Find quality of life and work in Northern Ireland
Updated: Jan 31
Northern Ireland provides you with the choice of living and working in a city, large town or in coastal and country areas whilst commuting to and from work. Shorter distances between urban to countryside living ensure that your daily commute could be much shorter and more enjoyable than your current travel arrangement.
With 4 airports and only a few hours to Dublin in the south of Ireland, Northern Ireland has become a hub of activity and a major central destination.
Tourism & Lifestyle
Recent figures are indicative of a cultural shift in our society wanting employment opportunities closer to home in order to experience what our province has to offer. Tourism Ireland wants to grow overseas tourism revenue to £658 million according to a new 3 year plan announced. Over the next 3 years the number of visitors expected to visit Northern Ireland will increase to 2.57 million. The exciting news highlights that Tourism Ireland is targeting an 15% growth in overseas revenue for the north of Ireland, after a hugely successful 2018/19 where the province saw a 3% increase in visitors compared to the previous year.
Revenue generated by international visitors is expected to be £570 million pounds, helping to sustain 65,000 jobs across Northern Ireland and generate new employment opportunities for our indigenous population returning to our shores and wanting to take advantage of the work and lifestyle opportunities Northern Ireland now has to offer. Belfast and Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast were rated world’s best region to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet, and the positive press around visiting the country is having a huge impact on not only the profile of the region but on people’s priorities in their working lives.
Your salary will go further
When we compare ourselves to other countries and cities, we realise that our salaries simply go further, from weekly grocery shops to property, your skills and expertise will generate more for yourself and your family if living in Northern Ireland. House prices in Northern Ireland are 40 % lower than the UK average, according to the latest housing and economic outlook published by Property-Pal in October 2019.
The report shows that there are more than 80 locations in Northern Ireland where median property prices are under £100,000 with the median house price standing at £134,200 overall.
We asked our Riada Business Manager Gary Thompson to give us his view ...
"Meeting the demands of business in the 21st century requires more than excellent qualifications... our clients want experience, knowledge, proven track records, drive and enthusiasm and that’s just to get an interview. Standards are high in Northern Ireland but we have lots of great opportunities, if you are only thinking of moving here give me a call...