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ST3 Recruitment

Welcome to the ST3 Recruitment website!

ST3 recruitment is coordinated by the Specialty Recruitment Office at the JRCPTB. Information regarding the recruitment process is included within this website for all specialties participating in JRCPTB-coordinated ST3 recruitment ( listed here ).

ST3 posts within these specialties in England, Scotland & Wales will be entered into the ST3 recruitment process described on this website (including recruitment for some specialty posts in Northern Ireland).

2015 recruitment

The first round of 2015 ST3 recruitment has been completed.

Round 2 of recruitment opens at 10am on 26 August 2015 and closes at 4pm on 9 September 2015. The full timeline has been published to the dates / posts section.

2016 recruitment

This website will be updated in late-2015/early-2016 with information directly relating to that round.

In the meantime the provisional timeline for the round has been published, and the general recruitment process is largely the same between years. Therefore, any candidates looking ahead to 2016 ST3 recruitment will find the current guidance a good guide as to much of what will be required.

Applicants' guide

The JRCPTB publishes a summary applicants' guide, overviewing the recruitment process. The guide for 2015 round 2 can be donwloaded from the left-hand side of this page.


If you cannot find an answer to a question, the JRCPTB runs an email helpdesk which can be contacted with any queries relating to ST3 recruitment.

We aim to respond to queries within two working days (ie excluding bank holidays and weekends) where possible. To contact the helpdesk, please send an email to

Any important announcements will be added to this website and noted in the news section, as well as being announced on our twitter feed; please click either the link or the twitter button (above left) to access our feed and follow us there.

Best wishes, and good luck with your application(s),


Professor David Black
JRCPTB medical director

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