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National Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery ST3 Recruitment

National Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery ST3 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 open at 10am on 31 January 2018 and the closing date is 4pm on 21 February 2018.  All interviews will be held in Leeds on 23-25 April 2018.  Applicants submit one application electronically for all vacancies via the Oriel recruitment portal. A brief summary of the recruitment process is provided below, but please refer to the Applicant Handbook for a full guide.

Further sources of information


Vacancy details can be found in the preference list, saved in Documents above.

The deadline for selecting your preferences on Oriel is 17:00 on Monday 23 April 2018.

All vacancy information is indicative and subject to change

Recruitment Timeline

The recruitment process for National Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ST3 2018 will follow the timeline below:



Applications Open  31 January 2018, 10am
Application Deadline  21 February 2018, 4pm
Longlisting  TBC
Interviews  23 - 25 April 2018
Initial Offers Released by            By 26 April 2018, 5pm
Holding Deadline  2 May 2018, 1pm
Upgrade Deadline  4 May 2018, 4pm

Applications will only be accepted through the 2018 Oriel Recruitment Portal

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For further guidance on creating an account, registering and submitting your application using the system please refer to the Oriel Applicant guide.

Application Deadline

The deadline for submitting applications is 16:00 on 21 February 2018. After this time no applications will be accepted. There will be no exceptions to this deadline. You are advised to complete and submit your application ahead of the deadline to allow for any unforeseen problems.

Eligibility & Longlisting

The eligibility criteria for Trauma and Orthopaedics ST3 2018 are listed in the Trauma and Orthopaedics ST3 Person Specification (above). It is an applicant’s responsibility to demonstrate that they meet the eligibility criteria.

All applications will be assessed against the eligibility criteria during longlisting. Any applications which do not meet the eligibility criteria will be longlisted out of the process and will not progress to the next stage.

“By allowing applicants to progress to the interview stage, Health Education England HAS NOT accepted or confirmed that applicants meet all eligibility requirements.  This includes immigration status, evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies or equivalent, and requisite length of time in training as per the relevant national person specification.  This list is not exhaustive, and is applicable to all eligibility criteria.  Applicants may still be withdrawn from the application process at any stage, including after the interviews have taken place, if the evidence pertaining to an eligibility criterion is found to be unsatisfactory.”


There will be no shortlisting for ST3 Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in 2018. All eligible applicants will be invited to attend an interview.


Interview Dates and Venue

23-25 April 2018 at Elland Road Stadium, Leeds


Documents Required at Interview

Full details will be available in the '2018 ST3 Trauma & Orthopaedics Applicant Handbook'.

Interview Format

Full details will be available in the '2018 ST3 Trauma & Orthopaedics Applicant Handbook'.

Travel and Subsistence Expenses

Applicants attending interviews are entitled to a travel and subsistence allowance. A claim form can be downloaded from the Downloads section on the right of this page. You are advised to read the guidance document in full before incurring any expenses.

Completed claim forms should be submitted to:

Health Education England
Willow Terrace Road
University of Leeds

Claim forms must be received within three months of your interview date. Claim forms received after three months will not be processed. Receipts must be attached for all travel and subsistence claimed except mileage.



You will be asked to rank your preferences using the Oriel Recruitmnent Portal. You will receive an email when Preferencing is available.

All Offers through the Oriel Recruitment system

The Oriel Recruitment Portal will be used to make all offers to training posts in 2018.

Allocation to Posts

Successful candidates will be allocated to posts in rank order:

  • The highest ranked candidate will be allocated to their first preferenced post.
  • The second ranked candidate will be allocated to their first preferenced post unless it has already been allocated to the first ranked candidate in which case they will be allocated their second preferenced post.
  • The third ranked candidate will be allocated to their first preferenced post unless it has already been allocated to the first or second ranked candidates. If it has, they will be allocated their second preferenced post unless this has been allocated to the first or second ranked candidates in which case they will be offered their third preference.

This process will continue until all posts are allocated or there are no more appointable candidates.

Any offer made through this recruitment process is an offer of an allocation to a training programme; it is not an offer of employment. Offers of employment can only be by an employing organisation following completion of satisfactory pre-employment checks.

Receiving and Responding to Offers

If you are offered a post you will have 48 hours from the time of your offer, excluding weekends (but not bank holidays), to decide whether to accept, reject or hold it. You must respond to the offer through the Oriel Recruitment Portal. No other form of response will be accepted.


For more information about responding to offers, please refer to the Oriel Applicant Guide which can be downloaded from https://nww.oriel.nhs.uk/Web/ResourceBank



Feedback will be provided at three stages of the recruitment process:


If you are not longlisted you will be provided with the reasons for this. If you are longlisted you will receive an email inviting you to book an interview.

Interview Ranking

You will be able to view your total interview score and rank online through their Oriel account once offers are released. Please note that a thorough Quality Assurance and validation process is carried out on all applicants’ scores following the interviews. No scores will be released until this process is complete.

Interview Scores

Following the conclusion of the offers process, all applicants will be able to view a breakdown of their interview scores including the scores they achieved in each interview station online through their Oriel account.

Additional Information

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