Allen & Overy recruiting 50 staff in Belfast

Allen & Overy is recruiting up to 50 new staff members to Belfast teams that underpin its global IT services, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

The international law firm is hosting a recruitment evening at its Belfast office next Thursday as it seeks 30 new IT staff and 20 workers in HR, marketing and business support.

Ciaran McCallion, head of human resources at the firm, said the Belfast office “plays a critical role in our business and underpins the way we deliver services to our clients and teams across the globe”.

Mr McCallion added: “We now employ over 500 people here, which makes Belfast our second largest office by headcount.”

The firm has said its Belfast office is “critical” to a major new IT project which will “deliver a suite of leading-edge tools to Allen & Overy’s network of 44 offices worldwide”.

The firm added: “This project alone will see more than 30 people join Allen & Overy on 12-month contracts with opportunities to travel within its international network.”