National Otolaryngology (ENT) ST3 Recruitment.

Important Information

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The National Recruitment Office for ST3 Otolaryngology (ENT) is Health Education England - Yorkshire and the Humber. All posts have the required educational and Dean’s approval.

Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber is co-ordinating national recruitment for vacancies in ENT ST3 and LAT posts across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Applications open at 10am on the 29th January and the closing date is 4pm on the 19th February 2020.  All interviews will be held in Hull on 23rd and 24th March 2020 (subject to change), (a round 2 is not expected in 2020).  Applicants submit one application electronically for all vacancies via the Oriel recruitment portal. 

In order to assess your suitability for ENT ST3 please refer to the national Person Specifications on the Specialty Training website. 

The "National Otolaryngology Handbook" and the "Self Assessment Guidance" is available in the Documents section of this webpage. 

Further sources of information 


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.



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

Local Office / Deanery

ST3 Vacancies

LAT Vacancies

 HEE East Midlands  3  N/A
 HEE East of England  2  N/A
 HEE North East  0  N/A
 HEE North West (North West)  2  N/A
 HEE North West (Mersey)  0  N/A
 NHS Education for Scotland  5  1
 HEE South West (Peninsula)  1  N/A
 HEE South West (Severn)  2  N/A
 LaSE London Recruitment  2  N/A
 LaSE HEE Kent, Surrey & Sussex  0  N/A
 HEE Thames Valley  2  N/A
 HEE Wessex  0  N/A
 HEE West Midlands  0  N/A
 HEE Yorkshire and the Humber  0  N/A
 Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency  TBC  TBC
 Wales Deanery  TBC  TBC


All vacancy information is indicative and subject to change


A breakdown of NTN vacancies will be displayed above when available.

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

All preference are to be confirmed and will be published when available. 

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. 

Recruitment Timeline

The recruitment process for National Otolaryngology (ENT) ST3 2020 will follow the timeline below:



 Applications Open  29th January 2020, 10am
 Application Deadline  19th February 2020, 4pm
 Longlisting  TBC
 Shortlisting  N/A
 Interviews  23rd & 24th March 2020
 Initial Offers Released by            by 23rd April 2020, 5pm
 Holding Deadline  29th April 2020, 1pm
 Upgrade Deadline  1st May 2020, 4pm


All dates and times are indicative and subject to change

Additional Information