Skilled in financial services? Progress your career in Scotland

Our distinguished history in financial services means Scotland continues to lead the way today. From helping create the Bank of England to developing investment trusts and the world’s first ATM machine, we’re consistently excelling. You can too - develop your career in our internationally renowned industry.

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Want to work in one of Europe’s leading financial centres - second only to London in the UK? Scotland is the place. 

If you’re skilled in any area of financial services including banking, asset servicing, insurance or investment management, your options are endless. You can also transfer your expertise in project management, technology, human resources and even marketing to build an exciting career in financial services.

Expand your career in a cross-section of boutique firms, start-ups and many global and British big-hitters headquartered in Scotland.

Work in exciting financial areas across Scotland

Working in Scotland means exploring exciting financial specialism in banking, insurance, investment management and asset servicing. It’s not merely a job but a place to explore new opportunities and hone your skills in spectacular cities and towns.

As well as the main centres in Edinburgh and Glasgow exciting opportunities extend across Scotland; at HSBC and Prudential in Stirling, Aviva in Perth, Alliance Trust in Dundee - and many more. Our thriving industry offers world-class infrastructure like the International Financial Services District in Glasgow and the Edinburgh Exchange and is backed by support from all layers of government.

Impressively Scotland’s financial services industry:

  • Accounts for 7% of Scotland’s GDP
  • Employs almost 91,000 people
  • Generates around £9 billion for the Scottish economy

Centre of excellence for financial services jobs

Our perfect mix of home-grown and international businesses means that many leading financial services companies and accounts call us home. This includes J.P Morgan, Scottish Widows, Morgan Stanley and HSBC. And that’s just the beginning.

Academic opportunities and support networks

In Scotland you’ll have access to a vibrant financial community and an extensive network of academic and professional organisations. They lead the way in industry related research, collaboration, professional standards and world-class industry endorsed qualifications.

We’re home to many renowned academic institutions like Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Glasgow Caledonian University’s Business School and the University of Dundee. And our unique industry and academic collaborations provide superb opportunities to enhance your career and develop new skills.

Reassuringly our active trade associations and professional bodies work on behalf of their members to improve standards of professionalism and ethical practice within the industry and shape qualifications.

Use your skills in one of Europe’s top financial hubs

Our financial sector also thrives on innovative IT and technical support including technical functions of organisations such as JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley.

If you have the skills, we have exciting opportunities. Enjoy a brilliant lifestyle and develop your career in one of the most important financial hubs in Europe.

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