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Jobs

Residents in Moray can choose from a wealth of industries in which to make their mark. Whether you like to work in the great outdoors, prefer a 9-5 office-based job, or want to work in a creative environment, there’s something for everyone in Moray.

An area popular with tourists, Moray has an active leisure and hospitality offering – from hotels through to fitness and sporting organisations, restaurants and beauty hotspots.

Known as ‘malt whisky country’, Moray is the perfect setting whisky lovers who would like to work in the industry, with big names such a Diageo, Chivas Brothers, Gordon & MacPhail and The Macallan all operating from the region.


Known as ‘malt whisky country’, Moray is the perfect setting whisky lovers who would like to work in the industry, with big names such a Diageo, Chivas Brothers, Gordon & MacPhail and The Macallan all operating from the region.

Home to Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), Moray provides a wide range of job opportunities within the public sector – from The Moray Council through to Business Gateway, Moray College UHI, RAF Lossiemouth and Skills Development Scotland.

An area focused on giving back as it grows, third sector organisations in Moray continue to grow. The ideal home for those who’d like to help those in need, chose to make your mark working from local charities, regional organisations or community radio stations.

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Sectors in Moray

  • Aerospace and Defence: The aerospace and defence sector is strong in Moray, accounting for 8% of total employment, or some 2,750 employees.
  • Tourism: Moray’s Tourism Strategy recognises that the sector generates over 10% of Moray’s total employment and 3.8% of the total turnover of businesses.
  • Food and Drink: The food and drink industry in Moray employs 17.1% of the workforce – the highest per head of population in Scotland.
  • Creative Industries and Digital: Recent economic evaluations show Moray has over 260 businesses working in the sector, highlighting a healthy level of activity and ambition. Some 86% of these are in the screen and digital or the crafts/fashion/textiles subsectors.

From aerospace and defence to tourism, creative industries, food and drink to engineering and life sciences; Moray is home to a range of sectors and a host of employment opportunities.


Sectors in Moray

  • Engineering and construction: With 8% of all employment in this sector, Moray is the headquarters location for a group of large businesses who are committed to workforce development and to apprenticeships, which underpin the predicted total employment rise of at least 300 jobs in skilled construction professionals in the area.  
  • Life Sciences and Technology: Moray is emerging as a strong location for research and development in life sciences and technology, with a number of different strands of activity energising the sector. In particular, the area has a growing reputation in the development of digital technologies designed to help improve service delivery and efficiency in the social care and health sector.

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