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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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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.

Employee Success Stories

Holly Yates Success Story

At Faststream Recruitment, we value the success of our employees and their hard work. So, we recently caught up with Holly Yates, who was recently promoted to Senior Recruitment Consultant of Faststream’s Superyacht Division. In this interview, Holly shares an insight into her recruitment career, career highlights and the skills and tips that have led her to receive such a fantastic promotion.

When did you start your recruitment career and was it what you expected?

I began my career in recruitment with Faststream Recruitment by joining the Cruise Division in 2018. I had heard such positive feedback from friends that worked in recruitment, so I decided I wanted to give it a shot. Honestly, at first, I was quite apprehensive as it was such a big career change. Luckily, I had a vast amount of knowledge of the Cruise industry from my previous role and that helped me to settle into the team very quickly.

I’m not sure what I expected but I came in with an open mind, knowing that I wanted to be successful.

You have had a great career with Faststream – what has been your most memorable moment?

I would say placing a Hotel General Manager with one of our key clients. This was within my first six months of joining Faststream Recruitment and placing such a senior candidate into a role on a 6 Star Luxury Cruise Ship was not only memorable for me but the entire team.

You were personally chosen to visit one of the Viking River Cruise Ships to represent Faststream Recruitment and stay on the river cruise, experiencing the services first-hand. What was that like and how did it make you feel in your role?

I was very lucky to be given this opportunity and it was amazing. We were given the full onboard guest experience, from the exquisite cuisine to entertainment and shore excursions. It was such a fantastic experience and I will never forget it. I felt honoured to be invited by Viking to visit one of their luxury River Cruise Ships and meet their team in person, which enabled our professional relationship to grow.

We also met some of the crew, who work incredibly hard and it was great to experience first-hand what day to day life is like for crew members on board. I was then able to share that knowledge and experience with future candidates.

You started as a Cruise sector talent specialist and transitioned into Superyacht recruitment in 2020, what skills/traits do you credit to adapting to a new role, industry and team so quickly?

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.

Also, I love meeting new people and learning from other successful consultants; I took the transition into the Superyacht industry in my stride. I have loved every minute of it. To be honest, it wasn’t the smoothest journey at the start because I joined the team in the middle of the global COVID-19 pandemic, but being an optimistic person, I looked at the positives and considered what I could learn from it. We have now come out the other side and as both individuals and a team, we have had a very successful year.

What skills would you say that you implemented to achieve your promotion?

I had been working towards my promotion for a while and I set myself a goal to achieve it within a certain time frame, so I knew I had to push myself. I know that I have become even more resilient and used my determination to ensure I succeeded. There is always healthy competition within the team and the wider business, which I used to my advantage to ensure that I was always pushing myself that little bit further, to better myself in my career.

How do you think that you have progressed since starting with us in 2018?

I have learnt so much and I have built upon my skills to adapt to the industry. In particular, working through the pandemic has taught me a lot and shown me that hard work, determination and the right attitude always pays off.

From the day I started, I knew that I was going to love working here and I am looking forward to seeing my career progress even further at Faststream Recruitment.

What would be your top tip for anyone starting a career in recruitment?

Be resilient but also patient. Your hard work will pay off, sometimes it takes a bit of time but by sticking at it and being creative with your work strategies you will do well. You also have to want to succeed, the drive for this will take you in the right direction.

What would your top tip be for someone wanting to progress in their role?

Think outside the box and think about what else you can do to push yourself that little bit further, to become the most successful version of yourself.

What next?

If you are ready to take the next step in your recruitment career and want to join a business that recognises employee success, be sure to get in touch with Rachel Farndell, Director of Talent for a confidential chat today and find out more about life at Faststream.

Ellaine Legaspi is an experienced recruiter and is based in our Singapore office.

“After graduating with a degree in Behavioural Sciences from the University of Manila, Philippines in 2008 I knew I wanted a career working with people. I took a graduate role with a recruitment company in Manila and absolutely loved it.

