Locate here and you can call on the talents of a large, rapidly growing pool of highly experienced workers who will support your growth from day one.
More than 80% of the current population of 150,680 people are economically active, while Perth has the joint highest percentage of resident graduates among Scotland’s seven cities.
Here in Scotland’s newest city you will also find Scotland’s newest university. With 9,000 full and part-time students (21% studying at degree level), Perth College UHI is the largest campus of the University of the Highlands & Islands, offering all levels of qualification, up to Masters level.
The College engages extensively with local industry and the excellent Centre for Enterprise provides high quality support and advice – as well as students – to local businesses.
Not only does the Centre help businesses to develop and grow, but it also provides fantastic opportunities for students to gain real industry experience prior to graduation.
Due to Perth’s location in the heart of Scotland, most of Scotland’s universities – and more than one million residents – are accessible from Perth in an hour or less.
The ability to attract and retain key talent mean the city is home to the head offices of the energy giant SSE; the international public transport group, Stagecoach; as well as the Centre of Excellence for General Insurance for Aviva. The area is also home to more than 480 companies in the creative industries and has the largest concentration of Food & Drink companies in Scotland.