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Nursing and Midwifery

One Year Job Guarantee (OYJG) Scheme

This is a Scottish Government initiative to support transition into employment and to maximise the opportunity to build on the clinical experience gained by nurses and midwives during their pre-registration programme.

One Year Job Guarantee (OYJG)

The One Year Job Guarantee scheme is available to newly qualified nurses and midwives to help consolidate and develop their clinical experience.  The scheme involves part-time (22.5 hours per week), employment in clinical practice within Scotland.   Placements may include working within community nursing, public health nursing and independent care home settings. The offer is a fixed term for one year (or a proportion of that year) and supports completion of Flying Start NHS®.  

All applicants to the Scheme will be in the process of seeking employment and must demonstrate evidence of applying for at least 3 posts.  Nursing applicants must demonstrate evidence of applying for posts which must include posts within the Independant Sector including Care Homes

Applicants have the opportunity to identify a preference for place of employment, but as the OYJG is a national initiative there is no guarantee of a position locally. Once allocated through the scheme, applicants will undergo recruitment processes within the placement.

The OYJG Scheme is currently closed for applications.  Information on the next opening will be updated here in due course

Application Form (external Link)

Guidance for the next opening will be available below nearer the time when the online site opens for applications.


Making an Application (doc)

Application Form (external Link)

Applicant Guide (doc)

Notes on Completing the Application Form (doc)

Screen Shots of Application Process (pdf)

Closing Date (doc)

NHS Boards (doc)

Timetable (doc)

Complaints Procedure (doc)

Please do not leave submitting your application to the last minute - you must allow us plenty of time to answer any queries you may have in relation to completing the application before the closing date.

Further Information

If you require further information regarding the OYJG initiative please email:

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