QC Professionals Career Advancement Day

QC Professionals Career Advancement Day

QC Professionals ... Are you looking for a rewarding career change? We are recruiting for several QC roles in the Life Science sector, due to multiple career opportunities with clients nationwide. Contact us today to meet with our specialist talent consultants to discuss great career prospects.

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The Importance of Transition Year Work Experience

The Importance of Transition Year Work Experience

The Transition Year Programme is a unique one-year programme that promotes the personal, social, vocational and educational development of students and prepares them for their role as autonomous, participative and responsible members of society. Fastnet runs several work-experience weeks for transition year students each year, with students being selected from schools throughout Cork. We recently caught up with Aoife Walsh, TY student in St. Angela’s College, Cork who spent two weeks with us.

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Fastnet Colleagues Go Behind The Scenes In NIBRT

Fastnet Colleagues Go Behind The Scenes In NIBRT

Gaining a good understanding of a bioprocessing pilot plant and learning about its extensive upstream, downstream, fill-finish and the associated analytical facilities were top of the list for our Fastnet colleagues when they recently visited the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) in Dublin. John Milne, Director of Training gave a good insight into NIBRT and the biopharma industry, while Robert Byrne and Stephen McCann gave a comprehensive and indepth tour.

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Fastnet Embraces New Video Technology for Best in Class Inhouse Production

Fastnet Embraces New Video Technology for Best in Class Inhouse Production

In recent years, all digital and social media platforms have realised the power of video for their audiences. They have incorporated video as a key format to disseminate key information fast, and a tool to attract the attention of their audiences. Video is by far the best format for engagement, reach and raising corporate brand standards in marketing. Fastnet has partnered with ImageConsole Ltd to develop an easy and efficient way to capture and process promotional videos.

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Continued Growth & Investment in the Irish Life Sciences sector

Continued Growth & Investment in the Irish Life Sciences sector

The 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. With such a vibrant sector, Ireland’s prowess as a life sciences hub is a story in itself, and the future is bright when you consider the number of exciting announcements in recent months.

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Fastnet Participates in GT5K Challenge

Fastnet Participates in GT5K Challenge

Our Fastnet colleagues recently took part in Grant Thornton Ireland’s Corporate 5K Team Challenge (GT5K) which was held in Cork on Wednesday, 12th June.  Now, in its 5th year, the Cork race took  runners through the heart of Cork city centre and around some of Cork’s great landmarks. It proved to be a successful event for several of our colleagues who came third in the female category. Many congratulations!

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PAYE Modernisation Update

PAYE Modernisation Update

Last quarter we briefed you on Revenue’s PAYE Modernisation, the new PAYE regime for employer’s reporting of payroll information to Revenue. Since its introduction in January, Revenue has implemented several updates. From 15th May PAYE employees can view their pay and tax details submitted by their employer or pension provider on their behalf. This service is available through the ‘My Account’ facility.

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Financial Wellbeing – Consider Retirement Savings

Financial Wellbeing – Consider Retirement Savings

It is widely accepted that financial planning is a key component of an individual’s overall wellbeing. Saving for retirement is very important as people are living longer and more active lives in retirement. From 2028 the state pension age will be 68 and the current state pension is €12,912. You will need to decide on whether this is enough to live on and if not where will the extra income come from. Fastnet offer PAYE contractors the opportunity to contribute through payroll to a PRSA.

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The Biopharma sector continues to grow

The Biopharma sector continues to grow

According to the IDA, over the last 10 years’ the Biopharmaceutical industry has seen an approximate $10 billion investment into Ireland with sites such as BioMarin, BMS and Regeneron setting up large manufacturing facilities. From 2 dynamic growth biologics sites in Ireland in 2003 to 20 in 2018, this represents close to the biggest wave of investment in new biotech facilities anywhere in the world.

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Join Fastnet - We are Expanding our Cork and Dublin Teams

Join Fastnet - We are Expanding our Cork and Dublin Teams

The key to Fastnet's success is our fantastic team of people which is made up of dedicated, honest, passionate, innovative and entrepreneurial individuals.  Does this sound like you? We are currently recruiting for a number of exciting positions. These roles can be based in Cork or Dublin. Contact us today to learn more!

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Engineers - looking to take the next step in your career?

Engineers - looking to take the next step in your career?

