Specialty Applications

Paediatrics ST1 Specialty Training Advert 2023-2024

The information and documents included on this page are to help you prepare for your future specialty training applications.

The information is from specialty training posts advertised in 2023, with a start date from August 2024. Please be aware specialty training advertisements, links, recruitment leads, post numbers, etc. can change and there is no guarantee that future advertisements and application processes will remain the same. 

Job Advert

The text below is for posts advertised in November-December 2023, with a start date from August 2024. It is included here for information to help you prepare for future applications.

Please be aware specialty training advertisements, links, recruitment leads, post numbers, etc. can change and there is no guarantee that future advertisements and application processes will remain the same. 

Training Programme:Paediatrics
Post Type:Specialty Training (ST)
Post Commencing From: August 2024
Duration (months):84
Recruitment Lead:Paediatrics National Recruitment Office
Recruiting For:United Kingdom (England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland)
Enquiries Email:
england.PaedsNRO@nhs.net
Enquiries:https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/education-careers/apply-paediatrics/ST1
Information:

The Paediatrics National Recruitment Office (PaedsNRO) at NHS England working across West Midlands is coordinating the national process for recruiting trainees into Paediatrics ST1 posts in the United Kingdom. 

Paediatric Level 1 for ST1 Information
Paediatrics is the specialty that manages medical conditions affecting infants, children and young people. It is a large and diverse branch of medicine with areas ranging from acute sub-specialties such as neonatal medicine and paediatric intensive care to community-based sub-specialties such as neurodisability.

Application Process & Eligibility Information
You can start your application via the Apply button.

The expected outcome of the training programme is CCT/CESR/CESR CP, subject to satisfactory progression and completion. Information on the length of training programme (subject to level of entry) can be found on the RCPCH website.

Before applying please read the Person Specification to assess your suitability for the post.

In the event of further training opportunities becoming available within this specialty in any of the programmes managed by the Paediatrics National Recruitment Office, shortlisted candidates may also be considered for these posts.

In order to assess whether or not you have the requisite competences or equivalent, refer to the Specialty Training website.

Please upload all required evidence of competences to your application form when completing it online. For those experiencing difficulties uploading evidence please contact PaedsNRO before the application deadline.

All medical practitioners have been added to the Shortage Occupation List in the UK. This means that all medical practitioners are exempt from the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) and can apply for any specialty in any recruitment round, subject to eligibility.

It is strongly suggested that you read the Medical Specialty Recruitment Applicant Guidance to familiarise yourself with the immigration information contained within.

Key Dates and Information
Online Interview dates and details can be viewed on the RCPCH website.

The expected duration of the programme is 7 years however the actual duration may depend on the circumstances of the individual. 

Please note that the Paediatrics National Recruitment Office and NHS England working across West Midlands have a strict application policy and will not accept applications submitted after the submissions deadline. 

The Postgraduate Dean confirms that these placements and/or programmes have the required educational and Dean’s approval. The Training Programme is equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently, wish to train less than full time or job share. 

Additional Information
Please visit RCPCH Website to find out the following information:

  • Indicative number of posts available
  • Online Interview Dates
  • Applicant guidance
  • Recruitment documents

Please be aware that although trainees’ preferences are considered when making decisions on placement, final decisions take into account the service needs of all sites within our training programmes.

Online Interview Process
Information on the online interview process is available from RCPCH Website

Document checking
When invited to online interview, candidates will be informed of all documents that they are required to show.

Programme Preferences
Programme preferences will be made available via the Oriel System as stated in the applicant guidance available from RCPCH Website

Pay Scales
Please follow the links below for information about salary scales in the participating nations.
England: https://www.nhsemployers.org/articles/pay-and-conditions-circulars-medical-and-dental-staff
Scotland: http://www.msg.scot.nhs.uk/pay/medical/junior-doctors
Wales: https://www.nhs.wales/hpb/nhs-pay-conditions/
Northern Ireland: https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/health/doh-hsc-tc8-03-2022.PDF

Enquiries
A general applicant guide can be downloaded from the Specialty Training website and the Paediatrics applicant guide is available from RCPCH Website 

During the recruitment window please visit RCPCH Website regularly to access up to date information relating to this vacancy and information about the recruitment process.

For any queries that cannot be answered by the methods above please contact PaedsNRO

If you require an application form in large font please contact PaedsNRO

Links

The following links were included within the advertisement. Some links may only be live or working during the application and recruitment window.

Documents

No documents were included within the advertisement. Recruitment documents can be obtained from the RCPCH website https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/apply-specialty-training-1

Application Form

For specialty-specific questions please visit the Paediatrics Specialty Specific Questions page.

For the generic application form questions applicable to all specialties please visit the application form page.

Competition Ratios

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For further information and all competition data please see the Competition Ratios page.

Fill Rates

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For regional fill rate data please see the Paediatrics Fill Rates page.