Working in Ireland
Ireland is currently ranked as the fastest growing economy in Europe and was recently named on the OCED (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development) as having the most productive workforce across the globe. The Irish jobs market has never looked better with unemployment at an all–time low. However, we currently find ourselves with a severe skills shortage. With the economic recession back in 2008 Ireland lost a lot of its key skilled workers to emigration. Although we have successfully managed to come away from that recession stronger than ever, we are still experiencing the implications of it with a lot of our workforce still out of the country.
There are many reasons why you should come to work in Ireland, whether you are an emigrated Irish citizen looking to return home to friends and family, an EU citizen looking for better opportunities or a non-EU citizen looking to break into the European market through an English speaking country, we have lots of jobs awaiting you.
To help you to start thinking of making a move here are some other reasons that might help you.
Industry in Ireland is thriving. Over 1,000 of the world’s leading multinationals have chosen Ireland as their EMEA base. Not only this but in 2017 it was reported that 61 new start-ups were founded every day in here. Irelands pool of innovative and diverse companies is endless and gives you the opportunity to broaden your skills and expertise within your chosen field.
A recent study conducted predicted that Irish tech salaries are set to increase by a massive 10% in 2019. Specifically, within careers such as Java and .Net Developers, Product Managers, Project Managers and Business Analysts, all of which are in high demand. Careers in more niche fields of work such as AI and Machine Learning are predicted to surpass the 20% mark. Upskilling can be a good way to move into these disciplines and increase your salary scale.
Working within the tech industry in Ireland means that you are at the forefront of technological developments worldwide. A career in tech will give you the opportunity to work with leading-edge technologies and gain exposure to innovative projects. Our companies are at the foreground of Autonomous Driving, Medical Devices, SaaS, FinTech and AgTech to name just a few. Ireland employs more than 80,000 people across these industries and this number is on the rise, in 2018 alone 18,000 new jobs were announced.
With technology becoming part of our everyday lives from Smart TVs to Virtual Assistants the industry is constantly changing and developing. It is more important than ever for all businesses to get behind new technologies. It is not only large IT and Software companies that are hiring within this sector, everyone from banks to beauty salons need to have a ‘techie’ on their books. Opportunities to be a part of these developments in a variety of industries means you are will get first-hand experience of helping a business succeed.
Ireland also has a long-standing history as a nation with a good work-life balance and quality of life. The average working week is 40 hours which leaves you plenty of free time. You can have your choice of city or rural living with excellent opportunities in companies located in both tech hubs such as Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Sligo or you can base yourself in smaller regional tech centres such as Shannon, Tullamore, Athlone and Kildare where cost of living is lower, and industry remains diverse.
Irish people are also known across the world for their easy-going and friendly demeanour. We already have a huge community of expatriates living and working here, meaning our culture and communities are diverse and inclusive. Ireland is also known to have some of the beautiful landscapes and a fascinating culture so that your time spent away from the office could never be boring.
Ireland is at the centre of technical advancements worldwide and our openings for skilled, ambitious and hardworking people in a variety of sectors and industries are endless. Whatever your reasons are for coming to Ireland be rest assured we have lots of opportunities for you.
If you need any further help to find a vacancy in Ireland or would like to discuss your future job prospects here, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +353 (0) 57 863 8188.