Considering corporate relocation? One of the main
reasons why so many global financial giants are located in
Glasgow is the availability of a highly skilled workforce. The
city's excellent public transport networks deliver
around 1.5 million people from its travel to work area, providing a
large recruitment pool.
Around 1 in 13 of Glasgow's total workforce are employed in the
financial sector and the quality is very evident too.
Financial staff in Scotland are generally better qualified than
anywhere else in the UK. Staff retention is good in the city and
salaries are very competitive.
Supporting Skills Development
Many employers in Glasgow comment favourably on a 'can do'
attitude in the workplace, accompanied by the traditional
Glaswegian reputation for warmth, humour and friendliness.
The partnership behind the IFSD works closely with
trade bodies and local companies to support their recruitment and
training needs . A great example is its work with the Insurance and
Actuarial Society of Glasgow to establish a study centre in Glasgow
for the insurance industry, the first of its type in the UK.