Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery ST3
2020 National Recruitment

Important Information

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The National Recruitment Office for ST3 Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery is Health Education England Yorkshire and the Humber. We are recruiting to posts across England and Scotland. All posts have the required educational and Dean’s approval.

Applications open at 10am on 29 January 2020 and will close at 4pm on 19 February 2020.  All interviews will take place in Leeds.  Applicants will submit one application electronically for all vacancies via the Oriel recruitment portal. A summary of the recruitment process is provided below. Please refer to the Applicant Handbook (in the sidebar) for full guidance.

Oriel was unavailable on the night of Tuesday 18 February 2020 between the hours of 21:25 and 07:50 on Wednesday 19 February due to a technical problem with the hosting provider.  To ensure that no applicants are disadvantaged as a result of the unplanned downtime, the Round 2 application deadline has been extended to 10:00 hrs on Monday 24 February 2020.  If any applicant is unable to complete their application during the extended application window please contact . We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please note: Candidates applying in 2020 will not be required to submit Personal Skills Assessment forms as part of the recruitment process.

Further sources of information

New immigration ruling: With effect from 6 October 2019, all medical practictioners are on the Shortage Occupation List.  This means that with the exception of applicants to Public Health, all specialty recruitment applicants will be exempt from the RLMT and there will be no restriction on their employment.  The Applicant Handbook has now been updated to reflect this.



For information about the posts in each region please follow the links below to view the Local Office / Deanery websites.

Final vacancy information has now been confirmed and can be found in the documents on the right hand side of this webpage.

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.

Local Office / Deanery 

HEE East Midlands 

HEE East of England 

HEE North East 

HEE North West (North West) 

HEE North West (Mersey) 

NHS Education for Scotland 

HEE South West (Peninsula)

HEE South West (Severn)

 LaSE London Recruitment 

 LaSE HEE Kent, Surrey & Sussex 

HEE Thames Valley 

HEE Wessex 

HEE West Midlands 

HEE Yorkshire and the Humber 



Recruitment Timeline

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ST3 2020 national recruitment will follow the timeline below:



Applications open  29 January 2020, 10am
Application deadline  19 February 2020, 4pm
Interviews  1-3 April 2020, Leeds
Initial offers released            by 23 April 2020, 5pm
Holding Deadline 29 April 2020, 1pm
Upgrade Deadline 1 May 2020, 4pm

NB: All times and dates are indicative and subject to change

Additional Information