National Recruitment ST3 up to 15

Recruitment timetable

Specialty recruitment in Ophthalmology will follow a pre-set timetable that is outlined below. For further details of the recruitment process please refer to the applicant guide.


Recruitment Cycle

Action Date

Additional Information

Advertisement Appears

30 October 2019

Advertisement will appear in NHS Jobs and the British Medical Journal.
Full details will be published on this website.

Applications Open

7 November 2019

National application form available for completion within Oriel.

Applications Close

28 November 2019

Applications can be submitted until 4:00 pm. Late applications will not be accepted.

Longlisting from 

4 December 2019 

Initial checks carried out by the national recruiting office.

Candidates invited to book an interview slot no later than

16 January 2020

A message will be sent via Oriel inviting candidates to book a slot. A text message will also be sent.


6 February 2020

Venue:   Mercure Holland House Hotel, Redcliffe Hill, Bristol

Preferences open

11 February 2020

Candidates can select training locations within Oriel from 10:00 am.

Offers released

26 February 2020

 Offers will be made via the Oriel System.