Excellent public transport networks mean that
1.5 million people live within Glasgow's travel to work area and,
of these, a high proportion have relevant workplace
At all levels from schools, colleges and universities to
professional development, there is a very real commitment in
Glasgow to maintaining the supply of quality labour, to meet the
needs of incoming or expanding employers.
This is achieved through close working partnerships between the
employers, public agencies such as Scottish Enterprise and Glasgow
City Council and the education sector.
The city of Glasgow itself features a wealth of educational
opportunities at all levels.
There are over 160,000 students enrolled at metropolitan
Glasgow's four universities, three higher education colleges
and three 'super' colleges.
Each year in Glasgow, around 30,000 people study for skills and
qualifications directly relevant to business and the financial
Qualified Labour Force
Almost half (46%) of all Glaswegians in employment are educated
to degree level, making the city's workforce one of the best
qualified in the UK.
A particularly interesting statistic for employers is that more
than 50% of the city's graduates remain in the Glasgow area after
University provision in Glasgow now comprises the University of
Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian University, the University of the
West of Scotland and the University of Glasgow, the fourth oldest
university in the UK, first established in 1451.
With over 75,000 students studying at the four universities,
Glasgow is very much a centre of higher learning in Scotland.
In addition, the Royal Conservatoire and Glasgow School of Art
are hubs of creativity.
Top Business Schools
Glasgow's universities have business schools with first class
reputations. The University of Strathclyde's Business School is one
of an elite group, representing less than 1% of business schools
globally, recognised by the world's top three accreditation bodies.
The University of Glasgow's Business School is accredited by the
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and the
Association of MBA's while Glasgow Caledonian University's Business
School boasts the fourth largest intake of students of a business
school in Scotland and a leading edge institution for specialist
areas such as risk management.
For companies with an international flavour to their business,
you will hear twenty different languages spoken in Glasgow's
customer service centres.
In addition, there are a number of translation companies in
Glasgow, and Strathclyde University's Languages for Business offers
in-company language courses and translation services.
As well as languages learnt in schools, colleges and
universities, there is also a large pool of over 7,000 overseas
students and the Scottish Government offers a relocation advisory
service for overseas talent moving to Scotland.
Glasgow's secondary schools have been the subject of a massive
modernisation project, with every one of the city's 29 secondary
schools either rebuilt or refurbished.
Along with a further 14 independent private schools in and
around the city, families in Glasgow are offered the widest
possible range of educational opportunities for their children.
At every level in Glasgow, there are local, regional and
national initiatives to develop skilled labour for employers.
If you have any queries or would like more information on the
range of support available to financial services companies in
Glasgow, then contact email@example.com
THEY SAID IT …
""From an educational point of view, we have superb universities
and also world-renowned schools."
Murray Cromar, Client Director, Commercial Insurance,