Northern Ireland’s stunning capital city, Belfast, stands proud on the banks of the River Lagen. The remarkable city, which was once unnerved by tales of the Troubles now poses as an outstanding tourist hotspot for those seeking a traditional Irish knees-up or those wanting to embrace the areas with deep-rooted links to the Titanic. Having a population of 339,579 - according to 2018 figures - the candidate and client market for recruiters is promising. But what does the recruitment scene look like for Belfast-based candidates?
Top destination for graduate opportunities
Research from AdView ranked Belfast as the fifth most popular UK destination for graduate job opportunities. The metrics analysed areas such as population growth, number of businesses, employment rates, year-on-year wage growth, number of internships, graduate schemes and average wages spent on average rent. So, consultants recruiting within the area may find it easier to attract graduate talent if the city’s offering is already appealing enough.