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Living and Working in Glasgow

September 9, 2021
The UK Careers Fair

If you’re contemplating where you want to further your career, Scotland would be a fantastic choice. Glasgow, in particular, would be an excellent place to search for a position and employer. With an urban population of 2.5 million people, the city’s job market is always buzzing.

The landscape for workers in Glasgow has been consistently stable. The city has had a reputation of great traders and professionals, partially thanks to Port Glasgow. Formerly known solely for shipbuilding, this town area has become a commercial space for plenty of businesses.

The job opportunities aren’t limited to that port area alone, though. If you’re curious about what Glasgow has in store for your career, continue reading.

The Industry

Glasgow has several local and prominent businesses in different industries. For example, the Weir Group is a big name in the energy industry, while Clyde Bowers Capital is topping industrial investment. There are a lot of variations in the jobs and sectors that you can enter within Glasgow.

There is work available for industries like Creative Economy, Education and Tourism. However, the heart of Glasgow’s economy lies mostly in these five sectors:

  • Engineering

Perhaps as an influence of the shipbuilding industry, engineering and manufacturing industries come alive in Glasgow. There are plenty of positions on the job market when it comes to this industry.

  • Business

Business administration and management services also have a huge role in Glasgow’s economy. Many universities and colleges provide degrees and courses centred around entrepreneurship.

  • Finance

The finance and banking industry has become quite the contender in recent years, creating plenty of jobs in the area. It’s no wonder why Glasgow has been recognised as one of the top 20 financial centres in Europe.

  • Tech

IT-related jobs are abundant in almost every country in the world as we all shift to digital operations and processes. Glasgow is no exception as the tech industry continues to grow and open up doors for job seekers.

  • Healthcare

Even before the pandemic, the healthcare industry has always provided a considerable number of job opportunities to people. Notably, Glasgow’s landscape for medical professionals is highly regarded for its efficiency.

The Skills Training

Whether you want to develop your career further or just pick up some new skills to become a better tradesman and job applicant, Glasgow’s institutions and government offer plenty of programmes to strengthen the workforce.

The Glasgow Chamber of Commerce organised gatherings for skills training, where people learn something useful for the prominent industries within the city. Both private and government-funded schemes are available.

The Recruitment Events

If you don’t have any connections or networks in Glasgow yet, don’t let that stop you! Many recruitment events are organised so that job seekers can meet employers and managers from different industries.

For example, the Glasgow Careers Fair that will be organised by The UK Careers Fair is a great way to look up a new career and apply. Just remember to bring along certain requirements, certifications and licenses that will help you land the job.


Glasgow is filled to the brim with so many work opportunities, making it a complete hotspot for chances to land yourself employment. Whether you’re just seeking an entry-level position or desiring a leadership role, you’re sure to find something in this city.

The UK Careers Fair, the leading provider of recruitment events and career fairs in the United Kingdom, will be holding a job fair in Glasgow. Register for a free ticket!

Upcoming Events

Check out our full and comprehensive list of upcoming events in 2021.

Aberdeen Careers Fair
October 13, 2021
Edinburgh Careers Fair
October 14, 2021
Glasgow Careers Fair
October 15, 2021
Bournemouth Careers Fair
October 15, 2021
Liverpool Careers Fair
October 21, 2021
Manchester Careers Fair
October 22, 2021
Plymouth Careers Fair
October 27, 2021
Exeter Careers Fair
October 28, 2021
Reading Careers Fair
October 29, 2021
Newcastle Careers Fair
November 3, 2021
Carlisle Careers Fair
November 4, 2021
Southampton Careers Fair
November 5, 2021
Oxford Careers Fair
November 12, 2021
Belfast Careers Fair
November 19, 2021
Swansea Careers Fair
November 24, 2021
Cardiff Careers Fair
November 25, 2021
Portsmouth Careers Fair
November 26, 2021
Bristol Careers Fair
November 26, 2021
Leicester Careers Fair
February 9, 2022
York Careers Fair
February 17, 2022
Northampton Careers Fair
February 18, 2022
Sheffield Careers Fair
March 2, 2022
Ipswich Careers Fair
March 3, 2022
Nottingham Careers Fair
March 3, 2022
Cambridge Careers Fair
March 4, 2022
Birmingham Careers Fair
April 8, 2022
Leeds Careers Fair
April 20, 2022