On the whole round 2 runs very similarly to round 1. The main difference is that round 2 recruitment will be organised on a national, rather than regional, basis using what is called the 'Single Transferrable Score' (STS) model of recruitment. 

When making your application you will not need to give any regional preferences, and will be interviewed in one of three/four different venues around the UK (capacity permitting), see the dates & posts page for information. You will remain in contention for all ACCS-AM/CMT vacancies available nationally - not just those in the region at which you are interviewed. And, when you are invited to give your preferences, there will be no restriction on how many posts you can choose.

Regions will make available any CT1 posts in ACCS-AM/CMT programmes scheduled to begin in August 2017, which were either not filled in round 1, or have become available subsequent to round 1. Because of the overlap between the two rounds, at the beginning of round 2 we will only be able to give an estimate of whether a region will have vacancies available, it will not be possible to confirm post numbers until after applications close.

This website will be updated with round 2 specific information on the Round 2 tab of the dates & posts page as it becomes available. In addition the FAQs area contains a section on round 2 with further guidance on common questions.

Round 2 schedule

To allow two full rounds to take place, it is necessary for some overlap in the timelines between late round 1/clearing and round 2.

The two rounds are independent, so that even if your application in round 1 is still 'active' (ie has not been withdrawn, been rejected, or progressed to an offer) at the time round 2 opens, there is no problem with starting a round 2 application whilst waiting for the outcome of round 1.

Your round 1 application will remain active and will be entirely unaffected by a round 2 application (and vice versa).