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.
Going from start to finish icon - for guideline
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 are now closed. Currently there are no face-to-face interviews - if your application has been longlisted in the readvert, see our guidance for an update.
Going from start to finish icon - for guideline
Each year, we also offer training posts at specialty training levels 3 and 4. This is known as 'National Round 2'. Applications are now closed. Currently there are no face-to-face interviews - if your application has been longlisted, see our guidance for an update.
Rosette icon - for quality
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').

News about careers and training

News

What is the point of Multi-source Feedback?

Have you ever had a comment that made you worry, or changed the way you practice? The RCPCH and University of Cambridge are recruiting participants for a research study to explore the ways in which paediatricians use Multi-source Feedback and the data that it gives them. This video explains how t...