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Support from TalentScotland

In partnership with Scottish Development International and other agencies, TalentScotland aims to encourage more talent into Scotland. Learn how TalentScotland can help talented individuals around the world find a job in Scotland, help move your business to Scotland or attract international talent to an existing Scottish business.

What do we do?

  • Help talented individuals

    around the world find jobs in Scotland.

  • Help overseas businesses and entrepreneurs

    settling in Scotland find and bring talent.

  • Help Scottish businesses

    attract and retain international talent.

How we can help if you're...

Choosing Scotland

If you’re still researching Scotland to decide if it’s the right place for you, you’ll find lots of information about living in Scotland on You’ll also find more information about the logistics of moving here.

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Working in Scotland

If you’ve decided Scotland is the right place for you, then we can’t wait to welcome you. You’ll find more information about finding a job, our working practices, what visas you’ll need, where to find companies and more right here on the Scottish International Development website.

Working in Scotland

Real life stories

If you want to speak to someone who’s already made the move to Scotland, we can help. Listen to stories from our Talent Ambassadors – people like you who have made the move to Scotland to grow their careers. If you’d like to speak to any of them directly to hear their experiences or ask questions, just get in touch and we’ll make sure to connect you.

Read our real life stories

If you’re an overseas business looking to set up in Scotland, Scottish Development International already provides lots of great information about the logistics involved. However, if you’re thinking of bringing employees with you, or want to hire international talent when you get here, we can help.

Setting up your business in Scotland 

Business visas 

Hiring international talent in Scotland 

Want to widen your search when it comes to hiring the right talent for your company? We can help you understand the logistics of hiring from overseas, how to check someone can legally work here, how the sponsorship process works, where to find talent and more.

Understanding the immigration and recruitment process 

Where to find talent 

Checking international qualifications 

Talent Ambassadors

Our Talent Ambassadors are people who have already made the move to Scotland. You can share their stories with the individuals you’re looking to recruit, to help convince them Scotland is the right place for them.

We can also put your potential new recruits in touch with Talent Ambassadors directly, so that they can share their experience in more detail.

Read our real life stories 

Get support from TalentScotland

Got a question about hiring talent, immigration, visas, sponsorship, or something else? Get in touch with our helpful team and we’ll let you know about the support we can offer.