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Specialty training recruitment

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Deferring the commencement date for specialty training programmes is generally only permitted for statutory reasons (e.g. maternity leave, sick leave, paternity leave). With the Covid-19 pandemic, there are likely to be a number of successful applicants who are unable to commence training on the advertised start date, for a number of non-statutory reasons.

Any trainee seeking a deferral should contact HEIW.Recruitment@wales.nhs.uk detailing the reasons for deferment. Please note whilst trainees can request a deferral it is up to the discretion of Health Education and Improvement Wales to agree.

Please find below the national timelines for the upcoming recruitment rounds:

August 2022 {Round 1}
Adverts TBC
Applications open TBC
Applications close TBC
Interview window TBC
Initial offers out TBC
Hold deadline TBC
Upgrade deadline TBC
Hierarchical deadline TBC
August 2022 {Round 1 Re-Advert} 
August 2023 {Round 2}
Adverts TBC
Applications open TBC
Applications close TBC
Interview window TBC
Initial offers out TBC
Hold deadline TBC
Upgrade deadline TBC
Hierarchical deadline TBC
Round 2 Re-Advert - Revised
Adverts 14th July 2021
Applications open Tuesday 27th July 2021 10am
Applications close Tuesday 17th August 2021, 4pm
Interview window TBC
Initial offers out TBC
Hold deadline TBC
Upgrade deadline TBC
Hierarchical deadline TBC

 

Medical Recruitment Timetable 2022

Academic Clinical Fellowship Timetable
Applications open Friday 1 October 2021
Applications close Wednesday 3 November 2021
Interview window Monday 8 November 2021 to Friday 14 January 2022
Initial offers released from Thursday 20 January 2022
Hold deadline Thursday 27 January 2022
Round 1 – CT1/ST1 and Run Through (for August to December 2022 start)
Vacancies published By 5pm Tuesday 2 November 2021
Applications open At 10am Thursday 4 November 2021
Applications close At 4pm Wednesday 1 December 2021
Interview window Tuesday 4 January to Friday 18 March 2022
Initial offers released by By 5pm Thursday 24 March 2022
Hold deadline At 1pm on Tuesday 5 April 2022
Upgrade deadline At 4pm on Monday 11 April 2022
Hierarchal deadline At 4pm on Tuesday 12 April 2022
Paperwork deadline Tuesday 19 April 2022
Round 1 Re Advert – CT1/ST1 (for August to December 2022 start)
Vacancies published By 5pm Monday 28 March 2022 (TBC)
Applications open At 10am Tuesday 29 March 2022 (TBC)
Applications close At 4pm Wednesday 13 April 2022 (TBC)
Interview window Wednesday 4 May 2022 to Friday 20 May 2022 (TBC)
Initial offers released by By 5pm Tuesday 24 May 2022 (TBC)
Hold deadline 10am Tuesday 31 May 2022 (TBC)
Upgrade deadline 4pm Tuesday 31 May 2022 (TBC)
Round 2 – ST3/ST4+ (for August to December 2022 start)
Vacancies published By 5pm Tuesday 16 November 2021
Applications open At 10am Thursday 18 November 2021
Applications close At 4pm Thursday 9 December 2021
Interview window Tuesday 4 January to Thursday 14 April 2022
Initial offers released by By 5pm Thursday 21 April 2022
Hold deadline At 1pm on Tuesday 3 May 2022
Upgrade deadline At 1pm on Wednesday 4 May 2022
Hierarchal deadline At 4pm on Wednesday 4 May 2022
Paperwork deadline Friday 6 May 2022
Round 2 Re Advert/Round 3 (for January to April 2023 start)
Vacancies published By 5pm Wednesday 13 July 2022 (TBC)
Applications open At 10am on Tuesday 26 July 2022 (TBC)
Applications close At 4pm on Tuesday 16 August 2022 (TBC)
Interview window Tuesday 30 August to Friday 7 October 2022 (TBC)
Initial offers released by By 5pm on Monday 10 October 2022 (TBC)
Hold deadline At 1pm on Wednesday 12 October 2022 (TBC)
Upgrade deadline At 4pm on Friday 14 October 2022 (TBC)
Hierarchal deadline At 4pm on Tuesday 18 October 2022 (TBC)
Paperwork deadline No later than Wednesday 26 October 2022 (TBC)

Please find below indicative numbers for training posts in HEIW for both Round one and Round two recruitment. You can click through to the listed lead recruiters to find out further information about each specialty including its entry requirements. For certain programmes, unfilled vacancies may be readvertised in a further round of recruitment.

*** These are indicative numbers and remain subject to change throughout the recruitment round.

To apply for any of these vacancies please visit www.oriel.nhs.uk 

Specialty

Level

Anticipated Number of posts***

Recruitment Lead

ACCS Acute Medicine

CT1

1 North Wales, 1 South Wales;

Royal College of Physicians

ACCS Anaesthetics

CT1

10

ANRO West Midlands

ACCS Emergency Medicine

CT1/ ST1

14

London and the South East

Anaesthetics

CT1

24

ANRO West Midlands

Cardio-thoracic Surgery

ST1

0-1

Wessex

Clinical Radiology

ST1

0-2 North Wales, 0-10 South Wales

London and the South East

Core Psychiatry Training

CT1

 

North West

Core Surgical Training/ Improving Surgical Training

CT1

CST 0-27, IST 0-6

London and the South East

Histopathology

ST1

0-1

London and the South East

Internal Medicine Training

CT1

70

Royal College of Physicians of London

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

ST1

9

North West

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

ST1

0

Yorkshire and the Humber Deanery

Ophthalmology

ST1

0

South West

Paediatrics

ST1

7 South Wales, 0-2 North Wales

 

West Midlands

Public Health Medicine

ST1

0-2 North Wales

East Midlands

Stroke Medicine

ST4-8

2

Thames Valley Deanery

WCAT

ST

0-2

Vacancies for Wales

Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellows

ST

9

       Vacancies for Wales

 

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Information for applicants from the EU

Please visit the GOV.UK website for up to date information for EU citizens moving to the UK following the UK's departure from the EU (Brexit).

Information for applicants from outside of the EU

From 6 October 2019, all medical practitioners have been added to the Shortage Occupation List in the UK. This means that medical practitioners are exempt from the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) when applying to foundation and specialty training programmes, with the exception of Public Health, subject to eligibility.