Recruitment timeline Specialty Recruitment applicant guide

Key recruitment dates for specialty recruitment for 2023 intake.

Important: Important

It is important that you familiarise yourself with which round the specialty that you wish to apply to is being recruited in as their timelines may vary.

Recruitment timelines for 2022 to 2023

For further information on the ACF recruitment process, please visit the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) website.

October 2022

Applications open

Date: Friday 7 October 2022

November 2022

Applications close

Date: Wednesday 2 November 2022

Interview window opens

Date: Monday 7 November 2022

January 2023

Interview window closes

Date: Friday 13 January 2023

Initial offers released

Date: Thursday 19 January 2023

Hold deadline

Date: Thursday 26 January 2023

Religious holidays

Wherever possible, recruitment offices will avoid religious holidays when planning interview dates, but this cannot be guaranteed. If you are unable to attend an interview date for this reason, you should contact the specialty Recruitment Lead at the earliest opportunity to establish if it is possible to make alternative arrangements.

Pregnancy and maternity leave

Specialty recruitment is organised in a number of nationally agreed recruitment rounds that all specialties adhere to. If you unable to attend the interviews due to pregnancy or maternity leave, you should contact the specialty Recruitment Lead at the earliest opportunity to enquire whether alternative interview arrangements can be accommodated.

Page last reviewed: 15 September 2022