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Working In Scotland

Scotland the brave; bonnie Scotland; the Highlands, and the Lochs. Whenever we think of Scotland it conjures up all of these name tags in a rich tapestry of imagery. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful regions of the UK, with a proud heritage and a strong sense of self. To live and work here in gainful employment is a dream that many job seekers share, both those already resident, and those just awaiting for the right opportunity to “up sticks” and relocate. 

In economic terms, Scotland was a strong economic force in the world, well known for its expertise in manufacturing and ship building. The discovery of North Sea Oil and Gas off its shores gave the Scottish industry a massive stimulus. But with the gradual decline of its limited natural resources, together with the steady emergence of other nations who have now become the world’s major manufacturers, Scotland has had to work hard to redefine and reshape its economy.

Tourism is of course a major tour de force of the economy, and the tourist industry alone contributes a massive £4 million per annum towards the overall total. The majority of tourists come from other regions within the UK, with visitors from the USA forming the second largest majority, and the Germans and French following closely behind. They flock here to see the famous Highlands, Loch Ness, the beautiful cities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen, the home of blended and single malt Scotch Whiskies, and to play golf at world class of resorts like Gleneagles.

To support the tourist industry, the leisure and hospitality employment sector is active all year round, and job hunters can register with agencies such as Reed Hospitality of Aberdeen who are active in this sector of the employment market.

One of the largest employment sectors in Scotland is the public sector, where nearly 600,000 people (27% of the working population) are employed in local government, support services and healthcare. The public sector infrastructure has been skilfully developed and produces plenty of opportunities for job seekers looking for employment in this sought after niche. The market is served via a first class network of recruitment agencies including the likes of Family Circle Employment, and Kelly Services.

The Oil and Gas industries are still significant employers, especially around the Aberdeen area. In fact this area is where the top remuneration jobs are to be found. As Scotland’s manufacturing base has slowly diminished, the service sector has been steadily growing and is now the majority employer in the private sector. There are a wealth of excellent recruitment specialists working this particular marketplace, all accessible online, including Eden Scott, and Search Recruitment Consultancy Glasgow.

Many job seekers have decided to relocate to this wonderful part of the UK to improve their quality of life and to gain good employment prospects. It really can be a life changing experience.

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