Applicant guidance

To view the applicant guidance, please expand the relevant chapters below or download a copy from the resource bank.

This applicant guide is intended to help you make the best possible applications, starting with your specialty choices and continuing through the entire application process. In addition to reading this guide you must also ensure that you read the specialty specific guidance for the specialty/specialties to which you are considering making an application. Specialty specific guidance will be available from the recruitment leads for the individual specialties.

The majority of specialty recruitment is organised nationally by one of the Royal Colleges or by a lead HEE local office/Deanery on behalf of all local offices and deaneries. This means that you complete one online application and state your preferred local office/Deanery, rather than submitting multiple applications.