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Live & Work

Discover what Orkney has to offer those seeking the perfect work/life balance.

It goes without saying that Orkney is the ideal holiday location, but it’s also a wonderful place to call home with a lifestyle that’s second to none.

The islands consistently come out top in national lifestyle and happiness surveys, and with good reason. Our small community is open and vibrant, providing a safe and welcoming home to people from all over the world.

From energy innovation and entrepreneurship, to a stunning natural environment and creative spirit, Orkney is a place that offers something for everyone.

There’s no shortage of opportunities here either, with plentiful job vacancies across a broad range of exciting sectors. Or, if you’re seeking new educational challenges, you’ll find further and higher education courses covering everything from archaeology to renewable energy, in addition to strongly performing local schools that are very much at the heart of their local communities.

Check out our pages below to learn more about what Orkney has to offer those seeking the perfect work/life balance.

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