Apply to paediatrics

Whether entering specialty training at Level 1 or at specialty training level 3 (ST3) or 4 (ST4), looking to join paediatrics from outside the UK or applying to the NTN Grid sub-specialty recruitment - here's all the information you need.
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Most doctors enter paediatric training at Level 1, predominantly starting their posts at ST1 (in August or September). This is known as 'National Round 1'. Applications closed on 1 December.
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Each year, we also offer training posts at specialty training levels 3 and 4. This is known as 'National Round 2'. Applications closed on 17 December.
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All paediatricians play a part in research that benefits infants, children and young people. Academic posts enable some trainees to focus on research - and our toolkit and regular events give support.

Sub-specialty training

All paediatricians start their training in general paediatrics. Some choose to apply for one of the paediatrics sub-specialties (also known as 'Grid').

Applications are now closed.

News about careers and training

News

Meet the RCPCH Recruitment Team

The College’s new Officer for Recruitment, Dr Simon Broughton, introduces the members behind his Recruitment Team: Dr Emma Coombe, Dr Kay Tyerman and Dr Alok Sharma. The team is committed to working together to promote paediatrics as a career and to always put trainees first.