By: Laura Curtin | Posted on: 13 Apr 2019

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 – in the last 5 years alone we’ve secured close to €5 billion of new investment. 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. Championing behaviours such as Agility and Curiosity will be critical for future-proofing along with Sourcing & Attracting an ever-growing demand for more enhanced niche skills from a global pool. Fastnet’s strategic approach to Sourcing & Attraction ensures we have a consistent pipeline of high calibre candidates to meet this demand.


3rd Level Collaboration

Fastnet has established partnerships with college alumni offices and career services teams in UCC, CIT, DIT, WIT, UCD, Sligo IT to build awareness around career prospects and industry opportunities.  Regularly we attend career fairs and present to Level 8 & Level 9 students.  In addition, we work with alumni teams to promote Ireland as a destination of choice for life science professionals. 


Globally connected, Locally Committed

Fastnet is the Irish Member Firm for IRC Global Executive Search Partners giving us access to 80+ offices across EMEA, The Americas and Asia Pacific. Our IRC alliance enhances the totality and sophistication of the service we provide to clients by balancing local responsiveness and relevance with global connectivity and capability.  International market intelligence is critical in order to continue to bring talent diversity to our clients.




Industry Stakeholders

Collaboration with the IDA, Enterprise Ireland, BPCI and the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) allow us to understand what developments are taking place in the sector and enables us to develop our candidate sourcing plans to reflect the changing dynamics.  In addition, we are developing new associations with R&D and Incubation hubs. 

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