I moved to Singapore in 2010 where I initially worked in banking whilst I settled myself in Singapore. In 2012 I returned to my first love, working for a small generalist recruitment company before moving on in 2014 to a more specialist permanent desk in HR, Marketing and Accounts (Corporate Services).

In 2015 I was head hunted by Matt Conway (MD of Faststream Recruitment, Singapore) for a role in Maritime Corporate Services and I haven’t looked back since. The business is completely different to anything I have experienced before. The global opportunity and the ability to become a specialist in my field have enabled me to develop my career beyond expectations. We are treated like adults and expected to drive our own business independently whilst working collaboratively with the wider Singapore and global team.

Since joining Faststream, I have had the opportunity to expand my knowledge and experience from Corporate Services to Commercial Shipping (dry bulk). I have been promoted twice and in my current role as Lead Consultant I continue to receive valuable mentoring from the MD Matt Conway. My ambition at Faststream is to become a Recruitment Manager so I can continue to mentor others whilst being able to do hands-on recruitment.

I love working in recruitment, no day is the same and I get to speak to and meet with new people every day. The benefits and rewards at Faststream are motivating - if you work hard in recruitment, the results and the rewards will always follow.”

Current Vacancies

Looking for a fast-paced, high billing desk with a chance to lead from the front and build a team?

We are looking for an ambitious recruitment Team Leader or Manager to help us take our established Offshore Shipping business to the next level. With an existing portfolio of high-value maritime clients across EMEA, you’ll be placing seafarers (from cadets to captains) around the world, with industry-leading offshore vessel owners and managers.

Established in 1999, Faststream Recruitment Group is the global people specialists in Shipping & Maritime recruitment. Headquartered in the UK and employing nearly 100 people, our continued success is built on thinking global and acting local.

What is the role of a Team Leader / Manager at Faststream?

You will be responsible for managing and developing a small team with a view to hiring and building a bigger business around you. Whilst nurturing and delivering on established business, you will also be building relationships with business owners and winning new business for yourself and the team. We work in highly candidate short markets where the war for talent is fierce and so pro-actively looking for new talent is also a daily job. You will also work closely with the Director of Shipping on the strategic vision and direction of your business area. This role provides the opportunity to take on wider business management in the future.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will be a successful Team Leader or Manager with proven recruitment (ideally contract) experience. You will have a proven track record in leading from the front on recruitment, managing and growing teams and winning new business/delivering quality recruitment services. You do not need to have a background in Maritime, we have years of experience in this sector so can teach you what you need to know. You will, however, need to have the confidence and tenacity to learn your market and hit the ground running on client development.

What salary, benefits & rewards are on offer?

In return, we offer a growth opportunity with the backing of a leading brand, best-in-class training, winning team culture, a collaborative management team, modern ocean view offices and the chance to make a name for yourself in the global world of Maritime Recruitment.

The package is £40-60k (depending on experience) and includes a competitive base salary, personal uncapped commission, team-related bonus, 26 days annual leave, car allowance, healthcare and plenty of performance-related incentives & rewards. If you are currently enjoying a higher salary/package elsewhere, but this opportunity has piqued your interest, you should still apply – we want to attract the very best.

To find out more and apply, please contact Rachel Farndell, Director of Talent or call +44 (0) 7817 595027

A unique opportunity to join an established, recruitment business in a leading role.

Established in 1999, Faststream Recruitment Group is global people specialists in Shipping & Maritime recruitment. Headquartered in the UK and employing nearly 100 people, our continued success is built on thinking global and acting local. Faststream Singapore is in an exciting growth phase and we are looking for an ambitious & talented Recruitment Manager to help us take the business to the next level.

What is the role of a Recruitment Manager at Faststream?

