Process Sector Recruitment and Workforce Solutions

Staffing and employment services to the Chemicals, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Mining and Metals sectors

Experts in talent solutions for process industries

For over 40 years, Airswift has worked with the world’s leading process and mining employers delivering efficiency and innovation in safety-focused environments.

Airswift continues to build our service experience delivering tailored workforce solutions to various projects and clients within the following industries:

  • Talent Acquisition
  • Global Mobility
  • Managed Solutions
  • Consulting

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 and agile process recruitment. Whatever the project, we can help you find and mobilise the absolute best in process talent.

Airswift Global Presence 800 x 400

Talent acquisition and recruitment 

Airswift Talent Acquisition Workforce Solutions

Our talent acquisition services include:

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

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

Speak to our client services team

Global employment and mobility services

Our global employment and mobility services include: 

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)

Our managed 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

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

“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


Chemicals 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 looking to streamline their requisition and onboarding process. An Airswift representative sits in-house to provide on-site support and reporting and all contractors and requisitions are managed by Airswift.

Read more at our chemicals industry page

Capabilities and Experience in 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.

Life Sciences Projects/Services Provided

Exclusive staffing 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. The Airswift solution resulted in avoidance of the expense and time to set up a local entity and benefited from our strong local knowledge and pre-existing services.

Read more at our life sciences sector page

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 professionals supplied

  • 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

Key Mining Projects

  • 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) for a gold mine in Australasia
  • Recruitment of 600+ engineering staff for greenfield phosphate mine in hardship location
  • 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

Read more at our mining and metals sector page


Airswift specialises in recruiting technical and management roles within manufacturing

Manufacturing professionals supplied

  • Automation
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Engineering
  • Health & Safety
  • Human Resources
  • Maintenance
  • Plant Management
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Research & Development
  • Sales and Business Development

Manufacturing Sectors

  • Automotive
  • Batteries and Energy Storage
  • Filtration
  • Food and Beverage
  • Life Sciences
  • Pulp, Paper and Packaging
  • Sensors, Electronics & Internet of
  • Things (IOT)
  • Textiles and Nonwovens

Read more at our manufacturing sector page

Process disciplines we recruit for

  • Automation
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Mining Engineers
  • Geotechnical/Technical Services
  • Commissioning
  • Chemicals/Mineral Processing/Metallurgy
  • Maintenance and Reliability
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Health, safety, security and the environment (HSSE)
  • Logistics/Materials
  • HSSE
  • Manufacture and Supply
  • Mine and Plant Management/Maintenance
  • Plant Management
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Quality
  • Terminal Management
  • Turnaround/Shutdown

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

Why choose Airswift for your workforce solution?

Airswift are the staffing agency of choice for world-leading process businesses.

With over 

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

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