This section of the website provides guidance on points that require consideration before applying to CT1, this includes:

  • What and where - which specialty you are interested in (ACCS-AM, CMT or both) and in which regions would you consider working.
  • When to apply - information about the dates of recruitment rounds can be found on the dates & posts page.
  • Where to apply - applications should be made through the Oriel System.
  • Applying time - in previous recruitment rounds, candidates have reported spending around 10 hours or more on registering & applying - late applications cannot be accepted - so ensure you have enough time to complete your application and aim to submit it in good time before the deadline.
  • Information and documentation required - the application form requires you to enter a substantial amount of information about your career, experience and achievements to date. Additionally, you will be required to prepare a large amount of documentation for interview to demonstrate your eligibility and evidence your achivements. It is advisable to familiarise yourself with this so you can ensure you have everything you need.
  • Round 2 - guidance on applying in the second round.
  • Future recruitment - summary information on future recruitment rounds.

Other information

We have published an applicants guide which can be downloaded from the document library. The guide gives a brief overview of the whole process and is a good starting place for those not familiar with how the process works who want a summary before they start getting into the detail.

In addition to the information provided on this website about the CT1 Recruitment process, there are many other sources from which to get information about specialty training, medical careers, specialties etc. Links to some of these other organisations can be found in the other links section.

As well as these websites, it is advisable to speak to colleagues, such as current ACCS-AM/CMT trainees or supervisors who have some experience of the recruitment process in previous rounds, who can give a more personal insight into applying.