Our people and skills

We’ve got talent

5 reasons Scotland has the skills you need

  1. Scotland has one of the highest concentration of universities in Europe
  2. Five Scottish universities are ranked in the top 200 according to the 2018 Times Higher Education rankings – that puts them amongst the top 1% globally
  3. Our research is changing the world - 86% of Scottish research submitted to the Research Excellence Framework for 2014 was judged to have ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact
  4. Over 50% of our working population has further education
  5. Scotland’s universities produce spin-outs at a dizzying rate – in fact, more companies are formed based on university research here than any other part of the UK

Why Spire chose Scotland

Skilled talent was one of the top reasons this Californian satellite-based data company set up in Glasgow.

“In terms of character, work ethic and passion for what they do, we have found the people that we have been able to attract in Scotland to be absolutely world-class.” - Peter Platzer, CEO of Spire

How Hewlett Packard built a skilled team in Scotland

When Hewlett Packard was struggling to find staff with the skills that it needed to deliver to its clients, it turned to Scotland.

Chris Gough explains how locating Hewlett Packard's Enterprise Services operations in Scotland was the logical choice due to easy access to local talent and resources.

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