Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber

Cardiothoracic Surgery ST1 & ST3

The National Recruitment Office for Cardiothoracic surgery is Health Education England Wessex.

Please read through all the relevant information available on this website and associated links before beginning your application. 

The Postgraduate Dean has confirmed that these posts have the required educational and staffing approval. 

In order to assess your suitability for this training programme please refer to the national Person Specifications on the Specialty Training website. 

The expected duration of this training programme is 8 years subject (for ST1)  and 6 years (for ST3) to satisfactory progression. The actual duration may depend on the circumstances of individual trainees. 

Further sources of information

The Recruitment Process

The National Recruitment Office for Cardiothoracic Surgery is Health Education England Wessex.

For information about the recruitment process, including timelines, information about how to apply and interviews, please visit the Health Education England Wessex. Recruitment website. 


This recruitment process is for posts in the 2024/2025 recruitment year. 

Vacancy details, including indicative vacancy numbers, will be published by the national recruitment office.  

Please refer to Oriel and the national recruitment office for current vacancy information. 

NB All vacancy information is indicative and subject to change at any time. 

Deferrals may be granted but are only possible for the reasons listed within the Gold Guide. It is only possible to grant deferrals if you have a ‘statutory’ reason, such as ill health or maternity leave. If you are offered a post but do need to defer, we ask that you contact the recruitment team ( as soon as possible after accepting your offer. 

Programme Information

Rotation arrangements for this training programme can be found via the schools section of our website. 

Training Locations

A list of the trusts and training locations within the training programme is provided below:


Hospital Sites

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust  Castle Hill Hospital
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Leeds General Infirmary
St James’ University Hospital
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Northern General Hospital