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Recruitment to Specialist Training In Public Health

Recruitment for Public Health is managed nationally with applicants making a single application within which they are asked to rank their preference of training locations. Assessment and selection is standardised across England and Wales. 

Recruitment to Specialty Training (ST1) in Public Health for England and Wales is currently led by the Health Education East Midlands. Recruitment occurs on an annual basis and is open to and welcomes applicants from medical and non-medical backgrounds.

Applications are made through an online portal (paper applications are not accepted) and consists of a staged recruitment process. Applicants successful after longlisting are invited to an assessment centre covering verbal and numerical critical reasoning. If subsequently shortlisted, applicants are invited to attend a selection centre day consisting of interviews and scenarios, from which the final allocation of training places are made.

All enquiries regarding Public Health specialty training recruitment process should be made via the Health Education East Midlands Recruitment Team at   


HEYH Programme Summary

The purpose of the Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber Public Health Training Programme is to produce formally accredited Public Health Specialists who have the knowledge, skills and attitudes to lead health improvement and disease prevention activities, whether through employment within Local Authorities, the National Health Service, academic departments or elsewhere.

The training programme aims to:

  • Maintain standards of professional practice as defined by the Faculty of Public Health and other standard-setting bodies.
  • Deliver the curriculum for Public Health as agreed recently by GMC forms the basis of the programme. For details, see the Faculty of Public Health website,
  • Contribute directly to health improvement activity in Yorkshire and Humber through the work of its trainees.
  • Continuously improve the quality and effectiveness of all public health staff , in particular those who contribute to the Programme as Trainers and Educational Supervisors.

Queries regarding recruitment to the Yorkshire and the Humber programme should be directed to Val Barker, Head of School of Public Health ( or Susy Stirling, Training Programme Director (


2015 Recruitment

Recruitment for 2015 is now closed.

Dates and further details can be found on the Faculty of Public Health  website.

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