Access to a talented workforce

Our workforce is well skilled, enterprising and talented – let us help find the right people to join you…

Paisley is a university town, with the University of the West of Scotland offering businesses research potential and a source of graduate employees. West College Scotland offers vocational training to support workforce development and economic growth in the area.

Key facts

  • Nearly half of our population has a qualification
  • 64.6% of the population are of working age (16-24)
  • Employment rates are higher here than the national average – 76.2%

Finding and hiring people to join your business

The Invest in Renfrewshire programme is dedicated to helping local people find the right job for them and helping businesses grow and develop. From modern apprenticeships, graduate internships and funding the team can help you find the right people.

Employing and training staff

A wide range of support is on offer from providing information on filling vacancies and accessing grants to receiving practical advice and assistance.

Browse the Invest in Renfrewshire website to find out more.

Reasons to locate here

Paisley is a great place to work. I'm newly graduated and I'm delighted to have a job on the graduate internship programme - it's allowing me to put my skills into practice in a local business

Jack Wright
UWS student and Paisley buddie

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