Ireland is a great place to work in IT. Here are some reasons why you should consider coming to work in Ireland.
Many leading tech companies are placing their headquarters in Ireland like Google, Facebook, Twitter, IBM, Microsoft, etc. To attract talent from all over the world, they offer competitive salaries and compensations for their employees. Furthermore, Ireland boasts some of the most exciting and dynamic tech start-ups within the European Union. Dublin is a great place to develop your career and gain exposure to great opportunities.
Ireland is a member of the European Union giving us freedom and easy access to other member states. Citizens of EEA, Switzerland and the UK can live and work in Ireland freely without a work permit. If you are not in that category, don’t worry. Ireland always welcomes skilled worker immigration, especially employees working in IT and financial realms. However, you need to apply for a visa to enter Ireland and an employment permit to work here.
Ireland has a thriving economy and is the fastest growing in the European Union for the past few consecutive years. Although 2020 was very challenging for the global economy and the domestic economy struggle, the nation’s GDP of Ireland grew 3.4%.
According to the EY Economic Eye, the economy is predicted to grow by 5% in 2021 and 4.6% in 2022. Moreover, the labour market is expected to recover its peak by late 2023. Ireland is still an ideal country to offer attractive salaries and benefits.
The official language of Ireland is Gaelic. But you don’t have to worry because most of the population still use English more often in daily life, study and work in Ireland. This is the only country in the EU that uses English as the first language.
Over time, Dublin became an international city with senior human resources from around the world to work in IT and financial areas. The working environment of companies is more diverse. The foreign communities live in harmony with local Irish to develop and contribute to Ireland’s economy.
Besides, Dublin is definitely an LGBT-friendly city. Everyone is welcome to come and work in Ireland. Every June, the annual Dublin Pride Parade takes over the city centre to celebrate diversity too.
The Irish Financial Services Centre was established in 1987 which aimed to attract investment sources and build up a centre of international traded financial services such as banking, funds and insurance.
The governments offer business-friendly policies to attract international firms and talent. They develop Dublin’s Docklands to become a new home for technology and financial companies. Today, the Docklands centralised over 500 companies operating in this area, including more than half the world’s top 50 banks and top 20 insurance companies besides the main offices of big technology firms.
“There are no strangers here, only friends.”, WB Yeats.
Indeed, you will feel comfortable and delighted by the friendliness of Irish people. Most people are very happy to help you overcome your initial obstacles and adapt to your new life in Ireland. Especially, Galway and Dublin are Europe’s friendliest cities in the Condé Nast Traveller Reader Travel Awards 2020.
What do you need to work in Ireland in IT?
A good level of IT expertise.
Good knowledge of working English.