Peterhead Overview Peterhead is situated on the North East Coast of Scotland. Boasting 400 fishing boats and a fish ...
Peterhead is situated on the North East Coast of Scotland. Boasting 400 fishing boats and a fish market on a daily basis, the fishing industry is one of Peterhead's biggest industries. A short drive from the oil and gas capital, Aberdeen, Peterhead is well placed for those wishing to commute out of Peterhead. Accommodation and living costs within the area are affordable, with the average price of a two bed terrace house starting at £65,000. Living costs are at or below the nation's average.
For those wanting to have social outlets, Peterhead offers a wide range of activities to suit most people. Nearby you have the Mirani Hunting company who offer field sports and shooting through to the New Peterhead Golf course. Peterhead features a wide variety of restaurants and cafes, and for those seeking local produce there is a number of farmers' markets.
Location Job Opportunities
With the location of Peterhead, it is in a prime position for work within the oil and gas industry, as well as having a thriving fishing industry. There is a general call for Peterhead jobs, with many people moving into the area to take up the opportunities on offer.
There are a number of large employers within the Peterhead area, one of the notable ones being Aberdeenshire Council, who have offices throughout Peterhead, which would be suitable for people looking for administration jobs. There is a number of hotels and guest houses throughout the Peterhead area, with a number of job opportunities for those looking to work within the Hotel and Leisure industry.
Location Employment Trends
Unfortunately, in August 2015 The Scotsman newspaper reported that the oil firm, GE Oil and Gas were considering cutting jobs in the area. That being said, the Peterhead jobs market is continuing to thrive. The Oil and Gas industry is still growing, with engineering jobs available in and around the Peterhead area.
One of the biggest employers within the Oil and Gas and fishing industries is the Peterhead Academy, plus other surrounding schools.