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Specialty Recruitment


ROUND 3 - Core, Run-Through and ST3+ - Starting February 2024

  • Vacancies will be published on 24th July 2023 by 5pm on Oriel Recruitment Portal.
  • Applications open on 25th July 2023 at 10am and close on 15th August 2023 at 4pm.

Full dates for the 2023/24 recruitment year can be found on the Key Dates page.

PLEASE NOTE - there have been changes to the hold and upgrade deadlines for Round 1 and Round 2. Further information can be found here



A webinar was held on Tuesday 11 October 2022. This webinar provided updates and information on the 2023 specialty training recruitment round. A recording of the webinar is available here.



The Home Office determine the legislation regarding eligibility for non-UK nationals to enter training programmes, prospective applicants must ensure they are aware of the changes in legislation and how this may impact on their eligibility to be considered for training posts if they are non-UK nationals.

Please ensure you visit the UK Government website for full details if this applies to you.



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. 

Scotland Deanery - further information

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