Education and Healthcare

Education System

Northern Ireland boasts the best academic performance in the UK with over 60% of school leavers going on to university or college. Whether you are thinking about raising a family, or considering extending your own personal qualifications, Northern Ireland offers fantastic educational opportunities.

Northern Ireland’s education system is also among the best performing in Europe with two world leading universities, Queen’s University of Belfast and Ulster University, at the forefront – as well as an extensive network of further education colleges who provide vocational and academic training for those seeking to broaden their skills.

Northern Ireland is highly regarded for its research and development accomplishments within multiple fields, with Almac at the heart of these achievements. As well as pharmaceuticals, Northern Ireland continues to lead the way in numerous areas such as, astrophysics, software development and aerospace.


Being part of the UK ensures that residents in Northern Ireland have access to the National Health Service. This service provides free healthcare to all EU citizens. Registering with a local doctor is simple as long as you bring your European Health Insurance Card. This card will provide you with full access to local support or more serious attention at one of the many hospitals in Northern Ireland.

As well as the free services offered by the NHS, Northern Ireland also offers excellent standards of private healthcare. Facilities are available at the Ulster Independent Clinic, Kingsbridge Hospital or Hillsborough Private Clinic.

In addition to this, everyone at Almac can avail of the Westfield Healthcare benefit which reimburses the cost of dental treatment, optical care and professional therapy treatments. Upgrade options and family cover are also available at an additional cost.

For more information on healthcare:
National Health Service (Public Healthcare)
Private Healthcare

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