Oriel is the UK-wide portal and recruitment system for postgraduate training vacancies. You use Oriel to submit your application

All applications must be made electronically using the Oriel recruitment portal by the specified deadline.

Applicants will need to create an account on the Oriel recruitment system before applying for a vacancy. Full details can be found in the Oriel Applicant User guide in the Oriel resource bank.  Once you have created an account you can register your personal information. You should create an account on Oriel to generate a username and password and you then complete the registration process.


You can register your details on Oriel before the application window opens.

To register, go to Oriel and click on Account Registration. You will not be able to access the online application form until the application window opens.

You will be asked to provide:

  • your name
  • a valid email address – ensure you register with a secure and individual email address which you check regularly
  • password – at least 8 characters in length and contains at least one upper case letter and one numeric value

Once the system has validated these details you will be taken to the selection page where you can choose the specialty you are applying for and the relevant recruitment round and year. You will not see details of specific posts until preferencing has opened.

Important: Applications

Applications must be submitted online. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants are advised to read through the application form and the essential guidance to understand what further documents may be required for upload in order that they leave sufficient time to source these.

Old versions of any supporting documents may not be accepted.

Access the online portal.

The closing date for applications is 4pm on 23 November 2023.

All posts in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales will be recruited in accordance with the specifications. Applicants are advised to read the FAQs available via these web pages. In particular, the criteria around eligibility are very specific and careful attention should be paid to these in advance of an application for public health specialty training. 

Important: Important

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