Ireland

If languages aren’t your strong point, then Ireland has got a clear advantage for you. With a population of only 3.5 million, Ireland still has many unspoilt areas. This means most people settle in the cities so jobs are often limited to cities of Dublin and Cork.

The closest country to the west of Ireland is the United States of America! This has made Ireland popular with American companies to set up European subsidiaries here. These huge foreign investments have lead to shortages on work force in Finance and Accounting.

Plenty of jobs are also going in bars and pubs. Work is easily picked up by knocking door to door or casually picking up a conversation with the manager. Unlike other countries Irish take bar work as a proper profession and bar managers pay relatively decent wages (£6-£11). Restaurants and other catering places are also looking for enthusiastic staff. Turnover is high and managers often take on extra staff during peak periods. Door to door knocking can get you the job here as well but agencies can also do the hard work for you.

Chefs are particularly in short supply. Knowing several languages can speed up finding yourself a job. In summer vacancies rise by as much as 10.000 and this figure is expected to increase every year. Tour companies will often give you training on the job. City tours, festivals and other big events like to hire well-travelled guides.

Ireland’s economy is one of the fastest growing economies in Europe. With a growth rate of around 8% Ireland is also known as the “Celtic tiger”.

Time your stay in Ireland effectively. During the spring and summer months Ireland is flooded with tourist and hotels and guesthouses thrive with business. The rest of the year weather will keep travellers away.