Chat with us, powered by LiveChat
The UK Careers Fair logo
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
exhibit with usget a ticket

Living and Working in Glasgow

Joanna Clare

Glasgow is a city situated on what is classed as Scotland's western lowlands and is a port city, on the banks of the River Clyde which leads into the Atlantic Ocean. It is the largest city within Scotland and lies within the county of Lanarkshire.

Having an oceanic climate, Glasgow can be predisposed towards cold and wet winters and cooler summers but of course, one can never fully predict the weather forecast.

Glasgow can be traced back to around the sixth century and was a successful market place then later on prospered in trade, especially coal, cloth, tobacco, sugar and rum. More developments arrived in the time of the Industrial Revolution. Coal, iron, chemicals, linens, glass, soap and paper were all being produced and with a strong emphasis on ship building and locomotive construction, this further enhanced productivity.

Nowadays, modern Glasgow has a totally different economic story and leading industries include financial, education, software and digital, research, healthcare, creative, life sciences, marine, hospitality, technology, transport and communications. Traditional shipbuilding, engineering and construction are still to this day focused around the port. Major businesses are being attracted to Glasgow due to the committed workforce, the diverse and exciting city, digital connectivity and the increasing economic and dynamic progression.

A diverse and prosperous city, ambitious Glasgow has been predicted for significant growth this year and moves towards its targets of net zero carbon, attaining the most inclusive major economy and most advanced economy in the UK.

The esteemed  University of Glasgow which dates back centuries, attracts students from over 140 different countries and offers some of the broadest ranges of courses in the UK. You can also choose either the nearby University of Strathclyde or the Glasgow Caledonian University which are both fantastic places to study and excel in your chosen field.

Voted ‘best city break’ of last year, there are so many things to see and do in Glasgow. When it comes to shopping, there's an exciting mix of high street brands, independent stores and quirky, stylish markets selling everything from hand crafted candles to seasonal fruit and vegetables that have been locally sourced. The same can be said for eating out whether you want to relax in an old pub steeped in tradition, enjoy a plant based or vegetarian feast (Glasgow boasts that it is one of the world's most vegan friendly cities) or simply grab a quick and tasty lunch on the go.

Set within a rich splendour of exceptional Victorian architecture, Glasgow has a huge array of museums and galleries. For something different, visit the Necropolis or enjoy a sample of whisky at the Glengoyne Distillery then afterwards take a gentle walk around the Glasgow Botanic Gardens. The beautiful medieval Glasgow Cathedral which has been welcoming congregations for more than eight hundred years is also well worth a visit.

Whether it is luxurious modern open plan living or the feeling of stepping back in time with an older property and even perhaps a little further afield from the city itself, there is so much variety. Average properties are around £200,000 and the cost of living is considerably cheaper than other parts of the UK.

The UK Careers Fair, the leading provider of Recruitment Events, Career Fairs and Job Fairs in the United Kingdom, will be holding an event in Glasgow on Thursday 13th October at Hampden Park, between the times of 10am - 2pm. Looking for a Job or Career in Glasgow? Our events are free to attend, register for a free ticket!

Upcoming Events

Check out our full and comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Exeter Careers Fair
February 8, 2023
Bristol Careers Fair
February 9, 2023
Southampton Careers Fair
February 10, 2023
Brighton Careers Fair
February 15, 2023
Middlesbrough Careers Fair
February 16, 2023
Reading Careers Fair
February 16, 2023
Liverpool Careers Fair
February 17, 2023
Newcastle Careers Fair
February 22, 2023
York Careers Fair
February 23, 2023
Northampton Careers Fair
February 24, 2023
Truro Careers Fair
March 1, 2023
Taunton Careers Fair
March 2, 2023
Cambridge Careers Fair
March 8, 2023
Newport Careers Fair
March 8, 2023
Wrexham Careers Fair
March 9, 2023
Bath Careers Fair
March 10, 2023
Belfast Careers Fair
March 10, 2023
Lincoln Careers Fair
March 15, 2023
Colchester Careers Fair
March 16, 2023
Edinburgh Careers Fair
March 16, 2023
Glasgow Careers Fair
March 17, 2023
Swansea Careers Fair
March 23, 2023
Cardiff Careers Fair
March 24, 2023
Portsmouth Careers Fair
March 24, 2023
Bolton Careers Fair
March 29, 2023
Swindon Careers Fair
March 29, 2023
Sheffield Careers Fair
March 30, 2023