Highly Qualified Labor

Serbian labor force is highly diverse and dynamic. Serbia has prioritized collaborative mechanisms with High Schools and Universities and private-sector organizations to ensure that the workforce is able to meet the needs of a 21st century economy.

Continental, IMI, Bosch, ZF, Siemens have already recognized Serbia as a good investment destination for further development and research. 


Labor Supply

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 30,000 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.

Education System

Since 2016, universities and colleges in Serbia have produced about 195,874 graduates, 89,198 Masters of Science, and 5,376 PhDs. Of the total number of graduates, those from technical universities account for approximately 35%. 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.

Source: Academic Year 2023/24, Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia

Dual Education 

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 2023/24 the total number of students was 15,894. The total number of dual educational profiles is 73 while the number of companies involved in the dual education system is 950.