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Welcome to Fastnet - The Talent Group®

 

Fastnet – The Talent Group®  is a dynamic and innovative Talent and Recruitment Consultancy which was established in 1999. We are the market leader in the Irish Life Sciences sector and our team of expert talent consultants provide a diverse portfolio of talent solutions to many leading global multinational and indigenous firms.

With Total Talent Solutions we help clients and candidates transform lives through our values of Integrity, Entrepreneurial Spirit and Partnering – the Fastnet Way.
 

Candidates

Take the first step in connecting with leading employers & realise your full career potential. 

Employers

Understand our tailored end-to-end solutions for your specific recruitment & talent requirements.

Contractors

Learn about our excellent national contract opportunities in the marketplace.

Our People

Join our dynamic and entrepreneurial team where your career will grow and thrive.

Global Partners

Gain an insight into the global and national organisations we collaborate with.


Testimonials

Integer has partnered with Fastnet and IRC to support us in several key strategic EMEA Executive appointments. Fastnet’s boutique focus and network in Life Sciences is a key differentiator. They understand our unique culture and values and have sourced and attracted high calibre, innovative, inspiring leaders who continue to champion Integer’s ambitious growth strategy and our vision of enhancing patient lives     worldwide

Julie Walsh, Snr. Regional HR Manager – EMEA, Integer

 

 


Fastnet has assisted us with the strategic professional appointments we needed to achieve our ambitious growth goals. Thanks to the close relationships and desire to truly understand our business model and dynamics, the success rate we have had with Fastnet is second to none and we are delighted to have them as our partner.

Paul Downing, General Manager, Hovione

 

Honestly a fantastic experience! Deirdre went above and beyond to ensure I was looked after and to secure me an excellent position

Anonymous


I don't have enough positives to describe my recruitment process with Therese. From the initial call to go over the role to interview prep and feedback, she was proactive, positive and affable throughout. My only hope is to have a recruiter so invested in my placement when I take the next step in my career.

Ross McDermott, Quality Officer, APC Ltd

 


Great experience working with Fastnet.  Deirdre was always extremely professional & helpful with anything you may require. Would have no hesitation recommending the team at Fastnet! 

Anonymous, Contractor

 


Fastnet and their Senior Outplacement Consultant Edwina Oakes have provided tremendous support to us at SUN Pharma throughout a very painful period. Their empathy and diplomacy, and practical & professional career transition support have been tailored to our needs and is helping us to face the future with more confidence. I would highly recommend Fastnet’s Outplacement Services.

Caroline O’Dwyer, HR Manager, SUN Pharma​

 


Partnering with Fastnet for a full range of hiring needs for our new facility has proven to have been a wise decision. Fastnet endeavour to find talented and engaged candidates for our positions across Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering and Quality and have supported key strategic Leadership appointments also. Their understanding of our needs, our Culture and our business, along with their ability to attract and engage talent is invaluable. Fastnet are flexible to our priorities and expectations and through a close working relationship have become a key business partner.​

Imelda Cummins, HR Manager EMEA, ILC Dover

 


Our Latest News

Employee Spotlight: Leticia Martins Mota at APC
29/09/2022
APC was created out of a passion for science and research. In 2011, Dr. Mark Barrett and Prof. Brian Glennon of the UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering in Dublin, Ireland, embarked on a mission to disrupt the pharma and biotech industries with a hyper-focused, accelerated approach to drug process developm...
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Employee Spotlight: Glen Scheiner's Career Change Journey
27/09/2022
According to statistics on career changers, 78% of workers under the age of 40 say the pandemic has caused them to reconsider what they want to do for a living (Elementsgs, 2021). Remote working options, job satisfaction/fulfilment and pay are the main motivators for candidates when starting a search. As recruiter...
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Fastnet Celebrate Double Digit Work Anniversaries
17/08/2022
 In July we celebrated some very important Fastnet - The Talent Group milestones. We marked Eimhin O'Driscoll's 20th anniversary and Claire McGuckin's 10th anniversary with the company. Both Éimhín and Claire have supported our clients in building high performing tea...
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Employee Spotlight: Ana Luiza Pinto Queiroz at APC
06/07/2022
Ana Luiza Pinto Queiroz Digitalization Business Lead at APC APC was created out of a passion for science and research. In 2011, Dr. Mark Barrett and Prof. Brian Glennon of the UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering in Dublin, Ireland, embarked on a mission to disrupt the pharma and biotech industries with ...
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Fastnet & APC Announce Strategic Talent Partnership
26/04/2022
​                                                                  For our latest vacancies with APC, click here.    &nbs...
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Employee Spotlight: Ian Heald at APC
06/04/2022
                     Ian Heald Project Manager at APC APC was created out of a passion for science and research. In 2011, Dr. Mark Barrett and Prof. Brian Glennon of the UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering in Dublin, Ireland, embarked on a miss...
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Fastnet Climb Carrauntoohil for Ukraine
01/04/2022
    In solidarity with those affected by the war in Ukraine, we at Fastnet - The Talent Group will be climbing Carrauntoohil on April 30th 2022. We will be keeping the people of Ukraine in our thoughts and raising money in aid of the Irish Red Cross.     Red Cross teams are on the ground ...
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Executive Search Leadership Survey 2022
24/03/2022
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This Working Life: How employees with purpose bring more to the workplace
06/03/2022
Éimhín O’Driscoll 6th March, 2022 Effective leaders realise that creating the conditions for a more empowered, passionate and purposeful workforce will benefit their organisations in the long run.  Both employees and business leaders are longing for an emotional connection to the work tha...
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Survey Reveals Employee Engagement Is The Biggest Challenge Facing Business Leaders In 2022
28/02/2022
Employee engagement is the top challenge for business leaders in 2022, according to a survey of senior managers by Fastnet Executive Search, one of Ireland’s leading executive recruitment and search firms. Of those surveyed, 88% cited employee engagement as the most critical challenge over other issues such as di...
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Recruitment in life sciences sector widens search
25/02/2022
Move towards valuing adaptable skills and culture fit over industry-specific experience Recruitment in life sciences sector widens search (irishtimes.com) - Olive Keogh Éimhín O’Driscoll is a science graduate who has worked in recruitment, predominantly in pharma and life sciences, for more th...
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FASTNET FIRST-HAND- Deirdre Duboy, My Career Journey
27/09/2021
Deirdre Duboy joined Fastnet as a Contract Solutions Specialist on a part-time basis in 2014. In October 2019, Deirdre moved into a full-time Talent Consultant role where she runs a busy and successful desk recruiting for Quality roles within the Life science sector. Deirdre chats to FASTNET FIRST-HAND about her caree...
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Fastnet Focus Q2 2021
27/07/2021
Welcome to our second edition of Fastnet Focus 2021 and a quick round-up of our Q2 highlights: It’s been an exciting quarter for Fastnet, with some significant internal moves and new colleagues joining the team. Therese Keohane has taken up the Associate Director of Operations role responsible for leading the ...
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