Recruitment Services

Trust the experts. We have 35 years of experience engaging with the global aviation talent market. We understand the challenges and opportunities, and use this knowledge to deliver exceptional recruitment services for our clients.

Rishworth Aviation has developed proven aviation recruitment systems,  expertise, and resources that consistently deliver the right people to our clients. We offer end-to-end recruitment services at all levels of the organization.

We also offer crew and personnel leasing solutions, which is an alternative model where Rishworth Aviation engages and assigns the personnel to the client. Learn more >>


We know what it takes to deliver exceptional candidates. Our expert team, large proprietary database of aviation professionals, digital marketing capability, and global network of resourcing consultants all work together to recruit the right candidates in the most effective and efficient way.

Executive Search & Interim Management
It’s more important than ever to engage strong, proven, and innovative leaders and experts in your organization. Our executive search services identify and attract the next set of leaders and subject matter experts for your organization, on a permanent, fixed term or project basis. Through our global network of recruiters and large proprietary database of aviation professionals, we offer clients unrivalled access to the aviation talent market.

Project Recruitment
Rishworth Aviation is well-versed at delivering recruitment solutions for specific projects. We support clients to resource new aircraft arrivals, establish new operating bases, resource seasonal fluctuations in operations, develop training programs, and more. We work with the client to establish requirements, timeframes, key deliverables, and advise optimal engagement models for personnel and crew.

RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing)

RPO is a solution whereby a business transfers all or part of its recruitment to Rishworth Aviation. Companies work with a specialist global recruiter and staffing partner bringing focussed, scalable and measurable delivery. We create a custom, flexible solution that suits the recruitment needs of our clients. An RPO solution may involve dedicated onsite or offsite recruiters who will take responsibility for talent acquisition requirements.


Why Us

Engagement with the Aviation Market
Rishworth Aviation has a 35 year reputation in the aviation talent market as specialist recruiters. Aviation personnel recognise our brand and are eager to engage with us. Our engagement with the talent market creates word of mouth and referrals for our client’s job opportunities, and keeps us well-informed of where top aviation talent may currently be situated, and what terms they are looking for.

Part of the Empresaria Group
Rishworth Aviation is part of the Empresaria Group plc, a London Stock Exchange AIM listed company which comprises over 20 global staffing brands. We are able to access a global network of over 1,000 experienced recruiters if and when necessary. As a member of this group, we offer our clients unrivalled 24/7 access to a global network of expert resourcing consultants.

Flight Crew and Technical Aviation Recruitment Expertise
The complexity of certain roles in aviation can create a significant barrier for internal teams to engage and qualify top talent. As aviation experts, we are fully trained and experienced in the regulatory requirements of technical aviation recruitment. For flight crew, our team is adept at the level of detail required to validate technical documentation.

Sourcing Capability
We’ve invested in recruitment technology so that our clients don’t have to. Our proprietary database of aviation professionals is one of the largest in the world. To further increase our candidate reach, we run comprehensive global marketing campaigns to promote job opportunities, which we believe is the most sophisticated digital marketing program of any aviation staffing agency, with proven results for our clients.

Contact Us

If you are looking for world-class aviation recruitment solutions to meet ever increasing business demands, then talk to us. We have a customer focused team of multi disciplined professionals ready to partner with you. 

Enquiries for Europe, Africa & the Middle East

Torkel Waak (Rtd B744 Captain)

Executive Director

+46 707417068

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Torkel has 40 years of airline experience working as a Line and Management Pilot with SAS, EVA Air, and Novair, and has been involved with Rishworth Aviation for over 20 years. His expertise includes developing bespoke staffing models for the likes of Norwegian Air and Finnair. Torkel’s deep relationships across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East means the Rishworth team is able to quickly understand and deliver to airline requirements.

Lisa Evans

Business Development Manager

+46 72 371 5099

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Lisa has over 10 years of experience in legal private practice and experience of living and working internationally. At Rishworth Aviation she manages and supports contracts with leading airlines in Europe and Africa, and works closely with airlines to deliver tailored staffing solutions. 

Airline Enquiries for North East Asia

Liz Loveridge

Regional Director

+64 21 701 251

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Liz’s experience in the aviation industry spans over 20 years. Over this time, Liz has worked with most of Rishworth’s airline clients across the Asia Pacific region. Having lived and worked in China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan, Liz has a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges for Airlines and Pilots in this region. Liz’s expertise is exemplified through long term relationships with some of the largest airlines in North East Asia.

Airline Enquiries for South East Asia, Pacific and Americas

Jason Cochrane

Regional Director

+64 21 974 959

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Jason supports airlines with their growth requirements in the South East Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas markets. Over his 10 years with Rishworth Aviation, Jason has spent significant time in Vietnam, India, Indonesia, and other rapidly developing aviation markets to form partnerships with some of the most successful growing airlines in the region.

Gretchen Rhodes

Business Development Manager

+64 21 426 101

Gretchen has been with Rishworth Aviation for almost 20 years, and during this time has delivered tailored crew leasing and other bespoke staffing solutions to airlines in India and the wider Asia Pacific region. Gretchen draws on her considerable knowledge of aviation staffing models along with her background in Law and Psychology to consult with airlines about their needs, and then develop and deliver solutions with the Rishworth team.

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