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Magherafelt, Northern Ireland Employment Information

Magherafelt Overview Magherafelt is a small town located in the centre of Northern Ireland in the country of ...

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Magherafelt Overview

Magherafelt is a small town located in the centre of Northern Ireland in the country of Londonderry. At the last census of 2001, it had a population of approximately 8,300. Despite its small size, however, Magherafelt plays an important position in the social, economic and political activities of the county, meaning jobs in Magherafelt provide interesting opportunities for the local population, as well as those interested in moving to the area. The town is perhaps best known for its association with the late poet Seamus Heaney, and the main tourist attractions are tours offering fascinating insights into the poet's life, twentieth-century political history and the beautiful surrounding countryside. The cost of living in Magherafelt is another inducement to live in the area; food and restaurant prices are approximately 6 percent lower than mainland UK. Property prices are also low; a three-bedroom bungalow in Magherafelt, for example, costs approximately £88,000. Local residents report that Magherafelt is a pleasant town offering a good quality of life.

Magherafelt Job Opportunities

Jobs in Magherafelt and the surrounding areas are varied and include positions such as systems engineers and production managers, with IT jobs also being an option. The Mid Ulster Hospital is located in Magherafelt and offers many opportunities for jobs Magherafelt in the health service, such as doctors, nurses, porters, cleaners and various administrative positions. Teachers and teaching assistants might be able to find positions among the town's seven primary schools and five secondary schools. Magherafelt is located in the heart of agricultural Northern Ireland and offers plenty of jobs related to the farming industry, as well as forest conservation jobs. There is a big food processing plant on the outskirts of the town and various other light industry and manufacturing outlets.

Employment Trends in Magherafelt

In 2015, only 3.9 percent of the working population were registered as unemployed, which is lower than the national rate of 5.9%. Magherafelt's central position makes it possible to commute to the towns of Antrim and Ballymena and Derry, Northern Irelands, second largest city.

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