Work in Edinburgh


Looking forward to work in Edinburgh? Find, in this article, all that you need to know about the capital city's economy and labor market.

Every year, many foreign nationals choose to live and work in Edinburgh, the Scottish capital city. As a young and dynamic city, Edinburgh provides various opportunities to foreign professionals in different fields It also holds a great historical, natural and cultural heritage which you will be delighted to discover during your stay. So why not turn to Edinburgh if you dream of working in Scotland?

 Good to know:

According to the National Records of Scotland (NRS), Edinburgh's population, comprising 482,640 inhabitants in 2012, should reach 618,978 inhabitants in 2037.


Being the Scottish capital city, Edinburgh's is also known to be one of the most productive regions in the UK. In fact, many companies, entrepreneurs and start-ups have set up across the city over the years.

Note that Edinburgh's economy mainly relies on the following: financial services, technology, software, creative industries, natural sciences, retail, tourism, food, transports, as well as education. You can thus try your luck in any of these sectors if you have the required qualifications and skills, and or course, ambition to succeed.

Find a job

Expatriates living in Edinburgh claim that waiter and salesmen jobs are easily available. In fact, job vacancies are directly advertised on the spot.

In the case of high profile jobs, consider sending spontaneous job applications to companies operating across the country. However, it is best to be on the spot so that you can meet and discuss with employers. You can also seek the assistance of recruitment agencies.

Indeed, you can find professional agencies all around the capital city. These can definitely help you in finding the ideal job according to your profile more rapidly.

In all cases, even if you are not yet in the country, your employer may request for a Skype Interview. Find more information in the article Work in Scotland.

 Useful links: – Work in Edinburgh Forum – Jobs in Edinburgh 
Edinburgh Directory
Agency Central
My Job Scotland

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