New data from the world’s largest job site, Indeed has shown that the number of British and Europeans searching for financial sector jobs in Ireland has dramatically increased.
Job searches from the UK for senior financial sector roles in Ireland rocketed in the eight week period after the Brexit vote. UK based job search for ‘auditor’ roles located in Ireland increased by (55%) during this time.
Likewise, job search for accountant (46%), finance manager (36%), finance analyst (50%), finance controller (20%) and trader (38%) all surged.
Furthermore, Europeans uncertain on their rights to work in the UK are also considering Ireland as an alternative destination. Job search from Europeans looking for work in Ireland surged for key financial sector roles including finance director (196%), auditor (89%) and trader (62%).
Commenting on the research, Indeed EMEA Economist, Mariano Mamertino says, "Our research reveals that financial sector professionals are increasingly considering Ireland as an attractive place to work, most likely because of the uncertainties around Brexit. Ireland is seen as a natural alternative to the UK by jobseekers, because it is an English speaking country, with a flexible labour market and has one of the strongest growing economies in Europe."
He added, “Indeed’s data highlights Ireland’s opportunity to attract international talent. Addressing bottlenecks in housing, commercial space and infrastructure are essential to ensure Ireland remains competitive in the global war for talent.”