Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery ST3
2022 National Recruitment

The National Recruitment Office for ST3 Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery is Health Education England Yorkshire and the Humber. 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 18 November 2021 and will close at 4pm on 9 December 2021.  All interviews will take place online.  Applicants will submit one application electronically for all vacancies via the Oriel recruitment portal. A summary of the recruitment process is provided below. The 2022 handbook and Self-Assessment guidance have now been published and can be found on the right of this page. PLEASE NOTE: There are updates to the handbook as of 21 December 2021.

Please note: Candidates applying in 2022 will not be required to submit Personal Skills Assessment forms as part of the recruitment process.

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.

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.

Please be reminded that as per the 2022 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 Local Office / Deanery websites. Final vacancies for each region are listed below. For further details please see the Preference List in the Documents section.

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.

Local Office / Deanery 

Indicative vacancies

HEE East Midlands 


HEE East of England 


HEE North East 


HEE North West (North West) 


HEE North West (Mersey) 


NHS Education for Scotland 


HEE South West (Peninsula)


HEE South West (Severn)


 LaSE London Recruitment 


 LaSE HEE Kent, Surrey & Sussex 


HEE Thames Valley 


HEE Wessex 


HEE West Midlands 


HEE Yorkshire and the Humber 




Recruitment Timeline

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ST3 2022 National Recruitment will follow the timeline below:



Applications open 10:00 on 18 November 2021
Application deadline 16:00 on 9 December 2021
Self Assessment evidence upload tbc
Self Assessment Verification 24 - 25 January 2022
Interviews 4 - 7 April 2022
Initial offers released           by 17:00 on 21 April 2022
Holding Deadline 13:00 on 3 May 2022
Upgrade Deadline 16:00 on 4 May 2022

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

Additional Information