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BIG DEMAND FOR STEM GRADUATE AND CAREER PROFESSIONALS IN NI

A recent article in the Belfast Telegraph (October 2014) made it very clear that a STEM-related career is a wise choice within Northern Ireland. If you are in education, a recent graduate or an experienced professional, exciting careers are evolving within the areas of science, technology, engineering and maths subjects.

Trading 11 years, Abacus has an established presence within several of these areas and works with many large (and export-led) companies. A sample of the key jobs repeatedly arriving with our team include:

  • Data Analysts
  • Embedded Engineers
  • Insurance / Actuarial / Risk roles
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Statistical Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Android Developer
  • SAP Analyst
  • Product Development Manager
  • Digital Marketing Analyst.

The growing demand in STEM professionals is explained by the rapidly impressive list of local employers with global customers. Many of the world’s leading global (employer) brands are enhancing their broad presence in Northern Ireland. Did you know that…

  • 1 in 5 computer drives has a part created in Northern Ireland by Seagate, based in Londonderry, Co Derry
  • 1 in 3 London buses is made in Northern Ireland by Wrightbus in Ballymena, County Antrim
  • 1 in 3 of the world’s aircraft seats are made in Northern Ireland by B/E Aerospace, Kilkeel, County Down
  • 40% of the world’s mobile stone crushing and gravel screening equipment is made in Northern Ireland, mainly near Dungannon, County Tyrone
  • 50% of the worldwide market for tyre pressure monitoring sensors is produced by Schrader Electronics, mostly from their factories in Antrim and Carrickfergus, County Antrim
  • Belfast is Europe’s leading destination city for software development and technical support investment
  • 1 in 4 of the world’s full scale marine energy prototypes have been developed, tested or manufactured in Northern Ireland.

As this is a very strongly area for job creation that is subject to ever-positive investment announcements via Invest Northern Ireland, it is safe to calculate that career opportunities exist regardless of your depth of professional experience. Key segments of the market include life and health sciences, ICT, agri-food, advanced materials and advanced engineering.

We are here to help so talk to the specialist team in Abacus Recruitment on +44 02890 313157.

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