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Since 1999 Faststream has seen significant growth on a global scale and we now employ over 100 people. We continue to look for the very best people to join our specialist recruitment teams. We hire people from many walks of life, including experienced Recruitment Consultants, sales professionals, graduates and experts from our specialist recruitment sectors.  The most important aspect is having the ambition and drive to succeed in a career in recruitment with Faststream.

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We celebrated our 20th anniversary as a global recruitment business in 2019 and the Faststream Recruitment Group team attended the Sandbanks Beach Polo to celebrate. Check out our video of the day below: 

Life at Faststream

We offer a competitive base salary and commission plan with no billing thresholds or caps. This means you’ll earn commission on everything you bill, as you bill it, and the more you bill the higher the commission paid.

We offer great benefits too, generous holiday allowance (plus all public holidays), free car parking, company pension (where applicable), Monday to Friday/flexible working hours, fresh fruit daily, company paid social events and modern, open plan offices.

We are passionate about our people and invest heavily in a structured training and development programme for both new and experienced Consultants.

We want you to reach your full potential and through recruitment skills training, role plays and on the job coaching and mentoring, we are able to achieve this.

Developing our own people is critical to the success of Faststream and we are proud to say that the majority of our experienced Consultants and Recruitment Team Leaders, Managers and Directors are home grown.

Everyone has the opportunity to grow at Faststream, without always having to wait for someone above you to move on. We offer a clearly defined, achievable career path with tailored training and support to help you get there. We promote based on your ability and results, not your length of time in the business. One of our fastest promotions was from Consultant to Team Leader in 22 months.

Your success is our success and so, you can expect to be rewarded (depending on the role) with a higher base salary, increased holiday allowance, higher employer pension contribution, company car allowance, company phone and enhanced commission schemes.

We have a ‘work-hard, play-hard’ culture and we reward our teams with regular sales incentives. We also hold formal and informal company events throughout the year.

We understand that when we hire adults, we should treat them as such and you will experience more flexibility and responsibility in your role than in most businesses. In return, we expect people to take ownership of their desk day to day, from being on time, to managing their time well, putting in 100% every day, dealing with problems and challenges and asking for help and support when they need it.

Life as a recruiter

Recruitment is an exciting mix of sales, business development, account management and of course recruitment.  We work with both specialist clients to source the people they need to meet their business plans and with specialist candidates looking for a new job and/or career to meet their professional and/or personal goals.

Recruitment Consultants are a vital link between candidate and clients, often advising on strategic and well as operational requirements. We can provide market intelligence, salary surveys, marketing services and industry events.

We work in a global market so most of our business with clients and candidates is done over the phone and from the office. We have many established clients and candidates but are always striving to increase our market share so the role will include lots of business development calls to new companies. We also work in highly candidate short markets where the war for talent is fierce and pro-actively looking for new talent is a daily job.

Our best recruiters spend most of their day on the phone, talking to new and existing clients and candidates. They are selling themselves and our business, over-coming objections, developing relationships and building new people networks, understanding what clients and candidates want and need, looking for problems to solve (not just jobs to fill), taking their best opportunities and people to the market, managing and making placements.

Recruitment is a dynamic, fast-paced and highly competitive industry. People join us from all walks of life but they all share the same qualities. This is what we look for:

• Great phone presence - can get people talking, are engaging and personable.

• Tenacious and resilient - won't take no for an answer, will ask questions, overcome objections and stay in control.

• Gets People - understands what makes people tick, how to sell to them and influence their decisions.

• Good judgement/time management - you have to make good decisions every day about how you spend your time and which clients, jobs, and candidates to work and not to work.

• Restless and competitive - strong sense of urgency, makes things happen, drives own results, likes working to targets and wants to be the best.

Current Vacancies

A rare opportunity has arisen to join our established Marine business with an existing portfolio of high-value Maritime Clients across EMEA.

We recruit for the best brands in the industry and we want to strengthen our team with a Senior or Principal Level Recruiter or Established B2B Salesperson with a proven track record.

You will be partnering with Director and C-Suite level Clients from Blue Chip Technology Firms and Global Maritime Corporations, as well as Start-up and SME, sized businesses providing Marine Products and Services to this dynamic sector of the industry. Your primary objective will be to source strategic talent for their businesses. You will be the vital link between our clients and talent pools of candidates and will need to align yourself closely with our teams in Singapore and across Europe to get optimum results.

You can base yourself in our offices in Southampton or work from home. For the right person, we will offer a package to suit.

To find out more and apply, please look at our full job description here

With 20+ years of international recruitment experience, Faststream Recruitment Group is looking to accelerate its US success by growing our Americas Team, based here in Southampton.

We provide high-end, Shipping & Maritime recruitment solutions, partnering with Ship Owners, Ship Managers and Offshore/Marine Consultancies across the globe.

This unique opportunity to work in the high-flying world of global, specialist recruitment also comes with the chance to travel (restriction permitting) to America to meet your clients. This could be anything from meeting an Oil & Gas Major in LA to a Cruise Ship Owner in New York.

Working with US clients & candidates means working across US time zones. A flexible, Monday to Friday working week which fits around yours and the business' needs, will be available for the right person. This could include working from home some evenings.

You can base yourself in our offices in Southampton or work from home. For the right person, we will offer a package to suit.

To find out more and apply, please look at our full job description here

Faststream Locations

Faststream Recruitment Pte 

1 Phillip Street
#13-00 Royal One Phillip

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Faststream Recruitment
Head Office
Waterside Place 
5 Town Quay 
Southampton, SO14 2AQ

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Contact me to discuss your career with Faststream. 

Rachel Farndell

Head of Talent

+44 (0) 7817 595027 Email Rachel