Jobs, Skills & Training

Approximately 30,000 people are employed in tourism and related industries in Glasgow.  With its reputation as a welcoming city, it is Glasgow’s people that make the difference.  A number of agencies provide support with recruitment, training and skills.

The Tourism & Hospitality staff induction toolkit

The Tourism and Hospitality Staff Induction Toolkit has been developed by industry and supported by Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Tourism Alliance.

As well as including information on the support available around the training and development of staff, achieving Net Zero, equality and diversity in the workplace, mental health and wellbeing, and fair work, it also introduces Scotland Outlook 2030 (the national tourism strategy) and highlights the support available from VisitScotland and a range of other public and industry bodies.

Employer support

Skills Development Scotland help local employers in Glasgow City make sure they have the right skills now and in the future by providing support and advice on skills, talent development and funding.

Developing the Young Workforce Glasgow engages employers with a range of partner-led youth employment and development initiatives to help develop skilled, talented and work-ready young people to grow our city.


Do you want to learn how to use digital marketing and technology to benefit your tourism business? Or perhaps you’re looking for straightforward advice on the subject that you can put into practice? VisitScotland's digital skills can provide support or watch the video below for some top tips.

DIY social media Video

my world of work

My World of Work website has a database of free online courses offering a convenient and flexible way to learn. Course subjects include languages, IT, science, health, humanities, business, maths and marketing.

Have a browse through our list of industry events and training listings to find out what’s on in the coming weeks. 

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