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Yorkshire and Humber

National Paediatric Surgery ST3 Recruitment


The national Recruitment Office for ST3 Paediatric Surgery is NHS 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 re-benchmarked when then they reach ST3, they simply 'run through' their training**


Completion of Self Assessment for 2024 Applications

Whilst completing your application for Paediatric Surgery and in particular submitting answers within the self assessment form please note, no candidates should be disadvantaged in light of any redeployment they have had to undertake due to COVID.

Therefore please complete your Self Assessment to reflect what posts you should have been undertaking and not those which you were deployed into and provide the relevant evidence of this when the Self Assessment Evidence upload period is open.


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


Important Information

For information and FAQ’s about how COVID-19 is affecting Medical and Dental recruitment, please see the information available on the specialty training website.


The number of vacancies for each consortium are to be confirmed, below shows the indicative vacancies per consortium for 2024.

A breakdown of NTN vacancies will be displayed below when available 

We currently expect there to be no English LAT vacancies in 2024. 

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   South West




Wales Deanery
West Midlands
Manchester and Liverpool  North West 0 TBC
Northern   East Midlands


North East
Yorkshire & the Humber
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency 1 TBC
Scotland NHS Education for Scotland 1 TBC
London and South East    East of England 4 TBC
Kent, Surrey & Sussex
North, Central and East London
North West London
South London
Thames Valley

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 10am on Thursday 16 November 2023
Application Deadline At 4pm on Thursday 7th December 2023
Interviews Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 March 2024
Initial Offers Released           By 5pm Thursday 18th April 2024
Holding Deadline At 1pm Tuesday 23rd April 2024
Upgrade Deadline At 4pm Wednesday 24th April 2024

Interview Dates and Venue

Interviews for ST3 Paediatric Surgery will take place on a digital platform on 25th and 16th March 2024. 

Interview Format

See Applicant Handbook when available

Additional Information