Specialty Applications

Clinical Oncology ST3 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:Clinical Oncology ST3
Post Type:Specialty Training
Post Commencing From: August 2024
Duration (months):60
Recruitment Lead:London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Recruiting For:England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Clinical Oncology ST3   

Applications are invited for a Clinical Oncology training programme at ST3 level across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. This is a national single selection centre co-ordinated by London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Recruitment team.   

This is for completion of  CCT/ CESR (CP) subject to satisfactory progression.  

All applicants applying to medical specialties are required to have essential competences or equivalent depending on the level they are applying for. For more information on competences please refer to the national person specification on the medical speciality website.

Please upload all required evidence of competences to your online application form when completing the application form online. For those experiencing difficulties when uploading evidence, please ensure you contact the team via the London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex portal:https://lasepgmdesupport.hee.nhs.uk/support/home?applicants 

Please note that there is a strict application policy that applications cannot be accepted after the deadline. 

The training programme is equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently, wish to train flexibly or job share.


You will be required to complete a self-assessment as part of your Oriel application. 

As part of the application process, you will be required to load supporting evidence to justify the self-assessment achievements you claim on your application form.  You should plan to have your documents ready to upload at point of application, the document upload window is available to view in the Clinical Oncology Applicant Guide.

Guidance will be available on Oriel on how to upload documents and it will be very important that applicants adhere to this to enable their evidence to be verified.

Reasonable Adjustments and Disability Confident Scheme

Please submit your request through your Oriel application form with your supporting documentation. For more information regarding the disability confident scheme please refer to https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/disability-confident-campaign

Eligibility Criteria for recruitment to Specialty Training – Immigration Requirements   

All medical practitioners are on the shortage occupation list, so all specialty recruitment applicants will be exempt from the resident labour market test.

Key dates & information  

A full timeline can be found in the Clinical Oncology ST3 Applicant Guide. 

In the event that the volume of eligible applicants exceeds the interview capacity, applications will be shortlisted for the purpose of reducing the number of applicants invited to interview to a number for which we can accommodate interviews for.  

Interview dates: Monday 15th April – Tuesday 16th April 2024

Interview venue: Remote Interviews. Please ensure you have access to computer with a microphone and camera. Further instructions will be supplied should you be invited to interview.  

Posts commence from: August 2024

Interview process: All interviews will be held remotely. For more information, please refer to the Supplementary Handbook.

Length of interview: Approximately 30 minutes –  40 minutes  

Interview structure: A multi-station interview which will cover different criteria from the person specification. 

Preferencing Posts: Preferencing will be made available via Oriel in 2024. More information will follow at a later stage. 

Contacts / Enquiries   

Please visit the London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Support Portalwhere you will find a series of FAQs, and you will be able to submit an enquiry to the London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Recruitment Team.  

Fitness to Practise

If you have made a positive declaration in the FTP section, you must contact London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex recruitment office via the support portal by the close of the application window. Failure to provide the outlined information by the close of application may result in your application being withdrawn.  


Indicative post numbers for each region can be found on the Clinical Oncology page of the Medical Training Recruitment website. Actual post numbers will be confirmed when invited to select programme preferences later in the round.

Salary scale

Please follow the links below for information about salary scales in the four UK nations.

England: https://www.nhsemployers.org/topics-networks/pay-pensions-and-reward/medical-and-dental-pay-and-contracts

Northern Ireland: http://www.nimdta.gov.uk/recruitment/trust-hr-information/;   

Scotland: http://www.msg.scot.nhs.uk/pay/medical/junior-doctors  

Wales: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/nhswalesaboutus/workingfornhswales/payconditions/payandconditionsresources


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

Applicant Support Portal – http://lasepgmdesupport.hee.nhs.uk/support/home?applicants
Clincal Oncology ST3 Self-Assessment Guide – https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/clinical-oncology/st3-clinical-oncology/clinical-oncology/clinical-oncology-st3-self-assessment-guidance
Clinical Oncology ST3 Applicant Guide – http://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/clinical-oncology
Fitness to Practise – http://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/fitness-to-practise
Medical Specialty Recruitment Website – http://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training
NHS Employers Website – http://www.nhsemployers.org/
Oriel FAQ’s – http://www.oriel.nhs.uk/Web/FAQContent
Oriel Resource Bank – http://www.oriel.nhs.uk/Web/ResourceBank
Person Specification – https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/person-specifications/person-specifications-2024/clinical-oncology-st3-2024
Royal College of Radiology – http://www.rcr.ac.uk/clinical-oncology/specialty-training
UK Visa and Immigration – http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration
Salary Pay Scales for England – https://www.nhsemployers.org/topics-networks/pay-pensions-and-reward/medical-and-dental-pay-and-contracts
Salary Pay Scales for Northern Ireland – http://www.nimdta.gov.uk/recruitment/trust-hr-information/
Salary Pay Scales for Scotland –  https://www.msg.scot.nhs.uk/pay/medical/junior-doctors
Salary Pay Scales for Wales – http://www.wales.nhs.uk/nhswalesaboutus/workingfornhswales/payconditions/payandconditionsresources


No documents were included in the advertisement. See the Links and Job Advert sections for links to further information and resources.

Application Form

For specialty-specific questions please visit the Clinical Oncology ST3 application form 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 Clinical Oncology fill rates page.