Edinburgh is believed to attract an estimated 13 million tourists every year. Whether to check out all the sights and sounds of the fringe festival, which is the world’s largest arts festival, to be a part of the famous Hogmanay celebrations or just to visit the various sites of interest, Scotland’s capital city proves immensely popular with backpackers exploring the UK.
The city is rich in history and heritage and is also thought to have over 230 Edinburgh hotels, meaning there are plenty of job opportunities within the tourism industry for visitors wanting to fund an extended stay.
And there are countless reasons for wanting to stop in Edinburgh for longer than a few days or a week. As well as the city’s stellar attractions, which include Edinburgh Castle, Nelson’s Monument and the only dormant volcano within the boundaries of a city in the world, the excellent transport links allow backpackers to hop on a train and be in places like Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle in a matter of hours. Alternately, Edinburgh is also perfectly placed for anyone who wants to discover areas of incredible natural beauty like the Scottish Highlands and the Lake District.
The tourism and travel sector in Edinburgh is obviously big business and probably the best way to find out about any temporary jobs is to pound the pavement of areas such as the city’s Royal Mile, which is lined with pubs, shops and restaurants.
Or keep an eye on the following websites for details of other jobs in Edinburgh:
Jobsite advertise tens of thousands of jobs on their site and there’s even a page specially targeting anyone interested in finding employment in the travel and tourism sector in Edinburgh.
Scottish Hospitality Jobs
Billed as Scotland’s only dedicated hospitality, catering and tourism jobs site.
It’s also well worth checking out the websites of individual hotels based in the heart of Edinburgh. For example, the Jurys Inn Edinburgh site has a designated page for anyone interested in working for them both in the Scottish capital and in other major UK cities. Click here for more details.