Vibrant technology and marketing scene

The city has gone through many changes over recent years, and it now has one of the fastest growing economies in the country.

With an emerging vibrant technology and marketing scene, Belfast is a great place to start your career; and with beautiful countryside and mountains just outside the city, it offers the perfect work-life balance.

Belfast City Hall

Working in Belfast

Whether you want to work in PR, content, SEO, social media, PPC – or just as a generalist digital marketer, there are so many opportunities in Belfast.

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To succeed in digital marketing, it pays off to specialise. Try your hand at different disciplines within digital marketing such as SEO, PPC, social media, email marketing - you name it. Find out what you enjoy the most, and then specialise in that discipline. Generalists are a dime a dozen, whereas true specialists are rare.

Barry Adams, Polemic Digital

I applied for a Digital PR role at Glaze Digital, who saw potential in me from the relevant work I had taken on during university. Stepping into a purely marketing role provided a steep learning curve, but it was easier to manage with my team to teach me tips and tricks to the job. I would advise graduates starting out in the industry to find as much experience as they can - in content creation, running social media pages. It all counts towards helping you stand out.

Laura McLoughlin, Glaze Digital

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Living in Belfast

A bustling city with a rich and varied history, surrounded by vast countryside, Belfast really is a great place to live. 

One of the best things about it? It’s one of the most cost-effective UK cities – in fact, it’s in our top 5 cheapest cities to live; 12.5% cheaper than Birmingham, 16% cheaper than Edinburgh, and a huge 158% cheaper than London!

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Average cost of a one bed flat (monthly rent)

£651.88 (city centre)
£450 (outside city centre)

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*stats from Numbeo

Things to do in Belfast

Bedlam Paintball

Bedlam Paintball Belfast

9 Donegall Square N, Belfast BT1 5GJ

Botanical Gardens

Belfast Botanical Gardens

College Park, Botanic Avenue, BT7 1LP

Belfast Zoo

Belfast Zoological Gardens

Antrim Rd, Belfast, Newtownabbey BT36 7PN

Bert's Jazz Bar

Bert’s Jazz Bar

The Merchant Hotel, 16 Skipper Street, Belfast, BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland

C.S. Lewis Square

C. S. Lewis Square

402 Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 1HH, Northern Ireland

Escape Rooms

Escape Rooms Belfast

33 Church Lane, Belfast BT1 4QN

Giant's Causeway

Game of Thrones and Giant’s Causeway Day Tour

McCombs Coach Travel & Tours, 22-32 Donegall Rd, Belfast BT12 5JN, UK

HMS Caroline

HMS Caroline

Alexandra Dock, Queens Rd, Belfast BT3 9DT

Kaffe O

Kaffe O

411 Ormeau Road, Belfast, BT7 3GP

Let's Go Hydro

Let’s Go Hydro

Knockbracken Reservoir, 1 Mealough Rd, Carryduff, Belfast, BT8 8GB

St George's Market

St. George’s Market

May Street, Belfast BT1 1NN, Northern Ireland


Streamvale Open Farm

38 Ballyhanwood Road, Belfast BT5 7SN, Northern Ireland

National Grande Cafe

The National Grande Cafe Belfast

62 High Street, Belfast, BT1 2BE

Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast

1 Olympic Way, Queen's Road BT3 9EP

Ulster Museum

Ulster Museum

Botanic Ct, Belfast, BT9 5AB

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