CT1 Core Psychiatry Training Recruitment Overview


Welcome to National CT1 Psychiatry Training Recruitment 

The recruitment for all CT1 Psychiatry training posts in England, Scotland and Wales is the responsibility of the National Psychiatry Recruitment Office, based within Health Education England's North West Local Office.

Northern Ireland continues to operate its own recruitment process for psychiatry. For further details please visit the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training website

The next round of CT1 Recruitment is Round 2 Re-Advert for posts commencing from February 2020. You must apply via Oriel. The Application window will open at 10am (UK time) on Tuesday 30th July 2019 and will close at 4pm (UK time) on Thursday 15th August 2019. Late applications will not be accepted. Interviews will take place on Thursday 3rd October 2019, at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. 

Please read the applicants’ guide in full before applying, this can be found under the ‘Guidance Documents’ tab.

Application Portal (please click logo to access webpage)

2020 National Recruitment Timetable

For reference purposes only, following the next Recruitment round detailed above, there will be no further reruitment rounds for CT1 Core Psychiatry in the 2019 timetable. Details of the 2020 timetable can be found below.

  • Round 1A for posts commencing from August 2020
    • Applications open at 10am (UK time) on Thursday 7th November 2019
    • Applications close at 4pm (UK time) on Friday 29th November 2019
    • Interviews will take place in two locations (England & Scotland) as follows:
      • Thursday 6th February 2020 (Etihad Stadium, Manchester)
      • Friday 7th February 2020 (Etihad Stadium, Manchester)
      • Tuesday 11th February 2020 (Etihad Stadium, Manchester)
      • Wednesday 12th February 2020 (Etihad Stadium, Manchester)
      • Plus one date in Scotland - venue and date to be confirmed within the coming months
  • Round 1R for posts commencing from August 2020
    • Applications open at 10am (UK time) on Tuesday 25th February 2020
    • Applications close at 4pm (UK time) on Thursday 12th March 2020
    • Interviews will take place in April 2020 in Manchester (exact date to be confirmed)
  • Round 2R for posts commencing from February 2021
    • Applications open at 10am (UK time) on Tuesday 28th July 2020
    • Applications close at 4pm (UK time) on Thursday 13th August 2020
    • Interviews will take place in late September/early October 2020 in Manchester (exact date to be confirmed)

    Last Reviewed: 6th June 2019