Culture and Lifestyle
Waterford has changed considerably over the last few years: new hotels, wine bars and nightclubs, great Indian, Thai and Italian restaurants and a recent refurbishment of the historic Viking Triangle honouring Waterford’s rich 1,100 year heritage. We offer the opportunity and benefit of working in a great location with an unrivalled quality of life in Ireland’s oldest city. Close to breathtaking mountain views and coastal beaches, Waterford is an energetic and vibrant city. If you are interested in a better lifestyle, whether immediately or in the future, then apply today, as we are always interested in hearing from you.
To find out more information on what to do and see in the Waterford area please visit www.waterfordtourism.org.
Beaches and activities
A playground for golf, equestrian, walking, angling, water sports and cycling enthusiasts, Waterford has it all. The Waterford coastline is dotted with popular beaches such as Tramore and Annestown, which are both great for surfing. In addition, there is the Copper Coast which includes beaches such as Bunmahon, Stradbally and Clonea, all of which are within a 30 minute drive from Waterford City.
The flow of traffic from Waterford City to the Sun Life Financial offices in the IDA Industrial estate has been greatly improved to help with a stress-free commute. This means the average commute to Sun Life Financial from most residential areas in Waterford City is approximately 25 minutes. Also, with access to Waterford via the suspension bridge over the River Suir, commuting from surrounding counties such as Kilkenny and Wexford is virtually effortless. In addition, public transport and private parking allow Sun Life employees to commute everyday ensuring less time and money spent on driving.
Education opportunities in Waterford
Waterford Institute of Technology is growing every year. Student numbers are on the increase, the choice of day and evening courses is vast. In addition there is a new State-of-the-Art Information Technology centre. We at Sun Life have been working closely with WIT over the years to develop a Higher Diploma for Business Systems Analysis and more recently a Masters in Enterprise Business Systems to help our IT professionals to update their skills and support their career progression.
Accommodation in Waterford
An ample selection of city centre or suburban housing and apartment developments are available. These offer excellent value to those who are relocating from other major cities in Ireland. Good quality rental accommodation is plentiful and at very reasonable costs. Please refer to the price chart for comparisons.