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Welcome to Scotland

Are you wondering what life will be like once you have moved to Scotland or what support you can expect as you start your career in NHSScotland? We have all the information you need.

What to expect before arrival

All candidates will have communication from their employing organisation (NHS Board) recruitment team whilst still in their home country. You will have the chance to discuss with them topics such as the cost of living, salary, travel arrangements to get to Scotland, the details of any initial accommodation provided, weather and clothing needed. Depending on what board you are moving to you may also discuss topics such as plans to move family over, what point is best to do that and what work there may be for them in the local area.

What support is there to settle into life in Scotland?

Your employing NHS Board will discuss with you prior to arrival in Scotland how you will get from the airport to your accommodation. Some Boards offer to greet you at the airport and will take you to your accommodation, this will need to be confirmed by your Board.

After settling in new recruits can expect to be given the following information:

  • A welcome pack either online or a hard copy booklet which will give you important information to help you get set up. Some Boards also provide a basic food package, a SIM card and a travel card for local public transport.
  • Information about the Boards induction, which will cover both pastoral and clinical induction and if required, OSCE preparation for nurses and midwives.
  • Details or any professional associations or local groups / social networks you can join.
  • Any accommodation provided by the Board

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