In this section you can find the overall timetable for round 2 of the 2020 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.

2020 round 2 - national application model

Timeline for 2020 ST3 recruitment (round 2)
Job advertisements published (by) Wednesday 15 July 2020 (to www.jobs.nhs.uk )
Applications

open - Tuesday 28 July 2020 (10am UK time)

close - Thursday 13 August 2020 (4pm UK time)

Long/shortlisting

long and short-listing for each specialty will be completed no later than seven days prior to the first interview date for that specialty

Interview period  Monday 14 September 2020 - Friday 16 October 2020
It is advised that you check the specific interview date for your preferred specialty prior to applying. Individual interview dates will be published before applications open.
First offers deadline By Monday 19 October 2020 (5pm UK time)
Offer holding deadline Wednesday 21 October 2020 (1pm UK time)
Interview feedback released  Thursday 22 October 2020
Offer upgrade deadline  Thursday 29 October 2020 (4pm UK time)
Post commencing from from Monday 5 October 2020 (and no later than 2 April 2021)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be some significant changes to the process compared to previous years. All interviews will be delivered online in a similar format to 2020 round 2, which has just completed interviews. Although the process may see some changes, the applicant guide addendum which is available from the Document Library, is an indication of what you might expect.

In this section you can find the overall timetable for round 1 of the 2021 recruitment year (below). You can find the overall timetable for Round 2 by clicking on the "2021 Round 2" tab on the grey menu above.

Interview dates for each specialty will be published in the 'Interview dates and posts' section of each specialty's page of the website.

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.

Timeline for 2021 ST3 recruitment (round 1)

Specialty advertisements published

(by) Monday 23 November 2020 (to www.jobs.nhs.uk )

Applications

open – Thursday 26 November 2020 (10am UK time)

close - Thursday 17 December 2020 (4pm UK time)

Long/shortlisting

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 4 January 2021 - Wednesday 4 May 2021

It is advised that you check the specific interview date for your preferred specialty prior to applying. Individual interview dates will be published before applications open.

First offers deadline

(by) Wednesday 5 May 2021 (5pm UK time)

Offer holding deadline

Tuesday 11 May 2021 (1pm UK time)

Offer upgrade deadline

 Wednesday 12 May 2021 (4pm UK time)

Interview feedback released 

Thursday 13 May 2021

Post start date

from Wednesday 4 August 2021 (and no later than 31 December 2021)

In this section you can find the overall timetable for round 2 of the 2021 recruitment year (below). You can find the overall timetable for Round 1 by clicking on the "2021 Round 1" tab on the grey menu above.

Interview dates for each specialty will be published in the 'Interview dates and posts' section of each specialty's page of the website.

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.

Timeline for 2021 ST3 recruitment (round 2)

Specialty advertisements published

(by) Wednesday 14 July 2021 (to www.jobs.nhs.uk )

Applications

open - Tuesday 27 July 2021 (10am UK time)

close - Tuesday 17 August 2021 (4pm UK time)

Long/shortlisting

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

 Tuesday 31 August to Friday 8 October 2021

It is advised that you check the specific interview date for your preferred specialty prior to applying. Individual interview dates will be published before applications open.

First offers deadline

By Monday 11 October 2021 (5pm UK time)

Offer holding deadline

Wednesday 13 October 2021 (1pm UK time)

Offer upgrade deadline

Friday 15 October 2021 (4pm UK time)

Interview feedback released 

Thursday 14 October 2021

Post commencing from

from Monday 4 October 2021 (and no later than 6 April 2022)