There's no rules stating that you must work in the health board area you trained in as a student nurse as I applied for a job at the time of nearly qualifying in NHS Grampian health board, NHS Tayside and also NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board for a midwife position as I trained in NHS Lothian health board area which I worked with for nearly 15 months before going back home to the Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board area when I found a midwife position there.
They usually hope that you will stay within the health board area you trained in as reason why they only train xx amount of students in each university but it's up to the individual person where they eventually work about.
I have not heard of restrictions Emily with you having to stay in the NHS health board area you trained in. As if so I wouldn't have been able to go back to Glasgow after about 15 months.
This is from recruitment last year for the Glasgow health board area as you'll see further down that nurses were recruited from further afield....
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has welcomed more than 650 newly qualified nurses and midwives to its ranks as part of this year’s intake.
The nurses will be working across all of the health board’s hospitals, as well as in communities in all six health and social care partnership areas.
Dr Margaret McGuire, director of nursing at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC), said: “Given the extra demands of this year, many of our newly qualified nurses have already been working with us as healthcare assistants and I would like to thank them for that.
“This new cohort of nurses and midwives marks a significant and unique recruitment of graduates, and just like last year, reflects one of the most important periods in our history.
“They bring a wealth of additional experience gained during a very testing time in the NHS.
“Their skills and experience will be invaluable in supporting us in our response to Covid-19 as we move into a second winter.
“They have joined us at a time like no other and their experience will stand them in great stead in their careers as they move into their chosen specialisms within healthcare.”
The vast majority of the new workers have come from universities across the west of Scotland and have studied adult nursing, children’s nursing, as well as mental health and learning disability nursing.
Smaller numbers have come from further afield in Scotland and from England.