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Working in Northern Ireland

Working in Northern Ireland

Always wanted to work in Northern Ireland? Why not make the capital city? – Belfast

You would be living in a city famous for its culture and beautiful landscape – it will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.

Here at Careertrotter we can help you find a language job in this beautiful country – the majority of our Northern Ireland Jobs are based in Belfast so sit back, relax and once you’ve finished here, don’t forget to check out our jobs in Belfast because one of them could be your ticket to your future.

So lets begin…

Somewhere to hang your hat:

When you are moving to Belfast you are lucky, lately Belfast was rewarded the least expensive city of the UK. Thanks to that, living in Belfast won’t cost you as much as it would be in most of the other bigger cities in the UK. It’s up to you how much you want to spend for your rent: Choosing to live outside of the city centre is always the cheaper option, but even in the city centre you can find reasonable prices. You can share an accommodation or just live on your own. Below we have a quick overview of the average monthly costs of renting in Belfast.

Range per month:                                                 Average price per month:

1 Bed Apartment (City Centre):                                         £450 - £675

1 Bed Apartment (Outside City Centre):                          £350 -£500        

3 Bed Apartment (City Centre):                                         £700 - £1100

3 Bed Apartment (Outside City Centre):                          £580 - £800

Somewhere to Save

Of course you will want somewhere to keep your well earned money safe so we've looked around and found out what you need to open your new bank account here in Northern Ireland. 

You will need to bring 2 forms of Identifcation, which could be:

  • Your Passport
  • Utility bill 

Note: If you are still looking for your new home you can bring your license instead.

Costs of living

As in every big city you have the choice between all the big supermarket chains in Belfast. Just to give an idea how much money you could probably spend for your groceries on a given month, we did some research for you. In the following you can see the average prices of the groceries you will likely need.

                 Milk (1Litre)                                        £0.98

                Potatoes (1Kg)                                     £0.86

                Eggs (12)                                                £2.14       

                White Bread                                         £1.00

                Pack of Cigarettes                              £8.50

                Beer                                                        £1.18

Public Transport

As in every big city the public transport is well structured, you have a choice between car, train, tram and bike. Living in the city centre you are always at an advantage as you are surrounded by all major stores, amenities and public services. However, even living just outside the city you will have very little difficulty in reaching your destination, public transport will help you get around. Having a car, or planning on getting one of course opens much more doors for you as you will be able to travel the length and breadth of the country. Just in case you are not keen on the driving we have of course gathered together all of the information that you would need if you are going to use Belfast’s public Transport system.

The prices of tickets are cheaper than you might think, a one way ticket is around £2.00 which is a very good deal if you ask us.

How can I get around?

We’ve answered that – take a look below

It’s not all work work work:

After a long and hard working day you are searching for a place you can spend your free time? Belfast has much to offer! If you are interested in culture, you can visit the titanic museum which gives a deep insight in the history of the titanic. For all people, who love adventuring, a trip to the carrick-a-red swing bridge definitely is a to-do. When you prefer to do something relaxed after a busy day at work, you can visit one of the many parks Belfast has to offer – the perfect place to leave your doubts behind.

Belfast has so much to offer, register today and start your own adventure with having a language job abroad in Belfast! 

Pssst don't forget we also have a German website - take a look & let us know what you think