Application process

Getting your application started is easy. There are a number of stages to the NHSScotland Recruitment Process - but don't worry we'll get you through it quickly and at each stage, we will keep you well informed on how things are progressing. Our International Recruitment Team will support you through each stage of the recruitment process.

If you have a disability or medical condition or individual need which may affect your performance in our selection process, please advise our recruitment team contacts if we can support you. We welcome the opportunity to discuss any reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process to ensure we adapt our process for you fairly.

Application and CV

The vacancies which are currently being advertised can be found on our vacancy website.

The team will ask you to forward a copy of your up to date CV.


Upon a job advert closing your application will be sent to a shortlisting panel. The panel will assess your suitability for the post you have applied to. If successful at this stage, you will be invited to attend a formal interview. Depending on your current location and availability we will discuss with you options for either a video interview or attending an interview in person.


If selected for an interview the International Recruitment Service will arrange a time to discuss the role you have been shortlisted for to discuss each step of the interview process. This will also give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. 


The interviews last approximately 45min to 1 hour. During this time you will be asked a number of competency-based questions where the panel will be looking for you to provide examples from your previous experience to support your application. 

The interview panel will consist of a representative from each of the recruiting Health Boards, each of whom has experience in the role you have applied for. Throughout the interview, you will be given a score based on your responses. 

The International Recruitment Service will advise you of the outcome of your interview. 


Upon being offered a post you will be contacted by International Onboarding Lead, who will liaise with the Health Board you have been appointed to ensure you are fully supported with your move to Scotland.