Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery ST3
2023 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 17 November 2022 and will close at 4pm on 8 December 2022.  All interviews will take place online in March 2023.  Applicants will submit one application electronically for all vacancies via the Oriel recruitment portal. A summary of the recruitment process is provided below. The 2023 Applicant Handbook and Self-Assessment guidance are now available in the Documents section. MB There has been a slight update to the Handbook as of 28 November 2022.

Interview invites: We hope to send out interview invites early in the week commencing 20 February 2023. Final Self-Assessment scores will be published at around the same time.

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 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 Local Office / Deanery websites. Indicative vacancies for each region are listed below.

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 

9 - 15

HEE East of England 


HEE North East 

5 - 8

HEE North West (North West) 

8 - 12

HEE North West (Mersey) 

5 - 8

NHS Education for Scotland 

2 - 4

HEE South West (Peninsula)

4 - 6

HEE South West (Severn)


 LaSE London Recruitment 

14 - 29

 LaSE HEE Kent, Surrey & Sussex 

12 - 16

HEE Thames Valley 


HEE Wessex 

2 - 6

HEE West Midlands 

0 - 11

HEE 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