Applying for ST3 and ST4 - guidance for a new paediatrician

This information is for doctors planning to apply for paediatric specialty training (ST) at ST3 or ST4 in the UK - known as National Round 2. It includes eligibility criteria and person specifications.
Last modified
20 December 2018

Dates

Applications open at the end of January, and interviews take place across the UK during March and April.

See the Health Education England timetable (for Round 2).

Eligibility

Applicants in the following categories may be considered for appointment in National Round 2:

  • UK or European Economic Area (EEA) national
  • Non-UK or non-EEA national where immigration status allows work without restriction in the UK, eg those holding dependant status with no restriction against working as a doctor or dentist in training
  • Already on Tier 2, applying to continue training with the same sponsor and/or the same training number
  • Applying for a specialty in a shortage occupation
  • Non-UK or non-EEA national who currently has Tier 4 status to complete a Masters or PhD - applicants must have completed their Masters or completed 1 year of their PhD to be exempt from the RLMT (resident labour market test)
  • Already on Tier 2 and applying for a different specialty and changing sponsor - applicants in this category will require Tier 2 sponsorship and will be subject to the RLMT
  • Non-UK or non-EEA national who has limited leave to remain in the UK, who does not fall into one of the above categories - applicants in this category will require Tier 2 sponsorship and will be subject to the RLMT
  • Non-UK or non-EEA national who does not currently hold a UK visa status - applicants in this category will require Tier 2 sponsorship and will be subject to the RLMT.

All training programmes are equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently, wish to train flexibly.

Vacancies and applications process

You will need to make your application on the Oriel application system. There are separate vacancies for ST3 and ST4 posts.

You will need to demonstrate paediatric Level 1 training equivalency. If applying for ST4, you will also need to complete the form, Certificate of Level 1 Training Paediatrics 2019 - you can download this below or access on the Oriel resource bank.

You will need to be registered with and licensed by the General Medical Council (GMC) by the intended start date of the post you are applying for. 

We will publish a full application guide on this page early in 2019. In the meantime, you can read specialty recruitment guidance on the HEE Specialty training website.

Person specifications

We recommend you ensure you meet the requirements outlined in the appropriate person specification.