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Not everyone knows what they want to do in life from an early age. For those that do there are well developed pathways into medicine and nursing via colleges and university programmes.

At NHS Fife we recruit annually from medical schools all over Scotland and beyond and from both local and national colleges. We also have opportunities for adult returners to nursing for those who have perhaps taken time out to meet family commitments or for those who have moved back from overseas.

Even if your skills do not lie within the field of healthcare, you may wish to consider offering us your skills, learned elsewhere, but beneficial to an organisation that requires skills in over 300 areas of employment. Here are some of the broad areas into which we constantly recruit new staff;

  • Treatment and care
  • Estates, facilities and trades
  • Corporate services and administration
  • Scientific, research and technical
  • Information services and information technology

Adult nursing and midwifery

Fife is within an hour’s commute of the majority of Scottish Universities; Dundee, Abertay, UHI Perth, Edinburgh, Napier, Heriot-Watt, Queen Margaret, Stirling, Glasgow, Strathclyde and GCU. On our doorstep, the University of Dundee’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences has a campus in Kirkcaldy. The campus has a community feel and its own clinical skills centre with strong links to NHS Fife.

Dundee School of Nursing

Studying medicine in Fife

Fife is home to Scotland’s first university, St Andrews University, founded in the 15th century, it is the third oldest in the English speaking world so you can study in the knowledge that you are in the top ranked* university in Scotland.

*According to a new higher education league table published 7 June 2019

St Andrews University

Considering a career in care?

Perhaps you left school before considering a career in nursing? Good news - it’s never too late. Did you know that you can still get the qualifications you need to work in the health and social care sector by taking a health and social care access course? Fife College operates within the heart of Fife’s communities with campuses across Fife, located in Dunfermline, Rosyth, Glenrothes, Levenmouth and Kirkcaldy.

Fife College

Adult returners to nursing

NHS Fife works closely with NHS Education for Scotland alongside the three Scottish Universities providing Return to Practice Courses. Funding has been made available from the Scottish Government to support this with the aim of encouraging former nurses and midwives back into the profession. NHS Fife offers placements for students returning to practice as part of their course and are keen to secure experienced staff to a range of employment opportunities. If this is you or someone you may know further information is available on the link below including the funding eligibility criteria.

NHS Education for Scotland