Your STEM based career in Scotland...


Overview

Building on a tradition of innovation, commercialisation and entrepreneurial dynamism, Scottish industry is a world leader in an impressive range of sectors.

  • Financial & business services

  • fintech

  • Renewable energy

  • Life sciences

  • Education - world class academia

  • Gas & oil

  • Food & Drink

  • Sustainable tourism

  • Creative & digital industries

  • ICT and electronic technologies

  • Textiles


Key Cities

edinburgh

Known for architecture, culture and arts, Edinburgh is one of the fastest growing UK cities. Economy is based on financial services, scientific research, education & tourism; attracting established and emerging businesses, start-ups, entrepreneurs.

glasgow

Glasgow has developed a thriving financial district, an excellent transport network, relatively low cost of living and a choice for creative, digital industries, science, innovation sectors and more recently, space systems.

dundee

Dundee, a vibrant city is responsible for much of the UK's digital entertainment industry and information industry.

stirling

Stirling with its stunning skyline dominated by the historic castle has career opportunities with leading employers.

aberdeen

A cosmopolitan city, with vibrant nightlife, sandy beaches and access to nearby hills and countryside. Scotland’s third largest city, known for oil and gas, Aberdonian food, fishing and farming industries. Businesses in Aberdeen’s science and business parks, provide a variety of opportunities.

inverness

Inverness is the UK's northernmost city. Traditional industries replaced by high-tech businesses, linked to investment in the Centre for Health Science attracting medical businesses.


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University of St Andrews has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading research and teaching centres.

The University of Edinburgh one of world’s top universities. 80% of graduates leave with 1st or 2:1 award in their degree.

Heriot Watt University has a proud history of world-class teaching with courses in science, engineering, design, business.

The University of Dundee aims to transform lives, locally and globally, beginning with its students.

The University of Glasgow has been teaching for 560+ years, inspiring great minds from the economist Adam Smith and John Logie Baird, to Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

University of Stirling is an innovative university with a spirit for breaking new ground while creating change for the better.

University of Aberdeen est.1495, top 1% of world's universities

University of Strathclyde, 20,000 students from 100 nations.

Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, ranked as the safest university city in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2016).

Glasgow Caledonian University Programme subject areas; engineering, health, life sciences, computing, environment.     

Abertay University 92% of graduates work within six months at Apple, Google, BBC, Rockstar, Microsoft, Barclays, Coca Cola...

Queen Margaret University has recognised expertise in: Health and Rehabilitation, Creativity and Culture, Sustainable Business

Edinburgh Napier University combines academic and work approach.

University of the West of Scotland offers cutting-edge courses, practical knowledge, and intelligent teaching.

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Highlighted Organisations

Tech Scotland Advocates: Launching Oct 18

Tech Scotland Advocates will be launching in Autumn 2018 as part of the Global Tech Advocates network. Contact Mia Dowman for details via contact page.
Tech Scotland Advocates champions Scotland as a global tech hub and campaigns to address the challenges facing tech companies and society across Scotland.
Tech Scotland Advocates will be a proudly independent, private-sector led network for Scottish based tech founders, leaders and experts connecting to other Global Tech Advocates’ sibling organisations and members across the world. Tech Scotland Advocates is an inclusive support network for the full cross-section of the technology ecosystem, collaborating to grow and succeed.
This includes tech entrepreneurs, founders, CEOs, leaders, coders, startups, scaleups, corporates, financial and academic institutions, professional services firms, government representatives and industry bodies.
 

SWiT - Scotland Women in Tech

SWiT is a non-profit which exists to CELEBRATE, CHAMPION and INVEST in trailblazers across the Technology Industry. It is run by passionate volunteers challenging the status quo.

 

SmartSTEMS

SmartSTEMs, a registered charity that positions its inspiring programmes and events as the glue between Tertiary Education, Industry and Schools. It provides equity of opportunity to young people into STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) with particular focus on the gender gap. A scalable and replicable model delivered through intertwined initiatives of hub events and outreach.

 

Girl Geek Scotland

A network and community for those working and studying in creativity, computing, enterprise, and related sectors in Scotland.

 

BIMA Scotland

BIMA is Britain's digital community. We drive innovation and excellence across the digital industry.

The BIMA Scotland council is part of the three councils in the UK, which implement the nationwide strategy which aims to drive innovation and digital excellence across the UK to ensure the industry retains its position as a global leader. The organisation also boasts nebulous Think Tanks, Communities and Groups to aid industry leaders and practitioners to fuel the future, and change in the industry on topics such as gender, diversity, and young talent.


Employers

Best Cities for Jobs by Glassdoor: No.12 Aberdeen

Best Cities for Jobs by Glassdoor: No.15 Glasgow

Best Cities for Jobs by Glassdoor: No.16 Edinburgh


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