Highly qualified staff in Serbia is widely available. The number of engineers, technicians, and other specialists is sufficient to meet the growing demand of international companies. Yearly, the labor supply increases by approximately 45,000 university graduates. In addition, there are also a significant number of Serbian experts, who return to the country after gaining top-quality expertise in international companies around the globe.
The labor market in Serbia has become truly vibrant as a rising number of international investors have opened their businesses in the country. International, as well as local headhunting agencies, operate in major Serbian cities, offering a full range of consulting services, including executive search, staff training, and salary surveys.
Since 2003, universities and colleges in Serbia have produced about 47,500 graduates, 1,000 Masters of Science, and 400 PhDs annually. Of the total number of graduates, those from technical universities account for approximately 30%. Leading institutions in this field, such as the School of Electrical Engineering or the School of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade, are recognized internationally for their expertise. High-quality technical education begins in Serbian elementary and high schools, which offer an advanced curriculum in technical sciences.
In November 2017, the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Law on Dual Education. The objectives of dual education are to provide conditions for acquiring, improving, and developing competencies in line with labor market needs, contributing to strengthening the competitiveness of the Serbian economy, and enabling employment after completion of education.
For the school year 2019/20 2,533 students were enrolled in the first grade of secondary school, while the total number of students was 7,000. The total number of dual educational profiles is 37 and the number of interested companies that are in the process of accreditation is 880.