If you’re reading this, it looks like it’s time for your next adventure. Whether you’re looking for a step up in your career, a complete career change, or simply a change in scenery, the Scottish Highlands have a lot to offer when it comes to job opportunities, and your options of beautiful places to are endless. Below are just a few of the many areas you’ll want to explore now that you’re on the lookout for a new role. There’s a lot to discover in the Scottish Highlands, but let’s call this a good place to start.
Aberdeen is home to all sorts of opportunities, especially if you’re looking to work in the healthcare industry or find a role in engineering. Located by the sea, Aberdeen is home to an international population and offers a variety of cultural and musical events to get involved in during the week. For those who live an active lifestyle, there are plenty of sporting activities to get involved in ranging from hiking the trails of beautiful national parks such as Seaton Park, to joining the city’s many sport and fitness groups. Plus, when you need a break from the city, a 15-minute drive from Aberdeen will bring you beautiful countryside views – giving you the best of both worlds. The city is well connected both to the rest of the United Kingdom and to Europe, making it easy to take a break and plan a lovely weekend getaway whenever inspiration hits.
Located in the western Scottish Highlands, Fort William is home to the spectacular Steall waterfalls and the Glen Nevis valley, and the town is complete with ski slopes, forest trails, and a historical town centre. The area is especially exciting for those who enjoy an active lifestyle and love the outdoors. Fort William attracts tourists looking to reconnect with nature and spend some time outdoors, so the hospitality industry is always active. If you are keen on working in the outdoors rather than in the office you’ll find there are many agriculture, fishing and forestry jobs in Fort William as well.
As the largest city in the Scottish Highlands, there’s no shortage of activities in Inverness – whether it’s a morning stroll along River Ness or a happy hour beverage at Hootananny Inverness, a quaint pub boasting live music, you’ll always find something to do in this coastal city. Living in Inverness means easy access to all different kinds of outdoor activities. You can head to the coast or to the mountains to clear your mind and enjoy some time quality time outside with friends and family. Between the healthcare industry and the education industry, there are more than a few ways to get involved and make a positive impact on the community. Along with an abundance of healthcare roles for the NHS Highland, Inverness also offers many teaching roles from institutions like Inverness College UHI, who deliver and further higher education provision in this part of Scotland, a region which continues to see growth and development.
Keen to keep exploring? Head to HIJOBS to read more about the happy people of the Scottish Highlands and find out what each region has to offer – both in terms of job opportunities and day-to-day lifestyle.