Rail Recruitment and Workforce Solutions

Specialists in staffing and mobility for rail infrastructure projects

Airswift is an international rail recruitment agency

The global rail industry is evolving, and various social and technological factors are contributing to a new renaissance in the sector.

Consider population growth. In Australia, 24.6 million people were recorded as living in the country as of 2017. That’s expected to nearly double to 42 million by the year 2066.

Population growth of this magnitude is helping to prompt a global infrastructure revolution. Effective transport solutions need to be provided to cope with demand and better connect cities.

Consider technology, too, which is transforming traditional rail beyond recognition. Across the world, the industry is moving toward high-speed rail solutions and digitisation. The rail industry in the 21st Century is moving away from people driving trains toward driverless engines with onboard digital systems.

With more than 40 years working in technical industries, Airswift has worked alongside some of the most reputable names in the global rail industry. 

We focus on sourcing and providing talent and services that offer innovation and efficiency for your organisation.

Global Coverage

We have an established international presence, with 60 interconnected recruitment offices across the Asia Pacific, the CIS region, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and North and Latin America. Our regional offices are supported by three super hubs in Houston, Manchester, and Singapore.

This connected infrastructure provides you with unique project insights. Whatever the project, we can help you find and mobilise the absolute best in rail talent.

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Talent acquisition and recruitment for the rail industry

No matter where your rail project is stationed, Airswift will create a talent acquisition and pipeline project to find you the most skilled candidates, every time. We do this through contract hire, direct hire and engaged search.

Our talent acquisition process includes:

Airswift Talent Acquisition Workforce Solutions

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

Would you like to find out how Airswift can support your rail project?

Speak to our client services team

Global Employment and Mobility Solutions

Have a team that needs to travel abroad to work on the project? That can be a complex situation to handle; Airswift will manage it for you through our global immigration, relocation services, global employment outsourcing and more.

Our global employment and mobility services include:

Airswift Global Employment & Mobility Workforce Solutions (GEM)

  • 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)

Managing a large amount of employees and contractors globally can be an incredibly complex business. Let Airswift manage it for you. We provide recruitment process outsourcing, assessment, screening, vendor management systems and more.

Our managed solutions and recruitment outsourcing solutions include:

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

The future of the global railroad industry will heavily feature big data. It’s essential to have access to key industry insights. Airswift will provide them to you through consultancy, talent analytics and Total Workforce Intelligence (TWI) data solutions.

Our consultancy services include:

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

Upskilling the next generation of rail engineering talent

Airswift has provided technical offerings to various technical white-collar industries for over 40 years. We’ve helped numerous rail operators find the best in engineering talent thanks to our global presence and retraining solutions.

Our rail and urban transport recruitment specialists are especially proficient in the APAC and EMEA regions; Airswift has 60 interconnected recruitment offices in multiple global regions including Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the CIS region, North and Latin America, and more, complemented by super hubs in Manchester, UK, Houston, Texas, and Singapore.

Airswift manages more than 7,000 contractors and has a 96% contractor satisfaction rate.

Airswift’s global team is passionate about transforming the lives of the extremely skilled workers in our global talent pools and perfecting the recruitment approach of companies in specialist sectors across the world.

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Recruitment solutions and employment services delivered to major rail projects

Some of the biggest rail and transport projects we’ve worked on include:

  • Sydney Metro project.
  • Melbourne Metro Tunnel
  • Doha Metro Project
  • Sungei Road Station

Airswift recruit for a wide range of rail and transport projects across the globe. These include, but aren’t limited to, the following: 

  • OLE
  • Signalling
  • Tunneling
  • Bridges
  • Permanent Way
  • Project Management
  • Project Engineering
  • Civils
  • Electrical
  • Risk
  • Safety Assurance
  • Systems Engineering

If you’re interested in a career within the rail industry, head to our job board to upload your CV and apply for some of the industry’s most sought after positions.

Rail disciplines we recruit for

  • Blue-collar technical and trades
  • Data Systems
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Facilities Management
  • HSSE
  • Land Management
  • Logistics
  • Maintenance
  • Procurement 
  • Project Management
  • Quality
  • Rail Construction
  • Rail Safety Standards 
  • Rolling stock
  • Signalling Systems
  • Trackside

Why choose Airswift for your workforce solution?

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

With over 

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

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