In this section you can find:

  • The overall timetable for both rounds of the current recruitment year (below)
  • Round 1 interview dates and post numbers (click on the tab above)
  • Round 2  interview dates and post numbers (click on the tab above)

Dates subject to change

Whist we do not expect the timelines for 2017 rounds 1 and 2 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

Timeline for 2017 CT1 recruitment (round 1)
Specialty advertisements published (by) Thursday 3 November 2016
Provisional post numbers published (by) Friday 4 November 2016
Applications open - Wednesday 9 November 2016 (10am, UK time) 
close - Thursday 1 December 2016 (4pm, UK time)
Long-listing (completed by) Tuesday 3 January 2017
Short-listing (completed by) Friday 6 January 2017
Interviews held Thursday 12 January - Wednesday 1 March 2017
[Regional interview dates will be published to the Round 1 page at a later stage]
Offers made all regions will make their first set of offers between finishing their interviews and Thursday 2 March 2017 (5pm, UK time)
Offer holding deadline Thursday 9 March 2017 (1pm, UK time)
Offer upgrade deadline Thursday 16 March 2017 (4pm, UK time)
Final offers deadline Friday 17 March 2017 (5pm, UK time)
National clearing Monday 20 March 2017 onwards
Post start date Wednesday 2 August 2017


 

2017 round 2

Timeline for 2017 CT1 recruitment (round 2)
Specialty advertisements published (by)  Thursday 16 February 2017
Applications open -  Tuesday 28 February 2017   (10am, UK time) 
close -  Thursday 16 March 2017   (4pm, UK time)
Long-listing completed (by)  Tuesday 4 April 2017
Interviews held Tuesday 25 April - Friday 28 April 2017
[Specific dates will be published to the Round 2 page once confirmed]
Offers made the first set of offers will be made no later than Tuesday 9 May 2017 (5pm, UK time)
Offer holding deadline Friday 12 May 2017   (9am, UK time)
Offer upgrade deadline Tuesday 12 May 2017  (1pm, UK time)
Post start date Wednesday 2 August 2017

Provisional post numbers & dates

Please be aware that the data published here will be as up-to-date and accurate as possible, however the post numbers and interview dates given below are provisional and are subject to change over the course of the round.

It is the intention that initial post numbers for all regions will be published prior to the application opening date, although this cannot be guaranteed. Numbers will be updated as and when notifications are received from each region and will be checked later in the round when programme preferences are open for selection.

Competition ratios

While it is always difficult to predict exactly the level of competition for CT1 posts at different regions, we have published data on previous years CT1 recruitment to this website. This may give an indication of the possible competition rates in different regions.

For more information, please see the previous years' data page of this website.

2017 CT1 round 1 - interview dates & post numbers

RegionACCS-AM postsCMT postsInterview date(s)
(all 2017)
HE East Midlands

4

92

Wednesday 25 January

Thursday 26 January

HE East of England

9

115

Thursday 12 January

Friday 13 January

HE London & South East

(KSS)

1-4

(KSS)

98-126

(London)

Thursday 26 January

Friday 27 January

Monday 30 January



(London)

0



(London)

250-305

(London)

Monday 23 January

Tuesday 24 January

Wednesday 25 January

Thursday 26 January

Friday 27 January

Monday 30 January

HE North East

6

85

Tuesday 31 January

Friday 3 Febraury

HE North West

(Mersey)
0

(Mersey) 
75

Monday 23 January

Tuesday 24 January

Wednesday 25 January

Thursday 26 January

Friday 27 January

(North Western) 
5

(North Western) 
110

HE South West

(Peninsula) 
5

(Peninsula) 
49

(Bristol)
Wednesday 1 February

Thursday 2 February

Friday 3 February

(Plymouth)
Wednesday 8 February

Friday 10 February

(Exeter)
Thursday 9 February

(Severn) 
5

(Severn) 
41

HE Thames Valley 3 57

Monday 30 January

Tuesday 31 January

HE Wessex

2

60

Tuesday 7 February

Thursday 9 February

Friday 10 February

HE West Midlands



2


 
102

Friday 20 January

Tuesday 24 January

Wednesday 25 January

Tuesday 31 January

Friday 3 February

HE Yorkshire and the Humber

2

167

Wednesday 25 January

Thursday 26 January

Friday 27 January

Northern Ireland

0

94

Wednesday 25 January
Thursday 26 January
Scotland *





10





104

(Glasgow)

Tuesday 17 January

Wednesday 18 January

Thursday 19 January

(Edinburgh)

Monday 23 January

Tuesday 24 January

Wednesday 25 January

Wales

2

81

Thursday 19 January

Friday 20 January

 

*Scotland post numbers

If you are interested in working in Scotland, a breakdown of post numbers by the four Scottish deaneries is available on the Scottish Medical Training website. This has details of all specialty training post numbers in Scotland, including specialties which are not part of the JRCPTB-coordinated process.

Please note that whilst we endeavour to keep the ST3 recruitment website up to date, the SMT website will always be the more accurate one where they differ.

Interview centres

In round 2 all interviews for the round will be held across four interview venues: London, Manchester, Nottingham and Oxford. However candidates will remain in contention for all ACCS-AM/CMT vacancies available nationally, regardless of where the interview takes place.

The provisional dates for interviews in each centre are:

  • London - 26-27 April
  • Manchester - 25-27 April
  • Nottingham - 27-28 April
  • Oxford - 27-28 April

Post numbers

The post numbers in the table below are based on the programmes unfilled from round 1. In April, each region will review thier programmes which can be offered in round 2.

Consequently, it is likely that the numbers below may change, and it should be noted that regions which currently do not have any posts may have some become available prior to programme preferences opening.

This table will be updated near the end of April.

For further information on the process please refer to the round 2 page.

2017 CT1 round 2 - interview dates & post numbers

RegionACCS-AM postsCMT posts
HE East Midlands

3

38

HE East of England

1

34

HE London & South East

(KSS)

0

(KSS)

38



(London)
0



(London)
0

HE North East

1

47
HE North West

(Mersey) 

0

(Mersey)

19

(North Western)
0

(North Western)

28

HE South West

(Peninsula) 
1

(Peninsula) 
19

(Severn) 
0

(Severn) 
0

HE Thames Valley 0 0
HE Wessex

0

17

HE West Midlands


 0


   26

HE Yorkshire and the Humber

0

90

Northern Ireland

0

39

Scotland *


 
 0



 
0

Wales

0

27