The Dublin financial services recruitment landscape - November 2017

It’s been three months since I last reported on the financial services (FS) recruitment landscape in Dublin and what was impacting at ground level and within the broader FS industry and overall economy.

The good news is it’s clear to see that the positive news in August continued into September and October not only for the financial services industry but for the wider economy. The CSO reported that employment has increased by 2.4% in the last year.

More and more companies are deciding to make Ireland their home. IDA have reported that over a dozen companies have chosen to set up in Ireland post Brexit already this year.

Matheson reported that Brexit will make Ireland more attractive to businesses looking to set up in Europe. This is already proving to be the case as the IDA also reported that over a dozen companies have chosen to set up in Ireland post Brexit. 

Our Morgan McKinley monthly Employment Monitor shows a 9% increase in hiring compared to last year with financial services continuing to be a main player amongst these hires. Permanent roles across all levels have continued to come onto the recruitment market coupled with a slight increase in short-term temporary assignments as companies take on more staff to support on projects and ensure the delivery of the BAU teams remains consistent. Also more financial institutions are setting up support functions across Ireland and what comes with that is the requirement for strong all-rounders with a diverse skill set across multiple jurisdictions. 

The last three months of the year are always an interesting time in recruitment. Job seekers tend to slow down their search whilst some companies put more urgency on getting the right hires in before the end of the financial year and before new budgets are released. Those candidates not tied into year-end bonuses are certainly at an advantage at this time of the year. 

Here’s just a few of the temporary and permanent roles we have available in November. 


Why wait until the New Year for that new challenge, take advantage and get ahead of the crowd by securing that role before you start enjoying the Christmas festivities!

Contact me via my details below for an informative and confidential conversation about how we can assist you with your next career move.

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Chief Operations Officer Ireland
gfitzgerald@premiergp.com