CT1 Core Surgical Training Recruitment At A Glance

Welcome to CT1 Core Surgical Training Recruitment at the North Western Deanery

Please scroll down the page or click on one of the links below to find out about Core Surgical Training recruitment and training in the North Western Deanery.

Recruitment Information | Recruitment Timetable | Programme Information | Employment Information

Next recruitment episode anticipated

New See here for April 2014 candidates' bulletin

Closed as of 5th December 2013

Recruitment Information

Specialty & Level (Type of Work)

CT1 Core Surgical Training (Themed)

Anticipated Number of Vacancies

51 x CT1

Fill Rate

Previous years' fill rates can be found here

Recruitment Round

Round 1, 2014 (starts November 2013)

Type of Recruitment

National - coordinated by the KSS Deanery/ Core Surgery National Recruitment Office

Qualifications & Professional Registration Required

Click here to access the 2014 person specifications

Eligibility Criteria

See here for Eligibility Criteria

Anticipated Start Date

Wednesday 6th August 2014

Competition Ratios

  • In round 1, 2012, there were around 1.9 applications for every post.

Contact Us


Pennine Recruitment Helpdesk 0161 604 5553

Application Process

Visit http://www.surgeryrecruitment.nhs.uk/ for details

Online Recruitment Portal

Click here to go direct to Intrepid: Pathway

or access via the Surgery Recruitment website

Provisional Recruitment Timetable



Advert appears

Monday 7th November 2013

Apply from

Tuesday 12th November 2013, 10am UK time

Closing Date

Thursday 5th December 2013, 5pm UK time


Not applicable

Invitations to Interview expected

January 2014 TBC

Interview Date(s)

20th - 31st January 2014 (across 10 working days)

Interview Location

Charing Cross Hotel, Central London

What to bring to interview

Refer to the Document Checking section of the Core Surgery website**


Travel Expense Claim Forms

Download Travel Expense Claim Form here

Offers from

No later than Wednesday 5th March 2014, 5pm UK time

Programme Information

Programme Details

See here

Role Description (or Job Description if available)

Will be provided in due course

Training Locations

See the Sector Guide for Core Surgery OR

Map of Core Surgery training locations OR

Anticipated Duration of Programme

2 years

Anticipated Outcome of Programme (subject to satisfactory progression)

Completion of Core Training in Surgery

See Gold Guide for further details

Expected Rotation Information

Usually 6 month blocks

Sample Rotation

See below for break-down of tracks by theme

GMC Trainees' Survey link

GMC Training Survey Tool

Employment Information


Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Salary Scale / Basic Pay

Refer to NHS Employers' Pay Circular  (M&D, latest issue, Specialty Registrar - Core Training)

National Terms & Conditions

Junior Doctors' Terms & Conditions of Service

Travel and relocation expenses policy

Refer to paragraphs 277 - 308 in the Junior Doctors' Terms & Conditions of Service.

For Relocation Expenses, also see Pennine Lead Employer Policies' page

Other Policies & Guidance

Click here for Lead Employer policies.

Click here for Deanery policies.

Last reviewed: 19th December 2013


Hospitals Sites for Core Surgical Training Updated for 2014

Please note that we are only able to offer to theme for recruitment 2014. We do intend to have an allocation process once offers have been accepted. However, at this time, we cannot confirm full track details for 2014 and feel it is better to offer to theme rather than to tracks that may subsequently have to be changed.

Please note number of posts per theme are subject to change. We hope to have final numbers by theme available in late January/early February 2014.



Anticipated vacancies**

Cardiothoracic Surgery



Please see also details of ST1 Cardiothoracic Surgery run through post




General Surgery






Please also see details of ST1 OMFS run through post

Trauma & Orthopaedics



Paediatric Surgery



Plastic Surgery







Blue = North Sector Trusts

Green = South Sector Trusts

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Proposed break-down of tracks by theme for 2013

Theme Major Specialty Minor Specialty
Cardiothoracic Surgery 18 months of Cardiothoracic Surgery 6 months of General Surgery
ENT 18 months of ENT Usually 6 months of General Sugery but sometimes Plastic Surgery instead
General Surgery 18 months of General Surgery 6 months of either Urology, Orthopaedics, ENT or Cardiothoracic Surgery
OMFS 4 x 6 months placements in OMFS Including ENT, General Surgery, Neurosurgery and Plastic Surgery
Paediatric Surgery 12 months of Paediatric Surgery 12 months in either Orthopaedics and General Surgery or Orthopaedics and ENT
Plastic Surgery 18 months of Plastic Surgery 6 months of General Surgery or Orthopaedics
T&O 18 months of Orthopaedics 6 months of General Surgery and sometimes Plastic Surgery instead
Urology 18 months of Urology 6 months of General Surgery