The best way to find a job in Edinburgh

For professionals and students alike, finding the best way to find a job in Edinburgh is essential.  It can seem like it takes a stroke of luck, but more often than not it’s about being savvy and persevering. Here’s how to find the perfect opportunity for you and what you need to know to start a career in Scotland.

Find a Job in Edinburgh

For starters, to be able to work in the UK, you will need a National Insurance Number (National Insurance Number application process) and then make sure your CV is up to scratch to apply for jobs. (Note: Check your degree’s equivalency when building your CV.)

Hospitality jobs

If you’re looking to get into hospitality, handing in your CV direct to managers in restaurants, bars and hotels still goes a long way.  It’s also worth looking on Gumtree and some of the many Facebook groups advertising jobs.

Recent graduates

Britain has a fantastic system in place to help recent graduates find work experience.  Graduate jobs, apprenticeships and internships are available within many industries for people who graduated in the past two years. They are paid opportunities, with structure to help you learn in a hands-on capacity.

recent Graduate

NB: Some of the positions are quite competitive and applications normally have to be made during a specific time of the year. Do your research.


Become a FreelancerMany options are available to you. If you want to become a freelancer, start your own business or work on the payroll of an exciting company, there are resources that will help you land the perfect opportunity.

Jobs can also be found while networking.

Recruitment Agencies

Generally specialised in particular fields, recruitment agencies can help you find a job in your area of expertise. Simply give them a ring and set up an appointment with them. They will go through your CV with you, give you recommendation and work with you to find the perfect job.

Bonus: Social media 

Most people don’t think of social media when looking for a job, but more and more companies advertise opportunities on their platforms. LinkedIn is the obvious choice when it comes to job applications, but you can also find interesting jobs on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

We offer at Venture English a professional proofreading service, so if you want us to have a look at your CV or cover letter, drop us an email and make sure you don’t miss the chance to land your dream job!

Written by Judith Bellemare, Venture English
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