NTN Grid application

Information and guidance for applying to the NTN Grid 2018

Key dates for submitting your Grid application

 Applications Open  Friday 8 September 2017 at 12.00pm BST
 Deadline for Eligibility Forms to be
 sent to Deanery
 Friday 15 September 2017
 Applications Close  Friday 29 September 2017 at 12.00pm BST

Please note all guidance and forms for 2018 will be updated by August 2017.

What do I need to do before I apply?

RCPCH Trainees

When applying for Grid you will need to have the confirmation of eligibility form completed. This form needs to be completed by your deanery contact and confirms that you will be eligible for Grid training and they have no concerns regarding your training progress.

Please send the form by email to your deanery contact by Friday 15 September 2017 at 5pm, at the very latest. If forms are received by the deanery contact after this date it is at their discretion to complete the form.

Please prepopulate the form with your name and the specialty you are applying for before sending this to the deanery contact. Once they have completed the form please email this to ntn.grid@rcpch.ac.uk and upload this onto Oriel as well.
Please note: Any applications missing the confirmation of eligibility form will be automatically longlisted out of the process.
We no longer require additional references when applying for Grid training.

EEA applicants/RCOA trainees

Please contact the RCPCH prior to applying, detailing your current status and our officers will confirm if you are eligible for Grid training. If you are eligible we will confirm what documentation you will need to provide to us when applying and also for interview.

How to apply?

All applications for paediatric specialty training are made via the NHS Oriel recruitment system:
  • Applicants can access the system via https://www.oriel.nhs.uk
  • Applicants are required to register on Oriel before they can submit an application. 
  • The RCPCH advises applicants to register on the application system well in advance of the application window opening.
  • It is recommended that applications are submitted at least 48 hours before the closing date to allow for any technical problems.
  • Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstance.
N.B. Applicants must ensure their email address is current as all contact will be made using this address. Applicants are advised to regularly check their Oriel account throughout the application and interview process in addition to their email accounts for updates.
Application Guidance

How many sub-specialties can I apply for?

You can apply for a maximum of 2 sub-specialties in each round. You must apply for each vacancy and complete the application forms separately.

What criteria will my application be marked on?

Grid applications are marked by our shortlisters using the Grid shortlisting proforma. Applicants are recommended to refer to this when completing their application

What other information do I need to submit with my application?

Please see the Grid applicant guide for further information.

Contact us

If you have any queries please email Abigail Wright (Sub-Specialty Recruitment Coordinator): ntn.grid@rcpch.ac.uk