Based in Aberdeen since 1997, we know there are many good reasons for choosing Aberdeen city and shire as a place to live and work such as low unemployment, tremendous job opportunities, stunning natural environment, first rate education facilities and a host of cultural and leisure activities.
If you are considering relocating then the best thing to do is visit the area, but in the meantime, here’s some highlights:
|•||Many of the world’s biggest companies have chosen Aberdeen as a key location.|
|•||There are more than 400 internationally owned companies and more than 800 technology based companies throughout the region.|
|•||Around 35 billion barrels of oil have been harvested from the North Sea in the past 30 years - thus earning the city the title of Oil Capital of Europe. Approximately 28 - 29 billion barrels are left to be exploited.|
|•||Small, innovative exploration companies are using enhanced techniques to extract residual reserves from old fields and exploit smaller, marginal fields.|
|•||Pioneering technology developed in the North Sea oil and gas industry is being applied to good effect in the burgeoning renewable industry ensuring the region stays at the heart of the world’s energy industry.|
|•||The area has become an international centre of excellence for subsea technology innovation.|
|•||Aberdeen is in the top 3 cities in the UK in terms of knowledge-based businesses.|
|•||The regions key industry sectors include energy, construction, education, engineering, agriculture, fishing, professional services, transport and tourism.|
|•||No matter where you live in Aberdeen city or shire, you’re never far from the countryside or the north east coastline. The city itself is bordered by a 2 mile stretch of golden sand and esplanade and within a short drive of the city you can enjoy the peace and quiet of hills and forest and Cairngorm National Park.|
|•||Aberdeen is often referred to as the ‘Granite City’ as many of the buildings in the city are made from this locally quarried grey, sparkling stone.|
|•||Five of the region’s secondary schools were rated in the top 20 best secondary schools in Scotland, Aberdeen’s higher education and research facilities are internationally respected particularly with regard to medicine, agriculture, life sciences and management and related disciplines and Aberdeen College which is the largest higher education vocational training college in Scotland.|
|•||There is a wealth of choice of restaurants, bars and clubs as well as family attractions and leisure activities. Culturally, the area is steeped in history and has an active theatre and music scene. Outdoor activities are endless ranging from hill walking and fishing to skiing and golfing and almost anything in between.|
Overall Aberdeen city and shire has so much to offer whether for single people, couples or families. It is dynamic, welcoming and friendly. For those seeking a better work life balance this is an area that could fulfill such ambitions whilst providing tremendous opportunities for career progression.