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Ireland's Booming Multilingual Industry

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As of 2021, we have experienced an increase in demand for multilingual candidates in Ireland.

In the Multi-Talent Hub of Cpl, our clients have continued to request multilingual professionals consistently, even throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

For some international companies, language competency is extremely important, often outweighing experience. There are great opportunities for young professionals who speak more than one language to kick-start their careers.

The low tax rate for companies and the highly educated workforce have helped Ireland become the European headquarters for some of the world’s top companies like Amazon, Twitter, Google, and Facebook.

Our current multilingual vacancies cover a wide range of experience levels, industries, and departments. We can see consistent demand for junior, senior, and management roles from clients in a wide range of different industries.

While all these roles require specific language proficiency, candidates must also have a good level of English as it is the main global business language.

Language Job Trends 2021

From our experience in the Multi-Talent Hub of Cpl, these are the most in-demand Language jobs in 2021:

The top 5 most in-demand languages in 2021 are:

  • German

  • French

  • Mandarin

  • Arabic

  • Japanese

Looking to the next step in your professional career? Check out our Cpl Salary Guide 2021.

If you speak a second language and want to know more about job opportunities in Ireland, get in touch, I'm happy to help!

This article was originally published in 2019 and has since been updated.