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Data & AI Careers

The digital world is fast evolving and Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are at the forefront of this changing world. AI relies on data to enhance our daily lives whether we are listening to music or buying the latest fashion trends. We rely on data without realising the impact it has on our lives, and we need to ensure that we have enough people to fill these exciting opportunities.

A career in Data & AI means that you will play a key role in enhancing our digital world. There are many different ways where you can make a difference. Below are some of the common job roles found in Scotland today.

Common feeder roles into  Data & AI can include:

  • Software Development
  • Financial and Risk Analysis
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Digital Marketing
  • Security Intelligence / Law Enforcement

The Data & AI Industry continues to grow rapidly with many new and exciting jobs emerging all the time.

Technologies such as Blockchain, Robotics, Internet of Things (IoT) and Virtual Environments will have an impact on Data & AI roles.

There's more to Data & AI  than just technical skills.

Soft skills are just as vitally important enabling individuals to perform highly in the ever-changing world of work:

Self Management

  • Focusing
  • Integrity
  • Adapting
  • Initiative

Social Intelligence

  • Communicating
  • Feeling
  • Collaborating
  • Leading


  • Curiosity
  • Creativity
  • Sense making
  • Critical thinking