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Fall in Love with working in Belfast

17 Feb 2017

Thinking about a move to Belfast? Read our latest blog post here!

Belfast – what’s not to love about working in the city? We’ve got it all – a diverse and multicultural city with a rich heritage, fantastic café culture, award winning restaurants, great shopping, plenty of sporting options, a vibrant nightlife and an easy commute home. Why wouldn’t you work here?

So many companies have set up or expanded their operations in Belfast in recent years – Citi, Fidessa, Allen & Overy, Baker McKenzie, Herbert Smith Freehills, Tullett Prebon and Pearsons are just a few of the companies who recognise Belfast for the vibrant location that it is.

With a highly driven home-grown talent pool taken directly from the universities, Belfast is a prime location of choice for organisations looking to take advantage of an English speaking centre with relatively low operating costs. In recent years, the city has transformed itself beyond recognition. The development of the Quarters – Linen, Cathedral and Titanic amongst others has really set the city apart and created a terrific atmosphere. The advent of Brexit, although while presenting some obstacles will do nothing to stop the city’s relentless march forward.

As the city becomes more diverse, it has developed an international flair whilst still enjoying a “small town” feel to it. It’s still small enough to be able to walk or take a short bus ride the majority of places. The boutiques on Lisburn Road and the high street retailers in Victoria Square and CastleCourt really help drive the footfall of consumers and create a vibrant atmosphere. Monday to Fridays see the lunchtime locations hopping while from Thursday to Saturday night, the city comes alive. One of the most memorable nights in MTV Awards history took place in the city a few years ago and that really cemented Belfast as a place for young people to live and work.  Throw in the chance to mingle with a few cast members from the popular HBO series Game of Thrones and Belfast is now starting to look really good!

Whatever about the social aspect of living here, Belfast is really a hot spot for career minded professionals at all levels. With all of the new companies setting up, the city is now enticing people back home to the region to work, stemming the tide of emigration that occurred for so long. Engineering, Accountancy & Finance and IT are just three of the sectors that are really booming right now. At Brightwater we’ve seen a 20% rise in job registrations in the first month of 2017 compared to January 2016 across all our professional disciplines. There are so many career opportunities in the city and its environs that you’d be crazy NOT to work here! Go on – fall in love with this city!

If you would like to make a move to Belfast or would like to discuss your career path please get in touch with our Belfast office on 028 90 325 325.