This prosperous region offers promising job prospects for young people. The average weekly earnings in the area are well about the Scottish and UK average. According to Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce:
Aberdeen city has seen a significant number of business start-ups, with almost half (42%, 293 firms) of all new businesses established in the North-east between April and December 2013 setting up in the Granite City.
The College have numerous links with local employers, meaning that work experience and student placement opportunities are an important part of many of our courses. Employers welcome the chance to take on bright, intuitive and enthusiastic students and give them a chance to gain valuable, hands-on experience in their chosen vocation.
Education in the North East
North East Scotland College is the largest further Education College in Scotland and came to being in November 2013 when two previously individual establishments - Aberdeen College and Banff & Buchan College - merged to become one. Our range of campuses offer access to courses for people across the North East, and our top of the range teaching and training facilities put us at the forefront of further education in Scotland.
Alongside North East Scotland College are the two Universities: The University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University.
The University of Aberdeen is Scotland’s third oldest (founded in 1945) and the fifth oldest in the UK. It is ranked as one of the top 200 universities in the world by the Times Higher Educational Supplement and has produced three Nobel prize winners and shared a fourth. The University holds 400 single and multiple parents and in 2003, it produced 17% of all patents in Scotland. University link (?)
North East Scotland College have an important relationship with Robert Gordon University (RGU) which, in the last decade, has consistently been one of the top universities in the UK for graduate employment. Our degree link programme in conjunction with RGU gives our students the chance to progress in to a university degree course there after two years at college.