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Trainee information

Pre-employment (Turas Hub)

For pre-employment information, please see the Turas Hub and the Trainee FAQs for information on Turas People system.

Please note that you are required to be registered with a licence to practise with the General Medical Council throughout the duration of your employment.


Overseas work

If you have spent time working outside of the UK prior to starting this post, you must provide a copy of your criminal record check for your time spent abroad. 

If you have worked in multiple countries outside of the UK, you must provide a copy of your criminal record check from each country you have worked in. 

Details of how to obtain such a check from the relevant authorities abroad is available online at:  


If the country concerned is not listed, please contact the relevant embassy or consulate for further details. Contact details can be found online at:  


You should submit a copy of your criminal record check or checks, if you have worked in more than one country outside of the UK, with your completed PVG application form and ID documents. 


Skilled Workers Sponsorship

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is responsible for issuing a Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) to Medical trainees and Dental trainees requiring sponsorship.

Where NES is not the trainee’s employer, we issue the COS on behalf of the employer. 

Please click here for information.


This page was last updated on: 10.05.2024 at 08.58