Leading our established Technical Shipping team, you’ll be working with Ship Owners and Ship Management companies providing high-end recruitment solutions across the Asia-Pacific. You would initially be responsible for managing& development a small team with a view to hiring and building a bigger team around you. You will also work closely the Managing Director, building relationships with business owners, winning new business for yourself and the team and working strategically on the vision & direction of your business area. This role also provides the opportunity to take on wider business management in the future.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will be a successful recruitment manager (or Team Leader ready to make the step-up). You will have a proven track record in leading from the front in recruitment, managing and growing teams and winning new business/delivering quality recruitment services. You do not need to have a background in Maritime, we have years of experience in this sector so can teach you what you need to know. But you will need to have the confidence and tenacity to learn your market and hit the ground running on client development.

What salary, benefits & rewards are on offer?

In return, we offer a unique growth opportunity with the backing of a leading brand, best-in-class training, winning team culture, a collaborative management team, modern offices close to the river and the chance to make a name for yourself in the global world of Maritime Recruitment.

The package includes a competitive base salary between SGD 6,000 & SGD 10,000 (depending on experience), team-related bonus, 26 days annual leave plus public holidays, full medical cover, wellness allowance, and plenty of performance-related incentives & rewards. If you are currently enjoying a higher salary/package elsewhere, but this opportunity has piqued your interest, you should still apply – we want to attract the very best!

Rachel Farndell – Director of Talent

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $6,000.00 - $10,000.00 per month

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Commission pay

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Social distancing guidelines in place

To find out more and apply, please contact Rachel Farndell, Director of Talent directly

If you are an experienced recruiter looking for something bigger and better in 2021, Faststream Maritime Recruitment in Singapore is looking for ambitious recruiters to accelerate our growth across the Asia-Pacific.

With 20+ years of international recruitment experience, we provide high-end, Shipping & Marine recruitment solutions, partnering with Ship Owners, Ship Manager, and Offshore/Marine Consultancies worldwide.

What is the role of a Recruitment Consultant at Faststream?

Recruiters at Faststream run their desk like they would run their own business – Every day you will be talking to existing clients and candidates and building relationships with new ones. You’ll be seeking out quality business & money-making opportunities and developing yourself as a Maritime Specialist. With relationships established, you will source, recruit & place hard-to-find people with your clients and seek out new careers for the best candidates in your network. It is a pro-active, fast-paced, roller-coaster of a job...but very rewarding when the placements & commission start rolling in!

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for experienced recruitment professionals with a successful track record and able to demonstrate the following winning attitudes & behaviours.

Tenacious & Resilient – The best recruiters have a fearless instinct to seek out opportunity, deal with the NOs, think on your feet & problem solve, make fast & effective decisions, and have the resilience and confidence to keep going.

A great communicator – We work with high-end clients, so you will need to have a professional, consultative manner and able to communicate all the way from HR to C-suite.

A seasoned business developer – Whilst we have many existing clients, this is a growth desk, so you will need to have the skills to open the doors to new clients & candidates and get them to buy into working with you and Faststream. You need to be great at building rapport, networking, influencing decision making, problem-solving and negotiating well to win and close business.

What salary, benefits and rewards are on offer?

An experienced recruiter can expect a basic salary of SGD 5,000 – SGD 8,000 (depending on experience), an uncapped commission scheme, 23 days annual leave plus public holidays, wellness allowance, performance-based incentives/rewards, regional travel, training & support to progress your career and modern offices close to the river.

Rachel Farndell – Director of Talent

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $5,000.00 - $8,000.00 per month

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Commission pay

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Social distancing guidelines in place

To find out more and apply, please contact Rachel Farndell, Director of Talent directly

After the trials of 2020, are you looking for a bigger, better career challenge in 2021?

We are looking for the 'best of the best' Graduates and Sales Professionals to join our 2021 training academy and make a name for themselves in the global world of Maritime Recruitment.

Our training is first class and via interactive training sessions, role plays, call coaching and ongoing mentoring, will develop you from Rookie to Rock Star Recruiter and beyond.

Established in 1999, Faststream Recruitment Group are global people specialists in Shipping & Maritime, providing high-end recruitment solutions and partnering with Ship Owners, Ship Managers, and Offshore/Marine Consultancies worldwide. Headquartered in the UK and employing nearly 100 people, our continued success is built on thinking global and acting local.

