Pick from a range of interesting facts and detailed information about Scotland and the Scottish people.
Scotland is known the world over as a place of history and heritage as well as cutting edge art and culture
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Live & Workin Scotland
Key information on the practical aspects of moving to Scotland and where to get advice. Plus read about the experiences of people who have moved to Scotland from all over the world.
Scotland is renowned across the globe for its rich culture and heritage, and its contribution to the world past and present. From its thriving contemporary arts and music scene to its achievements in industry, medicine, science, law and literature, Scotland's story is one of immense achievement
World-renowned Scottish workforce
Talented, skilled, hard working and creative in everything we do. These are just a few of the key factors that have led to a Scottish workforce that is envied across the world. And in every Scottish industry, from people-based hospitality and tourism to pioneering computing gaming and cutting-edge scientific laboratories, you’ll discover the Scottish workforce has the same high levels of professionalism and dedication.
Education really does matter
Scotland’s education system is internationally renowned and gives rise to a motivated workforce. Our country also has an impressive number of university and doctoral research graduates, each contributing to an increasingly better educated and skilled population.
In addition, there is a growing emphasis on the vocational skill-sets of our children and school leavers and, as a result, entrepreneurialism thrives. There are many examples of Scots who have created globally successful businesses, including Sir Tom Hunter, David Ogilvy and Belinda Robertson.
Why work in Scotland?
• The highest employment rate of the UK’s four countries
• Highly regulated good working practices and conditions that safeguard employees
• High staff retention rates
• Accessible on-going education for all ages and languages
• Wide spectrum of industry opportunities, and at many different levels
• Rewards for motivation and hard work.
Why invest in Scotland?
• Skilled and educated workforce
• Established clusters of talent.
• Ready pool of skilled labour in numerous key industry sectors
• A workforce with a strong track record of creativity, ingenuity and invention.
• A commitment to economic growth.