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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.


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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

Developing Talent in Life Science Organisations – Challenging the Concept of a Traditional Career
31/08/2020
By Jennifer O' Brien Recently, the concept of a traditional career is being challenged, which in turn is steering companies toward constant learning experiences that allow employees to build skills quickly, easily, and on their terms. These new learning models are challenging the traditional concept of a static ca...
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Managing Talent within the Life Science Sector in Ireland
20/08/2020
By Jennifer O'Brien We have all heard the age-old saying that people leave managers, not organisations. Historic and recent literature both stress the need to hold Line Managers accountable for talent. But, is this the case? Should a portion of the blame not fall on the shoulders of HR, and the organisation alike?...
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Attracting Talent to Life Science Organisations in Ireland
10/08/2020
By Jennifer O' Brien A McKinsey Global Institute study predicted correctly that employers in North America and Europe will demand eighteen million more third-level educated workers than will be available in 2020. Even throughout the COVID pandemic, we can see the demand for highly skilled talent remains. This wi...
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Reflections on International Candidate Mobility
23/07/2020
As part of our Fastnet blog series, I have been asked to share some insights with you from my recent master’s degree thesis in International Business, completed at Cork Institute of Technology in 2019. In 2017, I began the Master’s in International business as a part-time evening student, supported by ...
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The Journey of Strategic Talent Management- Jennifer O' Brien
02/07/2020
Last week, I began my series of articles to delve into the topic covered in my MA HRM thesis. The thesis focused on the extent to which Strategic Talent Management is understood, and properly utilised, in the Life Science Sector in Ireland. I chose this sector as the focus of the study due to the significant presence o...
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Strategic Talent Management within Ireland’s Life Science Sector- Jennifer O' Brien
24/06/2020
In 2016, I began a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management with Cork Institute of Technology, now Munster Technical University. Throughout my time in this degree programme, as well as my work with Fastnet – The Talent Group, I became very interested in the concept of Strategic Talent Management and how...
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STRONG DEMAND FOR TOP LEADERSHIP TALENT IN LIFE SCIENCES
25/05/2020
Eoin Burke-Kennedy had a recent article in The Irish Times captioned ‘Irish exports hit record €15.7bn in March as demand for medicines surges’. Quoting the latest figures from the CSO he went on to advise that: “goods exports rose by €4.3 billion or 38 per cent in the space of one month in ...
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Therese Keohane, BUL at Fastnet, discusses recruiting for the Life Sciences sector during COVID-19
21/04/2020
Our professional and personal lives were transformed by Leo Varadkar’s announcement on March 13th. Working in recruitment, I constantly have discussions with clients and candidates on traits such as flexibility, being adaptable or a self-starter, dealing with difficult situations; but I never would have thought t...
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Staying Connected While Working from Home- our Marketing Executive, Elaine,discusses the importance of consistent communication while working from home during the COVID-19 crisis
In November 2019, I returned to work after taking a 3-year break to care for my young family. While I loved being with the children, motherhood is hard work and I missed the social interaction you get from being part of a team. I also missed working in marketing. I missed the intellectual stimulation. Suffering the sa...
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Deirdre Duboy- An exciting 5 years at Fastnet-The Talent Group
31/03/2020
Fastnet Talent Consultant, Deirdre Duboy, recently featured in The Evening Echo's Women On Wednesday feature. Read the inspirational interview here:​ Talent Consultant, Quality and Laboratory - Fastnet - The Talent Group, Deirdre Duboy tells us about her role, in our My Career column Name: Deirdre Duboy...
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Fastnet COVID-19 Update : We are here for you
25/03/2020
Given the uncertainty posed by the spread of COVID-19, I want to let you know what we are doing at Fastnet to protect our people and to ensure we to continue to deliver the highest level of service to you. Fastnet is well placed to be fully operational during this crisis. Our Dublin and Cork offices have closed tempor...
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International Day of Women and Girls in Science-we shine the light on women engineers
11/02/2020
Fastnet – The Talent Group® is proud to shine the light on inspiring female engineers.  We recently caught up with Tatiana Ryan, a project manager with a leading biopharma company, who shares with us why she became an engineer, who inspired her and why she believes engineering is a great career.  ...
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2019 Life Sciences Sector Outlook
18/12/2019
The Irish Life Sciences sector has shown extremely strong growth in recent years with major investments from several large multinational companies such as MSD, BioMarin, WuXi Biologics, ILC Dover, DePuy and Pfizer, and the sector recording €39 billion in annual exports of pharma, bio and medical device products.&n...
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