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Faststream Recruitment Values

Our values

Do it brilliantly

If something is worth doing, give it your all.

Do it with a smile

Leave people feeling great.

Do it with respect

We appreciate our similarities and respect our differences.

Do it fairly

Take pride in building relationships based on fairness and honesty.

Faststream Recruitment Work Culture

Our culture

Being a trusted advisor to our clients and candidates is a serious business and a responsibility we don't take lightly. Our clients choose Faststream as their recruitment partner, and our candidates trust us to manage their careers. They do this because of the calibre of our people. What makes Faststream the number one Maritime, Shipping and Energy recruitment business is our people and they are also what makes us stand out from our competitors.

We come from all sorts of different backgrounds and experiences, but we all share one common characteristic and that is we are passionate about people and we are passionate about what we do. We pride ourselves on recognising our people's successes based upon their achievements, not on what they did or did not do before joining us. Career growth and transparency around how you achieve promotion is an integral part of how we nurture diverse and inclusive teams.

Faststream has a high reward culture, but this extends way beyond simply paying people the most. We pride ourselves on having a best in class performance pay structure, but also on the benefits and incentives we offer, like flexible working. Our culture is focused on empowering our people and giving them responsibility for managing their business area like they are managing their own business. We will provide you with all the tools, the training and coaching, the guidance and leadership, the support and sometimes a shoulder to cry on.

Life as a Recruitment Consultant

Day to day role

No two days are the same in recruitment and you will interact with an incredibly diverse range of people from all walks of life. One day you could be advising the Chief Human Resources Officer at one of the world's largest Maritime companies on how you will help them recruit in a skills short market. The next day, you could be advising a Graduate who is taking their first steps on the career ladder.

Global market

The Maritime, Shipping and Energy sectors are truly global and we recruit for organisations worldwide, often relocating industry professionals between countries. This takes a special sort of person. Our business is performed over the telephone, on video calls and wherever possible face to face. We understand the value of getting to know our clients and candidates and building long term and lasting relationships.

We operate in specialist skill short sectors where competition for talent is fierce and we spend time proactively building talent pools through networking and candidate attraction strategies.

Our consultants

Our best recruitment professionals are as good at talking to people as they are at listening, and quite honestly this is what they spend most of their time doing. Our best people create real conversations. We are in the 'people business' and high emotional intelligence is key to our success. Sometimes you need to promote and sell an opportunity to a candidate on why they should give up a good job. They might be being 'bear-hugged' by their existing employer, you will need to convince them to take your client's job instead.

Sometimes you will need to introduce yourself to a new company who we have never worked with before and explain to them why we should be their recruitment partner. Sometimes you will need to let a candidate down gently and tell them they didn't get the job. All of this requires great people skills.

The people we employ are as diverse as our clients and candidates. Some people join us as Graduates and work their way up, others come from other sectors and change careers. Some of our people come from the Maritime sector or have recruitment experience. We are open-minded, but what we do look for is a passion for people.

50% of our Board Directors have worked their way up from recruitment consultants up to director level within Faststream. Over 85% of our Recruitment Managers and Team Leaders have worked their way up from recruitment consultant to this level.

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A day in the life of a Recruitment Consultant

What does the day in the life of a highly successful recruitment consultant look like? We caught up with Mike McGrory, Head of Shipbuilding at Faststream Recruitment to get an insight into his busy day in recruitment.

​ "As head of my department, I’ll catch up with my team mid-week to ensure we are focusing on the success generating priorities and working as fluidly and dynamically as possible."

Read Mike McGrory's Story​

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Our people’s success stories

​Victoria Paterson, Lead Recruitment Consultant shares an insight into her successful recruitment career and life at Faststream.

"It is extremely social, friendly, and inclusive. There is always someone to help and offer advice. If you need a mentor, you will find someone that can be your trusted advisor. The local pub on a Friday lunchtime is always a given too."

Read Victoria Paterson's Story

Victoria Paterson, Lead Recruitment Consultant
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​We caught up with Ross McGrane, a Lead Recruitment Consultant of our Shipping Division to uncover how he has established a highly successful recruitment career.

"In recruitment, you get a lot of setbacks and there are times when things don’t work out. Having the internal resilience and determination to keep going is important. If you can’t do that your recruitment career will be short-lived."

​Read Ross McGrane's Story

Ross McGrane, Lead Recruitment Consultant
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What is life like working within Faststream's busy Superyacht team? Holly Yates, Lead Consultant shares an insight into her recruitment career and career highlights.

"I have always been hungry for success and I am determined to do well in whatever I put myself into. I am very passionate about my career, so I think when you have a genuine passion for something it shines through and you will naturally do well."

​Read Holly Yates Story

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What does it take to achieve success and progress at Faststream? Sebastian Zuliani, Associate Director of Shipping tells us about his successful recruitment career.

"​The people working in the business also made a great impression on me when I met them, especially Mark Charman, Faststream’s CEO & Founder. As well as the opportunity to travel to international locations and make a very lucrative salary."

​Read Sebastian Zuliani's Story

Sebastian Zuliani, Associate Director of Shipping
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How do you establish a successful recruitment career? We caught up with Ellie Evans, Team Leader of our Marine Division to hear her thoughts.

​"I believe that it is a blend of being trusted to have full autonomy within my role but also getting support when I need it. I feel heard and valued within my role and this has given me the confidence to grow my desk and continue my professional development."

Read Ellie Evan's Story​

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We caught up with Laura Humby, Manager of our Crewing Division to uncover how she has established a highly successful recruitment career.

"Going above your job description and working beyond your contracted hours when everyone else clocks off will pay off. Your success inevitably pertains to the work that you are willing to put in."

​Read Laura Humby's Story

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Why choose Faststream for your recruitment career?

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Learning & development

  • Recruitment training

  • Clear promotion plan

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Financial incentives

  • Competitive base salary

  • Uncapped commission

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Social events

  • Christmas & Summer party

  • Team lunches

  • Monthly, quarterly & annual get togethers

  • High achievers club

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  • Long service incentives

  • Career milestone celebrations

  • Prosecco/cake on your Birthday

  • Colleague of the month

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Work-life balance

  • Flexible working hours

  • Loyalty leave

  • Office Christmas/New Year closure (UK)

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Health & wellbeing

  • Health insurance

  • Free fruit

  • Eye tests

  • Flu jab

The benefits are subject to location. Please contact us to find out more.

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Faststream Recruitment Careers

How to apply and what to expect

If you are looking for a career rather than just a job, please contact us about careers in recruitment at Faststream. Please complete the form below and a member of our internal recruitment team will be in touch shortly.

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Discuss your career

If you are interested in a career in recruitment, or are looking to develop your recruitment career, please contact our friendly internal recruitment team using the contact details below.

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