Attracting talented people to work in Scotland

Scotland is the ideal place to develop your business and access talented professionals. Find out how you can attract skilled staff with workplace perks.


Scotland is the ideal place to develop your business and access a rich pool of talented professionals.

There are many benefits to living and working in Scotland. On top of salary and pension, you can entice top talent with additional workplace perks like:

  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Car parking space
  • Gym membership
  • Increased annual leave and flexible working
  • Private healthcare
  • Subsidised commuting costs, like annual train tickets

Other perks to working in Scotland

These bonuses are just the beginning. Scotland also provides ample other ways to persuade people to make a career move, including:

  • Unrivalled opportunities to work in top industries like life sciences, gaming, finance, energy and more
  • Good working practices and conditions – including generous annual leave, flexible working, workplace pensions and a state pension
  • A lifestyle to suit everyone, from cosmopolitan cities to tranquil towns
  • Excellent transport systems, short commutes and it’s well-connected to rest of the world
  • Enviable standard of living – less expensive than many other areas in the UK
  • Free healthcare
  • The world’s most stunning scenery
  • Excellent schools and renowned universities
  • Safe place to live
  • Not all work – from sports to music to arts and culture and more, there are many ways to play in Scotland

Get advice

Scottish Development International (SDI) provides advice about attracting skilled employees and can help you connect you with them.