Recruit Caithness

In a Fantastic Location

Explore the abundant job opportunities available in Caithness, a stunning coastal location with excellent housing, education and healthcare amenities. This beautiful north of Scotland area offers a fantastic range of leisure, culture and lifestyle possibilities for all.

Caithness offers a wide selection of homes to rent or buy. Choose from stunning locations with sea views, wide open spaces, a house in a village with a strong sense of community, or an apartment right in the centre of town.

For those relocating with family, there is a range of education choices from pre-school to post graduate study with the University of the Highlands and Islands at their North Highland College Campus

Caithness is home to a leading Engineering, Technology and Energy Centre, which was developed in partnership with local engineering businesses to ensure robust and relevant engineering training in a genuine working environment is delivered.

Caithness is one of the safest places to live in and raise a family, with one of the nation’s lowest crime levels.

With excellent road, rail, sea and air links, including flights from Wick John O’Groats airport, Caithness provides countless opportunities to travel for business or pleasure.

Easier commuting and travel may not initially be a reason for coming to Caithness – but, it very quickly becomes a major reason for staying. It can change people’s lives – with less stress, a shorter working day and more time to spend with family and friends.More freedom to do the things you want to do.

The Caithness business community has made a significant contribution to the development of the energy industry since the foundation of the revolutionary nuclear power facility at Dounreay over half a century ago, and the discovery of North Sea oil. As a result, the region has amassed wide-ranging and invaluable knowledge and technical expertise.

Decades of experience in oil and gas and nuclear power are now combining to create an unparalleled skills bank to meet the demands of the renewable energy era – and drive new initiatives forward. However, there is still great demand for more skilled workers in the area.

Caithness is now at the centre of the world’s first commercial scale wave and tidal leasing round in the Pentland Firth and Orkney waters, Scotland’s first marine energy park. Progress in the renewables sector continues apace, with MeyGen currently undertaking onshore construction work in preparation for the construction of their 398 MW tidal array and the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm projected to start construction in 2016.

A number of national and international companies in a variety of sectors have bases in Caithness, including Rolls Royce, Cavendish Nuclear, Nuvia, and many more. From Subsea 7 – a world leader in subsea-to-surface engineering, manufacturing pipeline bundles for clients such as BP at its Wester site – to Kongsberg Maritime, who recently used cameras built at its facility in Wick to capture images in the Mariana Trench.

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