In this section you can find the overall timetable for round 1 of the 2017 recruitment year (below). Please note that separate timelines are given below for both cascadable application specialties and national application model specialties. The specialities within each model are clearly stated by each timeline so please ensure you are looking at the correct timeline.

Dates subject to change

Please note that this timeline is provisional at this stage. Whilst we are not expecting the timeline published here to change, please be aware that this can never be guaranteed. As such, we would advise you to check this page relatively regularly.

Changes to any of the stages of the timeline will be reflected immediately on this page, as well as noted in a news item where considered necessary.

2017 round 1 - cascadable application specialties

The below timeline will apply if you are applying to specialties using the single cascadable application recruitment model  - ie any of:

  • acute internal medicine

  • cardiology

  • endocrinology and diabetes mellitus

  • geriatric medicine

  • renal medicine.

Timeline for 2017 ST3 recruitment (round 1) - cascadable application specialties
Specialty advertisements published (by) Wednesday 25 January 2017 (to  www.jobs.nhs.uk )
Initial post numbers published

(by) Friday 27 January 2017

[post numbers will be published periodically during Jan/Feb up to the above date] 

Applications open - Wednesday 1 February 2017 (10am, UK time) 
close - Wednesday 22 February 2017 (4pm, UK time)
Long-listing (completed by) Wednesday 8 March 2017
Short-listing (completed by)   Monday 13 March 2017
Interviews held  Tuesday 21 March - Wednesday 26 April 2017
[It is advised that you check the specific interview date for your prefered specialty/region prior to applying. Individual interview dates will be published to each specialty's page.]
First offers made between close of regional interviews and Thursday 27 April 2017 (5pm, UK time)
Offer holding deadline Wednesday 3 May 2017 (1pm, UK time)
Offer upgrade deadline Friday 5 May 2017 (4pm, UK time)
National clearing May 2017
Post start date from Wednesday 2 August 2017 (and no later than 31 December 2017)

2017 round 1 - national application model

The below timeline will apply if you are applying to specialties using the national single centre or single transferable score recruitment models - ie any of:

  • allergy
  • gastroenterology
  • palliative medicine
  • audiovestibular medicine
  • genitourinary medicine
  • rehabilitation medicine
  • clinical genetics
  • haematology
  • renal medicine
  • clinical neurophysiology
  • medical oncology
  • respiratory medicine
  • clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
  • medical ophthalmology
  • rheumatology
  • combined infection training
  • neurology
  • sport and exercise medicine
  • dermatology
Timeline for 2017 ST3 recruitment (round 1) - national application specialties
Specialty advertisements published (by)  Wednesday 25 January 2017 (to www.jobs.nhs.uk)
Initial post numbers published

(by)  Friday 27 January 2017

[post numbers will be published periodically during Jan/Feb up to the above date] 

Applications open -  Wednesday 1 February 2017 (10am, UK time) 
close -  Wednesday 22 February 2017 (4pm, UK time)
Long/short-listing long and short-listing for each specialty will be completed no later than seven days prior to the first interview date for that specialty
Interviews held Monday 6 March - Wednesday 26 April 2017
[It is advised that you check the specific interview date for your prefered specialty prior to applying. Individual interview dates will be published to each  specialty's page.]
First offers made between close of interviews and Thursday 27 April 2017   (5pm, UK time)
Offer holding deadline Wednesday 3 May 2017 (1pm, UK time)
Offer upgrade deadline Friday 5 May 2017 (4pm, UK time)
Post start date from Wednesday 2 August 2017 (and no later than 31 December 2017)

In this section you can find the overall timetable for round 2 of the 2017 recruitment year (below).

Dates subject to change

Please note that this timeline is provisional at this stage. Whilst we are not expecting the timeline published here to change, please be aware that this can never be guaranteed. As such, we would advise you to check this page relatively regularly.

Changes to any of the stages of the timeline will be reflected immediately on this page, as well as noted in a news item where considered necessary.

2017 round 2 - application timetable

Timeline for 2017 ST3 recruitment (round 2)
Job advertisements published (by) Thursday 20 July 2017 (to  www.jobs.nhs.uk )
Applications

open - Tuesday 1 August 2017 (10am UK time)

close - Thursday 17 August 2017 (4pm UK time)

Interview period Tuesday 29 August 2017 – Friday 06 October 2017
First offers deadline Monday 9 October 2017
Offer holding deadline  Wednesday 11 October 2017 (1pm UK time)
Offer upgrade deadline Friday 13 October 2017 (4pm UK time)
Post commencing from from Monday 2 October 2017 (and no later than 7 April 2018)