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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

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

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    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.