The multilingual sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in Ireland and according to IBEC it is expected to grow at a similar rate to the Irish economy in 2016.This is largely due to an increased presence in EMEA headquarters located across the country however many SMEs are now expanding and hiring multilingual professionals. The multilingual sector is a candidate driven market with a particular demand noticed in the DACH, Benelux and Nordic markets. However, companies are expanding to cover Asian languages such as Arabic, Hebrew, Russian and Japanese.
With approximately 15% of the Irish population identifying as ‘non-natives’, Ireland boasts a strong multilingual talent pool.  

The multilingual industry in Ireland is versatile, encompassing a variety of roles for all qualifications. Using broad terminology, the main groups that we hire for:

  • Customer care – providing support to customers of company products and services. Potential to grow to supervisor or training role
  • Technical support – Providing troubleshooting on IT issues both in-house and external customers 
  • Sales – This can be from telesales, field sales, and negotiation of contracts or business development.

Some of the languages we recruit for include the following:

  • German
  • Dutch
  • Swedish
  • Danish
  • Norwegian
  • Finnish
  • Russian
  • Polish
  • Turkish
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Greek
  • Portuguese

If you are searching for a new opportunity or looking to recruit talented multilingual professionals contact our dedicated multilingual team at Manpower Ireland.