Life Sciences

Fastnet: Pioneering Talent Since 1999

Life Sciences is in our DNA – since our foundation in 1999, we have been partnering with organisations in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and MedTech sectors including start-ups, global multinationals, and SMEs.

Ireland is home to nine of the world’s top 10 pharmaceutical companies, and the sector employs 40,000 people across the country—up to 10,000 of whom have been employed in the past decade alone. Ireland is also home to 14 of the world’s 15 biggest medical technology (medtech) companies. 

In this competitive landscape, access to the right talent remains a challenge and our unique and deep sectoral specialisation enables us to stay ahead of industry trends and provide informed insights and strategic guidance to our clients. We thrive on close partnerships, supporting our clients in building out the technical and leaderships teams that enable organisational growth.

Our Expertise

Life Sciences Companies & Biotechnology Medical Device Manufacturers & Medical Diagnostics Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Academic & Research Institutes Hospitals, Care Facilities & Healthcare Services

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What Our Clients Say

Strategic Partnership

Under the Fastnet TTP, Fastnet really take the time to understand your business, your strategic recruitment objectives and your culture. They act as an extension of your company to ensure they find the best candidates possible that ticks all the boxes. They are extremely professional, friendly and deliver such a good candidate experience, that it's always commented on by incoming employees which in turn helps our onboarding processes at APC.

Linda Mulholland

HR Functional Lead

Total Talent Partnership

From a top line perspective, we have improved our time to hire and candidate to interview ratio significantly which speaks directly to Fastnet’s ability to understand our requirements and recognise and attract the right calibre of candidate. There are also significant improvements to the candidate experience which is extremely important in a sector as competitive as ours for talent. Fastnet have also driven the improvements to our employer branding with improvements in brand recognition with prospective candidates. On an operational level, our recruitment process has improved from end to end.

Gemma Grimes

HR Director

Leadership with Precision

Integer have partnered with Fastnet and Kestria 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

Global HR Director, Integer

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