International Recruitment

Find out how you can further your career in the Home of Medical Excellence: NHSScotland.

NHSScotland is recognised as one of the best healthcare systems in the world. We're the biggest employer in the country, with 22 Health Boards employing over 172,500 people.

The NHSScotland's vision and workforce strategy is: Everyone Matters. Our core values include care and compassion, dignity and respect, openness, honesty and responsibility as well as quality and teamwork. 

Choosing a career in NHSScotland is an excellent opportunity and your chance to work with one of the largest organisations in the world!

Why Scotland?

Choosing the right place to live is just as important as choosing the right job. So, why Scotland?

NHSScotland Health Boards

Find out about each of the geographical NHS Scotland Health Board areas.

Vacancies in Scotland

View the vacancies based in Health Boards across the NHS in Scotland.

Application process

Our International Recruitment Service will support you through each stage of the recruitment process.

Curriculum vitae tips

Looking for tips on writing your CV? Click here to find out the do's and don't's.

Regulatory bodies

To practice medicine in Scotland, you must have a valid GMC Registration with a Licence to Practice.

PLAB test

Find out more information about the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board test.

Visas and immigration

You'll need a visa to live in Scotland and work in the NHS. Find out more about Visas and Immigration.

Life in Scotland

Find out more about renting/buying a property, driving in Scotland and general information about living here.

Education in Scotland

Find out more about education and different types of schools in Scotland.

Contact the International Recruitment Team

You can contact our NHS Scotland International Recruitment Service by telephone or by email.

NHS Scotland Recruitment Contacts

Find contact details for recruitment teams in different Health Boards.

Useful Links

You may find these websites useful while looking for your ideal post

Frequently Asked Questions

Moving to Scotland can be an exciting and rewarding opportunity, however there are also many questions you may have.

Information for employers

Information for NHS Scotland Health Boards recruiting overseas nationals.