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Work in Scotland

Scotland is the place to take your career to the next level, with businesses from start-ups to global giants. Before you make the move, check our practical information about visas, working practices and benefits.

Why choose Scotland?

  • Great opportunities across a range of industries
  • A growing business ecosystem, with room to grow and move
  • Exciting companies doing world-leading work
  • An emphasis on work-life balance
  • Great people, food, culture and a beautiful landscape
  • World-class healthcare and education systems

Real life stories from people like you

Hear from people like you, who moved their lives to Scotland in search of exciting careers and rewarding lifestyles. They’ve come from all over the world to work in a range of different sectors – from digital and technology, to sciences, space, engineering and even textiles. 

Growing your career in Scotland

  • Finding a job in Scotland

    Find out where to look for jobs, what the application and interview process is like, and how to make sure your qualifications are suitable.

  • Career opportunities

    What opportunities are there to develop your career in Scotland? Find out more about the exciting sectors in Scotland and where your skills might be needed.

  • Companies in Scotland

    Who's already in Scotland? Find out more about the exciting companies that are based here who could be looking for your skills.

  • Visas to work in Scotland

    Not sure what your visa options are or whether your family needs one too? We cover all the basics to help you get started.

  • Working practices and benefits

    Bank holidays, paid leave, statutory sick pay, state pensions – not to mention all the over great benefits that many Scottish companies offer.

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  • Industry opportunities

    Scotland excels in a number of industry sectors thanks to our natural resources, our expertise and our focus on innovation.

  • Our global offices

    Got a question about working or recruiting in Scotland? Want to get specialised support from someone in your country? We can help.

  • Our people and skills

    Scotland has the people and skills you need to take your business to the next level. Over 50% of our working population have higher education.