Careers & Services


The Scottish tourism industry employs more than 196,000 in Scotland (2014) representing around 8% of Scottish jobs!

Are you thinking of joining this fun, vibrant and fast paced industry?


Looking to start your career ?

Tourism and Hospitality career information resources

From catering to marketing there is a multitude of skills required to keep the Scottish tourism industry developing and many paths to pursue. Educational establishments across Scotland offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to provide the necessary skills for the tourism and hospitality industry.

City of Glasgow College                                                        Glasgow Clyde College                                                              University of Stirling   

Edinburgh College                                                                  North East Scotland College                                                   University of Strathclyde

Edinburgh Napier University                                              Perth College                                                                               University of the Highlands and Islands        

Forth Valley College                                                               Queen Margaret University                                                    University of the West of Scotland

Glasgow Caledonian University                                         Robert Gordon University                                                        West College Scotland

Skills Development ScotlandWhether you’re at school, furthering your education, managing your career or facing employment challenges, they can provide support as you make decisions about learning and your career.

Recruitment Support TeamView our dedicated page from Xpress Recruitment for guidance and direction on finding the perfect role to suit you within Scottish tourism and hospitality, 

Springboard – Leading provider of specialist careers, vocational education and employment services relating to hospitality, leisure  and tourism.

HIT Scotland – Scottish based charity which raises funds to support & encourage excellence in the hospitality Industry.

Hospitality Guide - Information on training, development and employment opportunities. 


Looking to improve yourself or your business?

For those in the tourism industry looking for further training and development.

Goal Training – Scottish based Hospitality and Tourism training company that works with all the mainland enterprise companies to become more efficient, more profitable and more successful.

Flow Hospitality Training – A series of individual modules covering all the areas required to give staff an in depth understanding of the hospitality industry.

Institute of Hospitality (Scotland) – The professional body for individual managers and aspiring managers working and studying in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry.

Listening to our Visitors – Workshops that help businesses to identify more effective and up to date methods of gathering and using feedback, so that they can drive their business forward.

OurSkillsforce – Providing businesses with information on the skills support available to them from public sector agencies

People 1st Sector skills council for hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism in the UK.

Glasgow Welcomes – Industry-led initiative aim to ensure service excellence across all touch points of Glasgow’s visitor experience. 

Careers That Move - showcasing the variety of career options in passenger transport and travel. 

 TCMO -  A team of career coaching experts brought together to help people and companies make transitions, helping them overcome challenges, develop their careers and realise their fullest potential.


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Download key highlight from: Tourism Sector Skills Investment Plan      

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