The benefits of working and living in Dublin
Wednesday December 13, 2017
One of the very best aspects of working in the growing technology and digital sectors is the opportunity to travel to some of the most interesting parts of the world. With a high demand in the industry for recruiting talented employees - who are in short supply - skilled workers are blessed with the ability to pursue their careers in cities which are known for hosting innovative and forward-thinking companies. One of these international hubs of technological creativity is Dublin, home to offices of the likes of Facebook, Google, Twitter and many more.
This reputation and a position at the cutting edge of technology make Dublin an ideal place for ambitious, skilled and experienced employees to take the next step in their career. However, this is only the tip of the iceberg when looking at what makes Dublin such a great place to live and work in.
Dublin's location puts the UK and Europe within easy reach.
What is living in Dublin like?
Life in Ireland for foreigners is a completely new experience, particularly if you're moving to Dublin from Australia, which is far more geographically isolated. Dublin's location puts the UK and Europe within easy reach, making weekend holidays or longer trips much cheaper and easier. If you're looking for to take the next step in your career, but also want to have the opportunity to explore a new part of the world, there's no better base to do so.
Then, there's the city itself. Dublin's origins can be traced back to the 9th century, when it was established as an initial settlement by the raiding Vikings. After hundreds of years of growth and development, Dublin has evolved into one of the world's global capitals, with medieval capitals and modern towers like the Google Docks existing side by side. Reflecting the status as a melting pot, Dublin has become one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with a bounty of different cultures, languages and cuisines on offer for Dubliners to sample.
In combination with a safe atmosphere, a unique character and plenty of local pubs to grab the best pint of Guinness you've ever had, all of these factors make Dublin an incredible place to live, particularly if you're moving over to work in the booming tech scene.
What is it like to work in Dublin?
For the tech industry in particular, there are few better places to work than Dublin. Part of the reason why so many companies have moved to the city is the fact that Dublin's creativity, multiculturalism and central position in the Western world echo many of the factors that contribute to technological innovation and success. To see this in action, you only need to look at how Dublin has adopted its newest industry as an essential part of what makes the city great. From weekly 'hacking nights' in local bars to the Dublin Web and Tech Summits, Ireland's capital is the place to be if you want to work with like-minded individuals at the front of the global technology pack.
Another aspect of working in Dublin that draws businesses and employees is the economy, which has been steadily growing over the last five years. In fact, Ireland has been Europe's fastest-growing economy for the last four years in a row, according to the latest information published by the country's Central Statistics Office. This growth means there are more opportunities to progress, and the trend is only set to continue after Brexit, when many businesses are predicted to move their offices to Ireland from the UK in order to remain within the EU.
The Recruitment Company recently set up a new office in Dublin, and you can get in touch with our team to find out more about some of the opportunities waiting on the Emerald Isle.