Process Chemicals, Life Sciences, Mining and Metals

Experts in talent solutions for the process industries

For over 35 years, Airswift has worked with the world’s leading process and mining employers delivering efficiency and innovation in safety-focused environments.

Airswift provides full talent acquisition, global mobility, managed solutions, and consultancy services to the following sectors.


  • Petrochemicals
  • Polymers
  • Specialty Chemicals

Airswift can help find life sciences staff

Life Sciences

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical Devices
  • Biotechnology

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Mining & Metals

  • Aluminium
  • Coal
  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Phosphate
  • Iron ore
  • Nickel

"Airswift is a great company to work with. They go above and beyond in dealing with myself and the staff that is provided to me by Airswift. If my staff had to change companies, there would be a revolt. Keep up the good work."

Manager - Large Petrochemical Producer

Core expertise within chemicals, life sciences and mining

Within our suite of core services, our expertise are in:

  • Talent Acquisition: Recruitment and contractor management, transition services of incumbent contingent workers, retained search, direct hire
  • Global Mobility: Global immigration, visas, work permits, relocation services, and global employment outsourcing, nationalisation
  • Executive & Board Search: Local, regional and international
  • Consulting: Identification and delivery of cost savings, day-rate industry salary benchmarking, talent mapping, rate/margin standardisation
  • Managed Solutions: Full life cycle recruitment support, supplier performance tracking, onsite support, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO)

Why should you choose Airswift for your workforce solutions?

With more than 60 offices worldwide, 800 employees and 6,000 contractors, our geographical reach and pool of available talent is unmatched in the industry.

Are you looking to hire our services?

Contact Airswift today!


Projects/Services Provided

  • A skills shortage was limiting the development of a large petrochemicals project in South East Asia. Airswift built a database of local candidates resulting in a turnaround of 12 hours for most of the positions. Airswift dedicated a logistics team available 24/7 to assist with visa applications and quick mobilisation of contractors.
  • Fully integrated recruitment and supply chain services for a global integrated fibre, resin and intermediates company. The company had previously contracted with many talent suppliers and wished to streamline the requisition and onboarding process. As part of the awarded RFP, 100 per cent of the current workforce transferred to Airswift, and all new requisitions were to be filled by Airswift’s recruitment team. An Airswift representative sits in-house to provide on-site support for contractors and provide regular reports to central procurement and local line managers.

Chemicals refinery staffing and managed solutions - Airswift

“Airswift has provided a thoroughly professional, rigorous and highly focused service in conducting our latest recruitment initiative...Their obvious enthusiasm and energy has impressed both us as the client and the candidates themselves.”

Production Development Director - Chemical Company

Life Sciences

Airswift works across a range of life sciences sectors including pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotechnology. We source talent and provide consultancy and global mobility services for companies with commercial, technical, R&D and manufacturing workforce needs.

Projects/Services Provided

  • Exclusive manpower provider for the construction and commission of a pharmaceutical processing plant in Scandinavia. Airswift provided contract recruitment, payroll and consulting on employment law, talent mapping, rate benchmarking, taxation and localisation services. Utilising the Airswift solution has resulted in avoidance of the expense and time to set up a local entity as well as being able to benefit from our strong local knowledge and pre-existing services.

Life sciences talent acquisition and consulting - Airswift

"We recently had two hiring challenges for the launch of our UK business. With the support of Airswift, we instantly had a committed and supportive search consultant assigned to us who helped us achieve our needs in a determined time frame. The process was very quick - We had a shortlist of suitable candidate within two weeks, and the Airswift search consultant arranged all calls and meetings in our offices. Airswift always had a very supportive, efficient and informative day-to-day follow up procedure. We will undoubtedly have more hiring in the near future and Airswift is our only option to approach."

CEO - Dayonix Pharma Limited

Mining & Metals

Airswift has experience supporting various mining, metal and oil sands projects on a global scale. We are highly specialised in recruiting senior and technical “hard-to-fill” roles for remote and regional sites as well as corporate office, executive, management and specialist roles.


  • Mining Open cut, Underground, Longwall (metalliferous, coal, iron ore)
  • Mineral Processing/Refining (metalliferous, coal, iron ore)
  • Maintenance & Reliability (fixed and mobile plants)
  • Executive Positions (CEO, GM, FO, HR, BD, COO)
  • Health, Safety, Environment & Security
  • Project Executives, Managers & Specialists (feasibility studies, operational readiness, green and brown field, delivery, commissioning)
  • Consultants, Business Improvement, Analysts, Commodity Sales and Investment

Projects/Services Provided

  • Recruitment of owner’s project team and key operational staff for $6.5 billion brownfield development of largest metals manufacturing complex in Middle East
  • Supply of 50 permanent expatriate staff for greenfield bauxite mine in West Africa.
  • Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) of permanent recruitment and contract labour function for gold mine in Australasia
  • Recruitment of 600+ engineering staff for greenfield phosphate mine in hardship location compromising Saudi nationals, eastern and western expatriates
  • Supply of all 200+ technical staff for greenfield aluminium extrusion plant on a retained basis
  • Managed several Executive search projects for executive roles across multiple mine sites in South East Asia

Recruitment services for mining projects - Airswift

"I used Airswift to recruit a number of key site management positions for a large and complex mine and processing facility at a remote location offering residential and FIFO options.  Airswift did an exceptional job sourcing high quality local and international candidates across Mining Manager, Maintenance Manager, Technical Services Manager and HSE Manager. Their advice on the candidate market and management of the recruitment process was very good."

Chief Operating Officer - Mining Company

Our recruiters are experienced at finding talent for a range of process disciplines

  • Mining Engineers/Geotechnical/Technical Services
  • Commissioning
  • Chemicals/Mineral Processing/Metallurgy
  • Maintenance and Reliability
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Health, safety, security and the environment (HSSE)
  • Logistics/Materials
  • Manufacture and Supply
  • Mine and Plant Management/Maintenance
  • Procurement
  • Project Management/Project Services
  • Quality/Inspection Services
  • Research and Development
  • Sales and Commercial
  • Technical and Operations
  • Turnaround/Shutdown

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