2013 ST3 recruitment timeline
This page contains details of the timeline for the 2014 ST3 recruitment process (round 1).
For reference, we have also retained timeline details from 2013 rounds 1 and 2, toward the foot of the page.
2014 round 1
The first round of recruitment to 2014 ST3 posts will open slightly earlier than forecast originally - on Tuesday 11 February 2014. See below for more details.
Dates are subject to change
As ever, please be aware these dates are provisional and subject to change. Any such changes will be reported through this website as soon as necessary, so please do check in fairly regularly to ensure you are up-to-date.
The timeline for 2014 ST3 recruitment round 1 is as below:
|Timeline for 2014 ST3 recruitment (round 1)|
|specialty advertisements||(published by) Friday 31 January 2014 (to www.jobs.nhs.uk)|
|post numbers published||January/February 2014 (before applications open)|
|applications||open - Tuesday 11 February 2014 (10am, UK time)
close - Monday 3 March 2014 (5pm, UK time)
|long-listing*||(completed by) Monday 17 March 2014 (5pm, UK time)
all candidates will be informed whether or not their application has been accepted by this date
|short-listing*||Monday 17 - Friday 21 March 2014
all candidates will be informed if their application has been short-listed and if so, at which of their deanery/LETB preferences, by this date
|interviews held*||Monday 31 March - Thursday 22 May 2014
Specialties using single-centre interviews can begin from Wednesday 12 March*
|[individual deanery/LETB interview dates will be published to the
interview dates page of this website during January/February 2014.]
|offers made||between close of deanery/LETB interviews and Friday 23 May 2014|
|offer holding deadline||Thursday 29 May 2014 (1pm, UK time)|
|offer upgrade deadline||Friday 30 May 2014 (5pm, UK time)|
|requirement deadline†||Wednesday 6 August 2014|
The dates of long- / short-listing and interview given above may vary depending on the type of application/recruitment model employed by each specialty in 2014.
Long- and short-listing
These dates will apply only to those specialties employing the 'single cascadable application' model of application.
Specialties employing other models will combine long- and short-listing into one single process, which may be completed earlier than the short-listing deadline given above.
Those specialties employing the 'national' application/recruitment model in 2014 round 1 can begin holding interviews slightly earlier than other specialties; potentially as soon as Wednesday 12 March 2014 if viable.
As noted in the table, we will add confirmed interview dates for each specialty and deanery/LETB participating to the interview dates page of this website as soon as they are available.
We will add details of which application/recruitment model will be used by which specialty to the recruitment models page of this website as this is confirmed.
However, please note at present that this page will be focused on 2013 recruitment models, which may be different in 2014.
This is the deadline by which 'pending' eligibility requirements (eg full MRCP[UK]) must be met and demonstrated to potential deanery/LETB employers in round 1.
Formally, the start dates of posts entered into 2014 round 1 can vary between Wednesday 6 August and Wednesday 31 December 2014.
However, it is likely that the majority of posts will hold a start date in August or September 2014.
2013 recruitment timeline
The timeline for the first round of recruitment to 2013 posts is below.
|Timeline for 2013 ST3 recruitment (round 1)|
|vacancies advertised||Friday 15 February 2013|
|applications||open - Thursday 28 February 2013 (9am, UK time)
close - Wednesday 20 March 2013 (1pm, UK time)
|national short-listing||Thursday 21 March - Thursday 28 March 2013
candidates who have applied to specialties using the single cascadable application model (all specialties except CPT, dermatology, GUM and rehabilitation medicine), will find out if and to where their application has been short-listed by the end of this period
|interviews held||Monday 8 April - Friday 17 May 2013|
|offers sent out||deanery/UoA-specific (after interviews completed)
first iteration of offers to be sent out by Monday 20 May 2013
|offer-holding deadline||Friday 24 May 2013 (11.59pm)|
|national clearing||June 2013|
|Timeline for 2013 ST3 recruitment (round 2)|
published to www.jobs.nhs.uk
|Wednesday 7 August 2013|
|applications||open - Wednesday 21 August 2013 (9am, UK time)
close - Wednesday 4 September 2013 (1pm, UK time)
|interviews held||Monday 16 September - Wednesday 2 October 2013|
|offers sent out||specialty specific (after interviews completed)
first iteration of offers for all specialties to be sent out by Friday 4 October 2013
|offer-holding deadline||Monday 7 October (1pm, UK time)|
|upgrade deadline||Tuesday 8 October|
|post start date||see below|
Post start dates in round 2
Unlike round 1, where the majority of posts had start dates of 7 August 2013, the post commencement dates of round 2 posts are more variable.
Deaneries/UoAs will give further information at the time of preferencing; but essentially, round 2 post start dates can be between October 2013 and March 2014 (inclusive).
In some cases a post may be available from a certain date, but the actual date you begin work may be later while pre-employment checks are completed.
[* as noted elsewhere, the DH/HEE refer to the period of medical recruitment held in spring as 'round 2'; while our office referred to that period as 'round 1', being the first period of ST3 recruitment in the year.
More information on this (understandably confusing) discrepancy can be found on our website here; but in the meantime, we stress that where reference is made to 'round 2' on this website, this refers to the second period of 2013 ST3 recruitment, being held in August-October 2013, for which details are given here.]