The Scottish workforce is internationally recognised, with a world renowned education system and a high ratio of graduates per capita population.

70,000 university students living within a 60-minute travel time.

70,000 university students living within a 60-minute travel time.

2 million people live within a 60-minute travel time.

2 million people live within a 60-minute travel time.

More than 7,000 students study at the Ayrshire College and University West of Scotland campuses in Ayr.

More than 7,000 students study at the Ayrshire College and University West of Scotland campuses in Ayr.

In addition, Scottish salary costs are among the lowest in Europe and labour market regulations in the UK, including working hours, are the most flexible in Europe.

Close proximity to the central belt of Scotland and our impressive transport infrastructure gives the region access to a large skilled and well-educated workforce, and currently 20% of our workforce travel from outside the region.

With two million people and more than 70,000 university students living within a 60-minute travel time, South Ayrshire is perfectly placed to deliver all of your workforce requirements.

We currently support a broad spectrum of industries ranging from aerospace and advanced engineering to tourism and retail.

Our local higher and further education institutions, the Ayrshire College and University West of Scotland,  work closely with industry to ensure the future workforce has the relevant skills, qualifications and experience to assist business growth, competitiveness and sustainability.

More than 7,000 students study at the Ayrshire College and University West of Scotland campuses in Ayr.