Belfast suffered through many years of violence and sectarian unrest but since 1998, the city has rejuvenated itself, becoming a great place to live and work. Now a sophisticated, cosmopolitan town Belfast’s warm welcome, rich heritage and cultural wealth makes it a tempting location for local and international job seekers.
Belfast’s diverse, dynamic culture has transformed the city and boasts a thriving music and arts scene. Job seekers who are interested in art from a socio-political perspective will find Belfast’s many sectarian murals, folk art and modern art that draw on ‘The Troubles’ particularly fascinating. Belfast and surrounding areas are of course popular film locations, famously forming the backdrop for Game of Thrones.
Many musicians like Van Morrison and Snow Patrol got their start in Belfast and the punk scene of the ‘70s gave us unforgettable bands like The Undertones. Living and working in Belfast offers job seekers the unique buzz of a reinvigorated city, a great work-life balance, and a welcoming atmosphere.
Throughout the ‘90s, Belfast had the fastest growing regional economy in the UK. Peace has brought sustained economic growth and investor confidence has increased dramatically. Major redevelopments like the Titanic Quarter and the Obel Tower reflect an influx of new employment opportunities for people seeking jobs in Belfast.
The renewed creative spirit in Belfast also means that there are lots of jobs in web development, web design and graphic design. Telecommunications engineers can have their pick of jobs in Belfast. As the commercial and tourism hub of Northern Ireland, Belfast also offers lots of positions in business management, community management, communications and PR.
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