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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


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

 


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

Congratulations to Ailish Groarke: 20 years of Partnering the Fastnet Way
02/12/2019
As we continue our 20th anniversary celebrations at Fastnet – The Talent Group®, we are today celebrating our colleague Ailish Groarke who has played an important role in the business for 20 years. When presenting Ailish with her service award, Managing Partner Niamh O’Driscoll commented &quo...
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Fastnet- The Talent Group celebrating 20 years of success
25/11/2019
Fastnet - The Talent Group®  is celebrating 20 years of Talent and Recruitment consultancy in the Life Sciences sector this week.  Founded in 1999, Directors Niamh and Pat O’Driscoll had a very clear strategy based on three pillars: to be expert in the life sciences sector; to provide an excepti...
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Changing career paths can help grow your career
20/11/2019
The changing nature of work means that a career move is more feasible now than for previous generations. People are increasingly working in new ways; be it in different roles, more dynamic working environments, changing locations or flexible working hours.  While in the past skills and professions were learned for...
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Thinking About A Career In Recruitment? Visit Our Open Day!
07/11/2019
Fastnet is a dynamic and innovative Talent and Recruitment Consultancy. We are the market leader in the Life Sciences sector, and steered by our core values, our teams collaborate with many leading multinational and indigenous firms delivering tailored talent solutions. As the Talent Partner of Choice for the Life Sci...
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Evelyn Kelleher Appointed as Contract Solutions Specialist
22/10/2019
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Evelyn Kelleher to the position of Contract Solutions Specialist.  Evelyn has a wealth of experience in the areas of Contract Solutions, Customer Service and Recruitment from her previous roles with Life Science Consultants and Amazon. “Evelyn’s primary...
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New Fastnet Website Launched
18/10/2019
After several months of research and development, we are delighted to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website at https://www.fastnettalentgroup.com. The new site features a streamlined modern design, improved functionality, and easy access to essential information.  Our primary goal during the redesig...
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The Talent of the Future
11/10/2019
Over the past number of years Fastnet has established strong partnerships with third level institutions to ensure we stay connected with the talent of the future and to help students build awareness around career prospects and industry opportunities.  Recently we attended UCC and CIT career fairs. It was highly en...
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Meet the Fastnet Team - Edgar Strakovskij
02/10/2019
Recruitment is a profession which attracts a wide range of people from numerous backgrounds.  It is a dynamic, competitive, fun and rewarding sector, with a varied nature of work and great benefits.  There are lots of reasons why people choose to join the industry; some have a natural leaning towards recruitm...
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Great opportunities for Engineers in the Pharma, Biopharma & Medical Device sectors
12/09/2019
The Engineering industry in Ireland is strong and supports a broad range of companies across numerous sectors.  It is estimated that there are 73,000 engineers in Ireland, with approximately 5,100 students graduating with Level 6 – Level 9 engineering qualifications each year. There is no doubt that engineer...
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How prepared are you for your next career move?
02/09/2019
In recent years the Irish Life Science sector has shown extremely strong growth with major investments from several large multinationals.  The sector makes an enormous contribution to the Irish economy, according to Enterprise Ireland, with the total Life Science sector exporting goods to a value of over €45 ...
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Great opportunities for career progression by working shift cycles
01/09/2019
In recent years the Irish Life Science sector has shown extremely strong growth with major investments from several large multinational companies such as MSD, BioMarin, WuXi Biologics, ILC Dover, DePuy and Pfizer.  In terms of attracting FDI, in advanced manufacture in the Life Sciences, Ireland is in all pro...
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QC Professionals Career Advancement Day
20/08/2019
In recent years the Irish Life Science sector has shown extremely strong growth with major investments from several large multinational companies such as MSD, BioMarin, WuXi Biologics, ILC Dover, DePuy and Pfizer.  In terms of attracting FDI, in advanced manufacture in the Life Sciences, Ireland is in all probabil...
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Fastnet team rolls up their sleeves at Good Shepherd Cork
18/08/2019
Good Shepherd Cork is a charity that is very close to our hearts at Fastnet – The Talent Group® and we were delighted to spend a day volunteering last Thursday rolling up our sleeves and getting stuck into some cleaning and organising at their Grattan Street location. Good Shepherd Cork is a registered chari...
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