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, cabin crewengineers, 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

Rishworth Aviation can provide a team of aviation specialists, including recruitment and HR 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.

Rishworth Aviation has long-standing relationships in Africa, having worked with Royal Air Maroc since 2002, and RwandAir since 2010. We are partnered in Nigeria with Air Peace and Azman Air. 

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Torkel Waak (Rtd B744 Captain)

Executive Director

WhatsApp: +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 airlines such as Norwegian Air and Finnair.

Torkel conducted his first flight over Africa as a 23 year old First Officer flying a DC4 from Rome to Kinshasa via Kano. Later he flew DC8 and DC10 to Nairobi, Johannesburg, and Dar es Salaam. In early 2000 he started working with African airlines to recruit pilots, engineers, and other staff.

Torkel’s experience and relationships in Africa means the Rishworth team is able to quickly understand and deliver to airline requirements.

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First Officer (B737) K. Kuimba
K. Kuimba, First Officer (B737)
I appreciate mostly the readiness and experience Rishworth have provided me, including advice and knowledge they have of their clients to find me a suitable airline to progress my career with.

First Officer (B737NG/MAX) S. Nguema
Royal Air Maroc
S. Nguema, First Officer (B737NG/MAX)
Royal Air Maroc
After two years now I am entirely satisfied with Rishworth Aviation. They are trustworthy, efficient, stable, and the terms are still improving.

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