Faststream Singapore is in an exciting growth phase and ready to take the business to the next level.

What is the role of a Recruitment Consultant at Faststream?

Recruiters at Faststream run their desk like they would run their own business – Every day you will be talking to existing clients and candidates and building relationships with new ones. You’ll be seeking out quality business & money-making opportunities and developing yourself as a Maritime Specialist. With relationships established, you will source, recruit & place hard-to-find people with your clients and seek out new careers for the best candidates in your network. It is a pro-active, fast-paced, roller-coaster of a job...but very rewarding when the placements & commission start rolling in!

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for ambitious Graduates and Sales/Business Development professionals who are able to demonstrate the following winning attitudes & behaviours.

Tenacious & Resilient – The best recruiters have a fearless instinct to seek out opportunity, deal with the NOs, think on your feet & problem solve, make fast & effective decisions, and have the resilience and confidence to keep going.

A great communicator – We work with high-end clients, so you will need to have a professional, consultative manner and able to communicate all the way from HR to the executive C-suite.

A natural business developer – Whilst we have many existing clients, this is a growth business, so you will need to have the personality to open the doors to new clients & candidates and get them to buy into working with you and Faststream. You need to be great at building rapport, networking, influencing decision making, problem solving and negotiating well to win and close business.

What salary, benefits and rewards are on offer?

You can expect a basic monthly salary of SGD 3,000 – SGD 5,000 (maybe more, depending on experience), plus an uncapped commission scheme, 23 days annual leave + public holidays, medical cover, wellness allowance, performance-based incentives/rewards, regional travel, training & support to progress your career and modern offices close to the Boat Quay & the river.

Still not sure if recruitment is for you? Apply anyway and let's talk some more - what have you got to lose?

Rachel Farndell – Director of Talent

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $3,000.00 - $5,000.00 per month

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Commission pay

Education:

  • Bachelor's or equivalent (Preferred)

Work Remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Social distancing guidelines in place

To find out more and apply, please contact Rachel Farndell, Director of Talent directly

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 successful, experienced Recruiter.

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 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.

We have many established clients and candidates but are always striving to increase our market share so the role will include lots of new business development activity as well as nurturing key accounts. 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.

Who We Are Looking For?

Given the executive nature of the role, you must have minimum 2-3 years experience in a professional recruitment environment, consistent billing record, business development skills and ideally exposure to working with international clients. You must also;

  • Have a competitive edge and the desire to succeed in this fast-paced industry
  • Have an influential and assertive communicator both face to face and over the phone
  • Enjoy challenging situations where there is the freedom to act and the authority to make decisions
  • Thrive in a targeted and competitive sales environment, self-motivated, positive and able to plan and manage your time effectively to exceed targets set
  • Be passionate about developing new and existing client relationships and taking a leading role in developing your desk and increasing our market share.

Rewards & Benefits

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, a generous holiday allowance (plus all public holidays), free Southampton city-centre parking (if office based), company pension, Monday to Friday/flexible working hours, company paid social events and individual and team incentives.

If you are an experienced recruiter enjoying a high salary, company car, etc please contact us for a chat - salary is always commensurate with experience.

Learning & Development

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 can achieve this.

Career Progression

Developing our people is critical to the success of Faststream. The majority of our Directors and Managers are home-grown talent. 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.

To find out more and apply, please contact Rachel Farndell, Director of Talent directly.

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 and Ship Managers across the globe.

This unique opportunity to work in the high-flying world of global, specialist recruitment also comes with the chance to travel (restrictions permitting) to America to meet your clients. You will be joining an established team of seasoned recruiters and be representing the brand leader to nurture our existing portfolio of clients and develop new channels of business.

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 contact Rachel Farndell, Director of Talent.

Faststream Locations

Faststream Recruitment Pte 

1 Phillip Street
#13-00 Royal One Phillip
Singapore
048692

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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