Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery ST3
2024 National Recruitment

The National Recruitment Office for ST3 Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery is NHS England - Yorkshire (formerly HEE). We are recruiting to posts across England and Scotland. All posts have the required educational and Dean’s approval.

Applications will open at 10am on 16 November 2023 and will close at 4pm on 7 December 2023.  All interviews will take place online; dates to be confirmed in due course.  Applicants will submit one application electronically for all vacancies via the Oriel recruitment portal. A summary of the recruitment process is provided below. The 2024 Applicant Handbook and Self-Assessment guidance will be published prior to the applicaiton opening date.

Further sources of information

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.

Please be reminded that as per the 2023 Person Specification, ATLS (or equivalent) is not an essential requirement for application to ST3 Trauma & Orthopaedics in the current recruitment round.


For information about the posts in each region please follow the links below to view the Regional Office websites. Vacancies for each region will be listed below in due course.

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. Preferences will be opened on Oriel at a later date.

Regional Office


East Midlands 


East of England 


North East 


North West (North West) 


North West (Mersey) 


NHS Education for Scotland 


South West (Peninsula)


South West (Severn)


LaSE London Recruitment 


LaSE Kent, Surrey & Sussex 


Thames Valley 




West Midlands 


Yorkshire and the Humber 




Recruitment Timeline

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ST3 2023 National Recruitment will follow the timeline below:



Applications open 10:00 on 17 November 2022
Application deadline 16:00 on 8 December 2022
Self Assessment evidence upload 20 December 2022 - 5 January 2023
Self Assessment Verification 12 - 13 January 2023
Interviews 6 - 9 March 2023
Initial offers released           by 17:00 on 20 April 2023
Holding Deadline 13:00 25 April 2023
Upgrade Deadline 13:00 26 April 2023

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

Additional Information