Posted 03/29/2018 by Causeway Asset Management,
There are numerous benefits in locating your business in Belfast but many companies would rate the province’s young, educated and motivated talent pool as one of its top draws.
Businesses from all across the world are locating themselves in Belfast to make the most of this wide base of talent that spans an extensive range of industries. From web development to operations, finance to HR, one thing Belfast is not short on is expertise.
Belfast has bags of local talent and below are five reasons why local talent could benefit your business.
Quality and Quantity
Belfast is the number one global destination for financial technology (Fintec) investment, with more than 8,5000 people graduating annually from business related degrees from Belfast’s top two universities, Queen’s University and Ulster University.
Belfast’s universities are constantly evolving and aim high, producing future business leaders and world class specialists in a range of fields. Recent statistics from Belfast City Council have shown that the number of students achieving first class or upper second class honours degrees in Belfast is higher than most other UK cities and continues to rise.
Queen’s University is ranked in the top 1% of all universities around the world and is the UK’s leading university for intellectual property commercialization and both universities have internationally-recognised research centres and a reputation for producing top tier talent.
Young and vibrant work force
Belfast has one of the youngest and most highly qualified work forces in Europe. With an average age in Belfast of 36.6 years and a working age population of over 60% Belfast is vibrant and energetic place to work [and play]. The city’s hardworking young people are eager to learn and will add value where and when you need it.
Secure and solid results
Belfast is teaming with highest skilled, hard-working and loyal individuals. The city’s dedicated workers are keen to develop and produce work that is of the highest quality. Productivity is high in Belfast, with employees who are prepared to go the extra mile for their employers.
Salaries in Belfast are significantly lower than other leading cities, making it easier for businesses to recruit the right talent at affordable costs. Salaries in Belfast are 38% lower than London, 26% lower than Edinburgh and 23% lower than Manchester. With convenient travel from Belfast to these and other leading cities across UK and Europe via our two main airports and enterprise train service to Dublin, Belfast based staff can be where they’re needed when they’re required.
Belfast has been cited as one of the happiest cities in the UK, and its positivity doesn’t stop when the office door closes. Employers can expect a workforce that is trust-worthy, friendly and keen to collaborate.
This friendly grounding provides staff that are outgoing and thrive when meeting new people and building relationships with clients. The only thing better than the Belfast welcome?… The people you’ll meet once you’ve arrived.
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Declan Flynn or David McNellis
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