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Got a question? Why not check out our frequently asked questions below


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  • Can I work with you part time whilst in a full time post at my hospital?

    Yes. Many Guild workers choose us to top up their pay and work alongside their full time jobs.

  • Can I do agency work in the hospital I hold my current post in?

    Sadly not. Any health professional substantively employed by a hospital will be unable to pick up agency work in the same hospital.

  • How long does it take to hear back once I have submitted my application?

    We aim to contact all applicants within 24 hours of an application being received.

  • Do you only recruit nurses?

    No, we recruit nurses across many specialties, as well as ODPs, surgical first assistants, midwives and healthcare assistants.

  • Do you employ nurses, midwives or HCAs overseas?

    We recruit all nurses, midwives and HCAs who have a minimum of 6 months recent experience working for temporary assignments nationwide. The required experience can vary depending on your specialty.

  • Do you only recruit for Scotland?

    No, we also recruit nurses for work in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

  • Do you require a driving license to work with you?

    This is judged on a case by case basis. Please call your local branch to find out more.

  • I used to work with the Scottish Nursing Guild previously, is my application still valid?

    We keep any outstanding applications on our system for 6 months. If you wish to pick up your application after that date, you will have to resubmit your application again.

  • How much experience do I need?

    We require a minimum of 6 months UK based experience for general nurses and HCAs. The requirements for specialist nurses and midwives will vary. You can find out exactly how much experience we require by visiting our specialism pages.

  • How do I apply?

    You can complete our application online. We have three different ones for each of our locations.
    Northern Ireland
    Republic of Ireland

  • How do I access Quick Nurse?

    All nurses who complete the registration process will receive access to Quick Nurse 24 hours after we confirm that they are able to start working with us.

  • How do I order my uniform?

    You can order your uniform via the Quick Nurse app.