Belfast Telegraph

Recruitment study names Belfast 'call centre capital'

By Clare Weir

Belfast is the best place in the UK to find a job in a call centre and the third best for those seeking a job in IT, according to new findings.

Call centre posts are more readily available in Belfast than anywhere else with the city having three times as many jobs in the industry than the national average.

According to job search website Adzuna, engineering, computing, and sales and marketing are showing the strongest demand for jobs nationally, while London is the top city for the recruitment of estate agents and secretaries.

Andrew Hunter of Adzuna said: "Policymakers should take note of where the jobs are being created and make sure that people are being trained in the right skills in the right locations."

Looking at available posts and the number of unemployed in 50 locations, researchers were able to put together the study to highlight the competition for jobs across the UK. Hull emerged as the toughest place to secure a job with a staggering 80 jobless for every available vacancy while Stoke-on-Trent was second with 72 people unemployed for each advertised post.

Aberdeen in Scotland was found to be the easiest place to find work, with fewer than one unemployed person for every available job.


Number of locations examined in the Adzuna study