Ireland is still one of the best countries in the world to work and study in. There are many reasons to work and study in Ireland. Our little country boasts some of the friendliest people in the world, incredible scenery, a cultured and exciting capital and of course the best drink in the world – Guinness!
Together with our students we have compiled a list of 5 reasons to work and study in Ireland.
We hope you like it!
# 1 – Our Capital City, Dublin
Dublin is one of Europe’s most diverse, friendly and welcoming cities. It regularly lists as a top location to visit and is often included on various sites as one of the top friendliest cities in the world.
It’s a small city which makes it easy to navigate and is crammed full of restaurants with food from around the world, weekly musical and cultural events, a vibrant nightlife and famous sights as Trinity College, the Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar, Dublin’s Cultural Quarter.
# 2 – Our Culture
Ireland is world famous for such significant cultural icons as U2, Guinness, Oscar Wilde and of course, St. Patrick.
A visit to our wonderful country will reveal that there is lots more to Ireland to enjoy.
Ireland has one of the best live music scenes in Europe, our art & design industry is constantly at the forefront of global trends and we have a young and innovative population making it one of the most fulfilling places to work and study.
# 3 – Our Economy
Our economy has been growing faster than the US and China and has the fastest growth rate in the whole of the EU.
It is predicted that our economy will continue to grow between 3% – 4% annually.
# 4 – Career Prospects
Most of the worlds’ top brands and corporations are based in Ireland with such leading companies as Google, Facebook, Apple, Linkedin, Airbnb and Paypal all basing their European headquarters in Dublin.
Our unemployment rates are also below 10% and Ireland is emerging as one of the best locations to find quality, long-term employment in Europe.
Ireland also introduced a new option for postgraduates, allowing international postgraduates to stay two years after finishing their degree to work full time.
# 5 – Our Schools
Last but not least, Ireland has some of the best language schools in Europe with a diverse mix of students from around the world.
A total of 119,000 students learned English in Ireland in 2016 and language learners came from a record 101 countries.
Strict government regulations also dictate that schools must maintain a high level of quality with fully qualified teachers, maximum class sizes of 15 students and professional academic departments.