Milburn Lewis are specialists in sourcing global talent in professional services. We provide recruitment and executive search solutions to the world’s largest accountancy firms, and to global and boutique consulting firms. Our focus areas are Audit, Financial Advisory, Risk Advisory, Technology and Tax.
One of the key locations in which we recruit is Dublin, the capital city of the Republic of Ireland. We have successfully completed many recruitment projects there and assisted a large number of professionals to make the move to Dublin. This includes people relocating from UK, South Africa, USA, Canada, Portugal, Russia, Pakistan and New Zealand…
Dublin offers an internationally diverse culture with 12.7% of the population of 1.4 million being non-Irish nationals (The Central Office Statistics for 2019) and a thriving economy, with GDP growth of 5% in 2019.
Ireland has a modern knowledge economy, one that focuses on services and high-tech industries and dependent on trade, industry, and investment. With the likes of Google, Facebook, AirBnB, PayPal, Indeed, Microsoft, LinkedIn, eBay and Twitter having all established EMEA HQs in the city, it has earned the nickname of “Silicon Docks” and the “Silicon Valley of Europe”.
The recent and anticipated growth in Ireland means that the Big 4 firms are all investing heavily in their Irish businesses not only in Dublin but also in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford. Firms outside of the Big 4 are also experiencing substantial success with Grant Thornton being the fastest growing professional services firm in Ireland.
We are regularly asked about work life balance. While it is very difficult to quantify, the feedback we have from professionals who have relocated to Ireland has been overall very positive and a real attraction for many people. Dublin is often referred to as the cultural epicentre of Ireland due to its diverse population, festivals, bars, restaurants, and museums.
The size and easy access to all of the country, the overall genial nature of the population, growth in economy, a good education and public health system are all reasons people enjoy living and working in Ireland.
Ireland is a member of the European Union therefore citizens of EU member countries do not require a visa or work permit in order to travel, reside, or gain employment in Ireland. People from outside of European countries who we have supported in gaining new roles in Ireland have been guided by their respective new HR teams for visa requirements and applications.
In summary Dublin can offer fantastic opportunities to work with an impressive roster of multinational clients based in a city that is compact enough to explore by public transport, diverse enough to engage with a broad variety of individuals and historic enough to offer even the most experienced business professional or seasoned traveller new experiences. The cost of living is high in Dublin but so is the quality of life, salaries, and opportunities for career advancement.
If you would be interested in exploring a move to Ireland please get in touch with one of the team at Milburn Lewis to arrange a discussion.