Fastnet - The Talent Group® is looking to engage with qualified engineers who are looking to take the next step in their careers. Due to multiple career opportunities with our clients nationwide, we will be hosting an Open Day in Limerick on Tuesday, 22nd May 2019. On the day you will meet with a specialist talent consultant who will discuss your career goals, give you advice on your CV, help you prepare for interviews and discuss several exciting roles.

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Accounting & Finance Professionals - looking to elevate your career?

Accounting & Finance Professionals - looking to elevate your career?

Fastnet - The Talent Group® is looking to engage with qualified accountants and finance professionals, who are looking to elevate their careers. Due to multiple career opportunities with our clients nationwide, we will be hosting 1-1 Career Advisory Sessions in our Cork office on Tuesday, 14th May 2019. On the day you will meet with a specialist talent consultant who will discuss your career goals, give you advice on your CV, help you prepare for interviews and discuss several exciting roles.

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Careers in Biopharma – Keeping ahead of the Curve

Careers in Biopharma – Keeping ahead of the Curve

The Irish Biopharma sector is booming, turning Ireland Inc into a thriving biopharma cluster with a constant thirst for talent.  In order to understand what developments are taking place in the sector and how best to adapt to the changing dynamics,Fastnet – The Talent Group® collaborates with a number of industry organisations. A great example of this collaboration is our recent involvement with NIBRT’s sixth annual ‘Careers in Biopharma’ event.

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QC Chem & Micro Professionals - We Want To Talk To You

QC Chem & Micro Professionals - We Want To Talk To You

Due to multiple career opportunities with our clients nationwide in Biopharma and Pharma sectors, Fastnet – The Talent Group is looking to engage with QC Chem & Micro professionals. We have several roles in the Life Sciences sector and are interested in meeting with experienced professionals. If you are looking for a rewarding career change, talk to us today!

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International Talent Attraction for a Dynamic Sector

International Talent Attraction for a Dynamic Sector

In terms of attracting FDI in advanced manufacture in the Life Sciences, Ireland is probably number one globally. There is no doubt however that continued success of existing and future Pharma, Biotech, MedTech and Diagnostics operations is intrinsically linked to our ability to continue to Attract, Retain & Nurture a strong pipeline of talent. Fastnet’s strategic approach to Sourcing & Attraction ensures we have consistent pipeline of high calibre candidates to meet this demand.

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Manufacturing and Operations Professionals - We Want To Talk To You

Manufacturing and Operations Professionals - We Want To Talk To You

Due to multiple career opportunities with our clients nationwide in MedTech, BioPharma and Pharma sectors, Fastnet – The Talent Group is looking to engage with Manufacturing and Operations professionals. We have several, exciting Manufacturing and Operations roles in the Life Sciences sector and are interested in meeting with Manufacturing and Operations professionals. If you are looking for a rewarding career change, talk to us today!

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Quality & Laboratory Careers

Quality & Laboratory Careers

Our Quality and Laboratory team is dedicated to building relationships with candidates who are looking to start, or progress, a career in the Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical, Medical Devices and Agri-Food sectors.  We understand that making a career move is a life-changing decision and our goal is to find the best ‘fit’ for every candidate and facilitate them to realise their full career potential.  Contact us today to learn about the great opportunities we have!

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Register for our QA and Regulatory Professionals 1-1 Career Consultation Day

Register for our QA and Regulatory Professionals 1-1 Career Consultation Day

Are you a qualified QA or Regulatory professional looking for a rewarding career change? Due to multiple career opportunities with our clients nationwide, we are hosting 1-1 Consultations with our specialist talent consultants in our Dublin office, to fill several QA & Regulatory roles in the Life Sciences sector. On the day you will meet with a specialist talent consultant who will discuss your career goals, give you advice on your CV, and fill you in on a number of exciting roles.

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Great Celebrations for Engineers Week

Great Celebrations for Engineers Week

Did you know that it is Engineers Week from 2nd to 8th March? Engineers Week is a nationwide festival of engineering coordinated by STEPS in Engineers Ireland. It is particularly special because it encourages EVERYONE to get involved – from industry leaders to students in local primary schools. The theme is ‘Engineering our Future’ and Fastnet is looking forward to shining the spotlight on our engineers and engineering through blogs, school & college visits, and volunteering.

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PAYE Modernisation – are you prepared?

PAYE Modernisation – are you prepared?

On 1st January 2019, the modernisation of the Irish PAYE system came into effect. The objective of PAYE Modernisation is that Revenue, employers and employees have access to the most accurate, up to date information relating to employee pay and statutory payroll deductions. If you are a PAYE contract employee are you aware of the changes and how you need to prepare?

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