ST1 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Recruitment Overview

Welcome to National ST1 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Recruitment 

Health Education England and the Royal College of Psychiatry commenced a pilot run through training programme in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for the first time in 2018 for posts commencing in August 2018. This pilot will continue for the next recruitment round, for posts commencing from August 2021 (subject to post availability). 

Health Education England (North West Local Office) is coordinating the national process for recruiting trainees into these ST1 CAMHS posts.


The current round of ST1 CAMHS Recruitment (Round 2 Re-Advert) for posts commencing from February 2021 has now closed. 

For August 2021, it is anticipated that there will be up to 14 posts across England - details of the participating regions can be found via the indicative vacancies list will appear under the Current Round section ahead of the application window opening.

The next round of ST1 CAMHS Recruitment (Round 1A) for posts commencing from August 2021 will open for application at 10am UK time on Thursday 5th November 2020 and will close at 4pm UK time on Tuesday 1st December 2020.

Applications must be made via New Oriel (a link to the applicant portal is provided below). Applications must be submitted by the above deadline. Late applications will not be accepted. 


Please note there is a single application process for CT1 Core Psychiatry and ST1 Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, which is listed in Oriel as CT1 Core Psychiatry. Applicants have the opportunity to preference available posts in either or both specialties when preferences open (details can be found within the recruitment timeline and Applicant Guide). 

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)  



Last Reviewed: 8th October 2020