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Opportunities to Work in Scotland What’s happening in Scotland?. Iain Duff, Chief Economist, SCDI. SCDI . Independent economic development organisation Broad membership including universities Prepares policy papers, briefings, submissions, holds events/conferences and provides information.

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Opportunities to work in scotland what s happening in scotland

Opportunities to Work in ScotlandWhat’s happening in Scotland?

Iain Duff, Chief Economist, SCDI


Opportunities to work in scotland what s happening in scotland
SCDI

  • Independent economic development organisation

  • Broad membership including universities

  • Prepares policy papers, briefings, submissions, holds events/conferences and provides information


Initial points 1
Initial Points 1

  • High level of education, skills and training crucial to improved performance

  • Need a high quality workforce

  • Top priority for SCDI members


Initial points 2
Initial Points 2

  • Ability to adapt to fast changing circumstances

  • Flexibility of occupation

  • Analytical and creative skills required


Summary structure of the scottish economy
Summary Structure of the Scottish Economy

Proportion of GDP

Services 74%

Manufacturing 14%

Construction 7%

Primary 1.6%


Key areas of main sectors
Key Areas of Main Sectors

Proportion of GVA

Services:

Hotels & Catering 15.3%

Business Services 19.3%

Finance Services 8.3%

Public Admin, Educ. & Health 23%

Manufacturing:

Engineering 4.2% of which Electronics 2.1%

Food & Drink 3.2%


Economic data
Economic Data

Scotland

GDP Growth Q2 2008 +0.1%

Construction -0.4%

Services +0.1%

Financial services -1%

Manufacturing +0.7%

Engineering +1.9%


Economic forecasts source fraser of allander institute economic commentary vol 32 no 2
Economic ForecastsSource: Fraser of Allander Institute Economic Commentary Vol 32 No.2

Scottish GDP Growth

2008 +0.7%

2009 -1.1%

2010 +0.7%

2011 +1.2%

2012 +1.5%


Other data
Other Data

CPI Inflation 4.5%

Interest rates 3%

Employment (‘000s) 2,551

Unemployment (‘000s) 126

Claimant Count 3.1%


Job forecasts source fraser of allander institute economic commentary vol 32 no 2
Job ForecastsSource: Fraser of Allander Institute Economic Commentary Vol 32 No.2

2008 -4,230

2009 -37,244

2010 -11,638

2011 +14,222

2012 +23,605


What employers want 1
What Employers Want 1

  • Still need to recruit

  • Employees that can problem solve, ability to learn

  • Maturity

  • Readiness for work


What employers want 2
What Employers Want 2

  • Complementary skills to degree discipline – “Soft Skills”

  • Communication

  • Team Work

  • Literacy and Numeracy

  • Commercial Acumen/Entrepreneurial Attitude

  • Appreciation of risk management

  • Sales and marketing


Conclusion
Conclusion

Good luck!