Aviation and Airline Recruitment Services

Aviation Recruitment

Whether you are seeking permanent staff or contract crew (leasing), we offer a total solution for your aviation staffing and pilot needs.

Recruitment Services

As aviation recruitment specialists, we can source pilots, engineers, maintenance and other aviation professionals.  From experienced international Captains to junior First Officers, our aviation recruitment services offer:

  • Full client briefing and search strategy development
  • Market intelligence
  • Global advertising campaigns
  • Comprehensive advice on contract preparation
  • Establishing recruitment assessment centres
  • Search, pre-screening and processing candidate applications
  • Deployment and logistics services

Recruitment Assessment Centres

Rishworth Aviation can provide a team of aviation specialists, including recruitment specialists and senior pilots with recruitment and assessment experience to manage or assist with airline recruitment processes in the establishment of assessment centres.

We can design screening processes to meet our clients’ specific requirements, particularly when large numbers of crew are required within a short time frame.

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Airline Enquiries for Europe, Africa & the Middle East

Torkel Waak (Rtd B744 Captain)

Executive Director

+46 707417068


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.

Sarah McInerney

Business Development Manager

+46 707417068


With over 13 years of international experience in pilot leasing, Sarah has managed relationships with some of the world's leading airlines.Sarah was based in Japan for 3 years and has extensive experience in the wider Asia Pacific Region as well as Europe, Africa and the Middle East. With strong cultural and commercial awareness Sarah enjoys working closely with client airlines, building long-lasting relationships and delivering on their requirements.

Airline Enquiries for North East Asia

Liz Loveridge

Regional Director

+64 21 701 251


Liz’s experience in the aviation industry spans over 20 years, and 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 into 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


Jason supports airlines with their growth requirements in the South East Asia, Pacific, and the Americas markets. He has for over 10 years with Rishworth Aviation spent significant time 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

Market Development Manager

+64 21 426 101


Gretchen has been with Rishworth Aviation since 2001, and during this time has delivered tailored crew leasing and staffing solution focussed on India, Pacific Islands, Brunei, and throughout South East Asia. Gretchen draws on her background in Law and Psychology to consult with airlines about their needs, and then developing and delivering solutions with the Rishworth team.

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