In this section you can find the overall timetable for round 1 of the 2018 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 one related to the specialty in whcih you are interested.

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.

2018 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 2018 ST3 recruitment (round 1) - cascadable application specialties
Specialty advertisements published (by) Wednesday 24 January 2018 (to  www.jobs.nhs.uk )
Initial post numbers published

(by) Friday 26 January 2018

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

Applications open - Wednesday 31 January 2018 (10am, UK time) 
close - Wednesday 21 February 2018 (4pm, UK time)
Longlisting (completed by) Wednesday 7 March 2018
Shortlisting (completed by)   Monday 12 March 2018
Interviews held  Monday 19 March - Wednesday 25 April 2018
[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 26 April 2018 (5pm, UK time)
Offer holding deadline Wednesday 2 May 2018 (1pm, UK time)
Interview feedback released (by) Thursday 3 May 2018
Offer upgrade deadline Friday 4 May 2018 (4pm, UK time)
National clearing May 2018
Post start date from Wednesday 1 August 2018 (and no later than 31 December 2018)

2018 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 2018 ST3 recruitment (round 1) - national application specialties
Specialty advertisements published (by)  Wednesday 24 January 2018 (to www.jobs.nhs.uk)
Initial post numbers published

(by)  Friday 26 January 2018

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

Applications open -  Wednesday 31 January 2018 (10am, UK time) 
close -  Wednesday 21 February 2018 (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 5 March - Wednesday 25 April 2018
[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 26 April 2018   (5pm, UK time)
Offer holding deadline Wednesday 2 May 2018 (1pm, UK time)
Interview feedback released (by) Thursday 3 May 2018
Offer upgrade deadline Friday 4 May 2018 (4pm, UK time)
Post start date from Wednesday 1 August 2018 (and no later than 31 December 2018)

In this section you can find the overall timetable for round 2 of the 2018 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.

2018 round 2 - application timetable

Timeline for 2018 ST3 recruitment (round 2)
Job advertisements published (by) Thursday 19 July 2018 (to  www.jobs.nhs.uk )
Applications

open - Tuesday 31 July 2018 (10am UK time) 

close - Thursday 16 August 2018 (4pm UK time)

Interview period Tuesday 28 August 2018 – Friday 5 October 2018
First offers deadline Monday 8 October 2018
Offer holding deadline  Wednesday 10 October 2018 (1pm UK time)
Offer upgrade deadline Friday 12 October 2018 (4pm UK time) 
Post commencing from from Monday 1 October 2018 (and no later than 5 April 2019)