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Specialty Recruitment



Adverts for Round 3, for posts commencing February 2022 will be published on 14th July 2021.  

Applications open 10am Tuesday 27th July 2021 and close 1600 Thursday 17th August 2021, and can be made via the Oriel recruitment portal.

The full timeline for Round 3 can be found on the Key Dates page on the left hand menu.



Please follow the link below to the latest updates on any impact the current pandemic is having on recruitment:

UK Specialty Recruitment Training website



We would like to bring to the attention of all applicants the potential impact Brexit may have on your application, employment and training in the UK. We therefore encourage you to refer to the UK Government website for further information and advice.



From 6 October 2019, all medical practitioners have been added to the Shortage Occupation List in the UK. This means that all medical practitioners are exempt from the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) and can apply for any specialty in any recruitment round, subject to eligibility, and will be considered for posts alongside UK/EU/EEA nationals and other settled workers. 

All applicants for specialty training must hold or be eligible to hold full registration with the GMC/GDC, and Applicants to Public Health will still be subject to the RLMT.

Full details can be found in the 2020 Applicants Guide.


Scotland Deanery - further information

Visit the Scotland Deanery website for more information on training in Scotland, policies and programme management.


Improving Surgical Training

Learn more about the new Improving Surgical Training (IST) pilot programme.