite that growth, the carbon intensity of power generation declined by 1.3% in 2018 to an estimated 478 gCO2/kWh thanks to increases in renewable and nuclear power generation. While climate change may be a leading concern for power firms, though, there is another one they need to be acutely aware of; a talent crisis that may seriously affect their power plant recruitment strategies.

The global talent crisis facing the power industry

Airswift and Energy Jobline have released the Global Energy Talent Index (GETI) report 2019. The third annual survey of its kind, we collected the thoughts and opinions of 17,000 respondents throughout all levels of the energy industry, conversing with 150 nationalities across 162 countries.

The data and insights within GETI are a fantastic companion to have for your wider power recruitment strategy, but it also highlights some key trends that you should be aware; most notably that many workers believe a talent shortage is on their doorstep, despite optimism and technological advancements within the power sector.

Nearly half of respondents are worried about a looming talent crisis in the sector; 62% say it will arrive within the next five years while 32% are convinced it’s already here. 62% also say the biggest discipline affected by the talent crisis will be engineering – not good if you’re a power company looking to start new projects and need a strong pipeline of experienced talent.

Overcome your staffing problems by partnering with a power recruitment specialist

Airswift is a workforce solutions expert that provides staffing and many other practical solutions to the entire power generation value chain. We recruit and place specialist talent to power projects across the world, especially new construction and maintenance projects that require a talented candidate pipeline.

Airswift’s experts have helped some of the biggest energy, process and infrastructure companies in the world transform and refine their recruitment strategies for over 40 years. 

Airswift is able to provide global coverage for firms to transform workers’ lives in different continents as well as transforming the way you recruit. We have 60 interconnected recruitment offices in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, CIS, the Americas and APAC , which are supported by our super hubs in Houston, Texas, Manchester, UK, and Singapore.

We’re incredibly proud of our 96% contractor satisfaction rate. Our team’s ability to combine speed, mobility, agility and industry knowledge to find the perfect candidates ensures your power project is on time and on track.

Leading power recruitment solutions for your global energy projects

Whether you’re looking to build new power plants in different global territories or need contractors to staff an existing project, Airswift will partner with you to create and optimise your power plant recruitment strategy to find you the absolute best professional energy talent to fill all available roles, wherever your project is on the planet.

Some of the services we offer to the power sector include:

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


Talent acquisition and recruitment for the power industry

Our talent acquisition process includes:

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  • Screening qualified potential candidates
  • Retained search and headhunter services 
  • Mass hire, manpower supply and labour outsourcing
  • 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 power project?

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Global employment and mobility services

Our global employment and mobility services include:


Managed solutions and recruitment outsourcing solutions (RPO solutions)

Our range of managed solutions extend to full life-cycle recruitment support, supplier performance tracking, onsite support, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), transition services of incumbent contingent workers and more:

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  • 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

Our consulting services can help with identification, delivery of cost savings, compensation benchmarking, and more:

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  • 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.

Looking for your next job role? Airswift can help with your job search.

Our power recruitment consultants specialise in:

  • Construction
  • Data Systems
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Grid Connection
  • HSSE
  • Logistics
  • Project Management/Project Services
  • Quality/Inspection
  • Procurement 
  • Power Systems 

Candidates can see a full range of our current vacancies on our job board 

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Why choose Airswift for your workforce solution?

Airswift are the 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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