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India is one of the countries supplying Ireland with talent to fill tech jobs. Image via Meena Kadri/Flickr.

Tech jobs in Ireland draw talent from India

16 Jul 2015

In the Trading Places series, speaks to talented people from around the world about their experiences of leaving home for tech jobs in Ireland.

More than  700 IT and tech jobs were announced on during the last week of June, an almost overwhelming end to a month that saw more than 1,100 jobs announced in total.

But who can fill them?

Recent months have brought many questions and discussions about the skills gap Ireland is currently experiencing.

As the big players in tech increasingly turn to Ireland as a home for European hubs and headquarters, the sheer wealth of jobs on offer falls out of step with the number of people available to fill them.

As a result, many companies look elsewhere to find the talent to swell their ranks.

India is one of the countries supplying Ireland with people skilled in the areas these companies require.

Those who have made the move from India to Ireland universally speak of the welcoming nature of the Irish people.

They also applaud the country’s natural beauty, its diverse communities where every culture and ethnicity is celebrated, the comfort of life in Ireland, the “striking similarities” between Irish and Indian culture, and the convenience of having Asian food stores nearby. One even calls his move to Ireland the “best decision I’ve ever made”.

To read the stories of those who have already moved from India, and who have enjoyed many successes in Ireland, simply swipe through the articles at the top of this page.

Looking for tech jobs in Ireland? Check out our Featured Employers section for information on companies hiring right now.

Indian flag image, via Meena Kadri/Flickr

Kirsty Tobin
By Kirsty Tobin

Kirsty Tobin served as careers editor of Silicon Republic from 2015 up to August 2017. When she was younger, she had a dream where she started and won a fight with a T-Rex, so she’s pretty sure she kicked butt at this, too. Passions include eating all the cake, watching more TV than is healthy and sassy comebacks.

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