Delivering care through collaboration

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I have to pass an English exam?

Yes, to work for the NHS in Scotland, you will have to pass either the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Academic IELTS.

You need to score 7 in each section, and 6.5 for your writing.

You can also take the Occupational English Test OET) and score a B in each section and a C+ for your writing.

Can I bring my family with me?

Yes, your family can come with you. However, NHS Golden Jubilee will only be able to provide accommodation for you, alone. We will work with you and offer any support we can to help find accommodation that is more appropriate for your whole family.

Because of this, we would suggest that you initially come on your own until you have passed your Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) exam and your Visa is secured.

Your OSCE will be fully funded, but you will be responsible for paying for the Visa’s, Health Immigration Surcharges and flights.

What do I need to do before I can come work for NHS Scotland?

What you need to do will depend on the job you are applying for. We would recommend speaking to our Recruitment Team if you have any questions before sending in your application.

Please note that NHS Golden Jubilee is currently only accepting applicants via recruitment companies.​​​

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