Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber

Recruitment process.

Recruitment to all public health training programmes in England and Wales occurs on an annual basis.  It is open to and welcomes applicants from medical and non-medical backgrounds.  The process is managed nationally, but is currently led by the Health Education East Midlands:

Assessment and selection are standardised, using a staged process. Applicants submit a single online application within which they rank their preference of training locations. Those eligible after longlisting are invited to an assessment centre, where timed verbal and numerical critical reasoning are tested. If successful in this, applicants are then invited to attend a selection centre day, consisting of rotational interviews and scenarios, from which the final allocation of training places are made.

Recruitment information can be found on the FPH website at Guidance and FAQs documents can be found at

There is one round of recruitment in November/December of each year. Successful applicants start in August each year. The number of vacancies changes each year. There are usually 60-90 places offered.

For ALL enquiries about the recruitment and selection process please contact