Dumbarton is located on the banks of the River Clyde, in the West Central Lowlands of Scotland. It enjoys easy access to both the Greater Glasgow area and the beautiful scenery of the Clyde estuary and Loch Lomond. The town forms a conurbation with nearby Renton, Bonhill and Alexandria, with a total population of 44,690. Dumbarton’s long history dates back to pre-Roman times. For one thing, it’s a former royal Burgh of Scotland. Secondly, Dumbarton Castle, on Dumbarton Rock, is a scheduled Ancient Monument. Previously known for its shipbuilding industry and whisky distilleries, Dumbarton has now become a favoured dormitory town for those commuting to Glasgow, just 13 miles away. But even with the influx of students, jobs in Dumbarton are still easy to find.
Dumbarton Job opportunities
Dumbarton town centre is home to a variety of independent businesses, retailers and national chains, and offers opportunities for employment in fields like retail, accounting, finance and technology. Dumbarton Joint Hospital provides mental health services, so is a good place to look for psychiatry, community occupational therapist and administration jobs. There are two light industrial estates in the town housing businesses operating in various fields, including double glazing and motor repairs. Construction jobs and printing job opportunities are also plentiful. Dumbarton has two secondary schools and seven primary schools that provide vacancies in education like classroom assistant jobs. With property prices increasing by 2.8 percent over the previous 12 months, the town also offers good employment opportunities for estate agents.
Dumbarton Employment Trends
The local council has developed strategies to create even more jobs in Dumbarton. The Vale of Leven Industrial Estate has recently been designated as a business improvement district, and the local council is working with Strathleven Regeneration CIC on a scheme to construct new light industrial units aimed at attracting more inward investment. There are also plans for former waterside industrial sites to be redeveloped with a mix of light industrial units, as well as leisure and tourism facilities, so the forecast is for the number of jobs Dumbarton can offer to grow in these areas.