National Paediatric Surgery ST3 Recruitment.

Important Information

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The national Recruitment Office for ST3 Paediatric Surgery is Health Education England - Yorkshire and the Humber. We are recruiting to posts across the United Kingdom. All posts have the required educational and Dean’s approval.

Higher Training in Paediatric Surgery aims to provide comprehensive and enjoyable training in all aspects of Paediatric Surgery including neonatal surgery, general paediatric surgery, paediatric urology and paediatric trauma. Opportunities for research and overseas experience will be accommodated wherever possible and appropriate.

Training centres in Paediatric Surgery have been organised into regional consortia which are able to provide broad exposure to Paediatric Surgery. If appointed, trainees will be required to train in a number of locations within the consortium.

A brief summary of the recruitment process is provided below, but please refer to the Applicant Handbook for a full guide.

** Please note ACF trainees appointed at Core Training Level do not need to be rebenchmarked when then they reach ST3, they simply 'run through' their training**

New Immigration Ruling: 

With effect from 6 October 2019, all medical practitioners are on the Shortage Occupation List.  This means that with the exception of all applicants to Public Health, all specialty recruitment applicants will be exempt from the RLMT; there will be no restriction on their appointment. 

Further sources of information


The number of vacancies for each consortium are to be confirmed.

A breakdown of NTN vacancies will be displayed below when available 

We currently expect there to be no English LAT vacancies in 2020. 

PLEASE NOTE:- The number of preferences a candidate receives in Oriel may be different to the number of vacancies. This is because some Preferences will have more than 1 vacancy. 

For information about the posts in each consortium please follow the links below to view the Local HEE Office / Deanery websites:


Local Office / Deanery

ST3 Vacancies

LAT Vacancies

Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff   Health Education England - South West 0 0
Wales Deanery
Health Education England - West Midlands
Manchester and Liverpool  Health Education England - North West 0 0
Northern   Health Education England - East Midlands


Health Education England - North East
Health Education England - Yorkshire & the Humber
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency 0 0
Scotland NHS Education for Scotland 0 1
Southeast     Health Education England - East of England 2 0
Health Education England - Kent, Surrey & Sussex
Health Education England - North, Central and East London
Health Education England - North West London
Health Education England - South London
Health Education England - Thames Valley
Health Education England - Wessex

All vacancy information is indicative and subject to change.

Recruitment Timeline

The recruitment process for ST3 Paediatric Surgery will follow the timeline below:



Applications Open At 10:00 on Wednesday, 29th January 2020
Application Deadline At 16:00 on Wednesday, 19th February 2020
Interviews Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st March 2020
Initial Offers Released           By 17:00 on Thursday, 24th April 2020
Holding Deadline At 13:00 on Wednesday, 29th April 2020
Upgrade Deadline At 16:00 on Friday, 1st May 2020

Interview Dates and Venue

The interviews for ST3 Paediatric Surgery will take place on 30th and 31st March 2020 at Don Valley House, Sheffield

Documents Required at Interview

There are a number of documents that you are required to bring with you to interview, see the Applicant Handbook for further details.

Interview Format

See Applicant Handbook when available

Travel and Subsistence Expenses

Please see details within the Applicant Handbook

Additional Information