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Living and Working in Scotland - Motor Trade Area Guide

Job seeker advice

With such a rich and diverse Automotive industry spanning all corners of the UK, we recognise that many of our candidates are willing to relocate in order to secure their dream role. While this can seem daunting at first, we’ve put together an area guide covering the key regions to give you as much information as possible in order to make an informed decision.

Scotland is the UK’s most northerly country. Having been part of the UK for over 300 years; it is steeped in history and famed for its rolling countryside, whiskey and of course being the home to golf where it has been played for over 600 years. As a country its population is around 5 million making it roughly the size of the East midlands in terms of people however in terms of geography it is nearly 8 times larger than London. With only 174 people per square mile it is 22 times less crowded than London. These numbers are mainly due to its vast areas of countryside, mountains and lochs and partly owing to the widespread nature of its cities and larger towns.

There are many benefits to living and working in Scotland. From the vibrant and cosmopolitan social life of the cities to the peace and quiet of some of the world's most stunning scenery, Scotland offers a lifestyle to suit everyone. Scotland has a strong economy and the highest employment rate of the UK's four countries. The cost of living will depend on where you are in Scotland and like other regions, living in the larger cities such as Edinburgh will be more expensive.

Scotland is famed for its strong heritage and culture which can be seen in the stunning architecture and internationally acclaimed museums and galleries. Its major cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen are popular as shopping destinations, for their vibrant nightlife and outstanding dining experiences. There are things to do almost everywhere you turn; from castles and abbeys to Golf, Football and Rugby, amazing countryside and of course the famous Fringe Festival.

 The Automotive industry here is thriving, with the majority of businesses being based in the larger towns and cities. Scotland’s Automotive Manufacturers include Alexander Dennis, Allied Vehicles and Johnson Matthey Battery Systems.  The motor trade job market is fast paced and often competitive but our team covering Scotland has the knowledge and expertise to help you secure your dream role. We recruit across all disciplines of the motor trade in this area for new and used car dealerships, commercial vehicle dealerships, bodyshops and motor vehicle accident repair centres and also agricultural dealers as well a whole host of other automotive businesses. Find out what makes Perfect Placement different to other agencies by letting us assist you with your search for your next Automotive role.