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 1A for posts commencing from August 2020. The Application window will open in Oriel on Thursday 7th November 2019 and will close at 4pm UK time on Thursday 28th November 2019. Late applications will not be accepted. Interviews will take place in two locations (England & Scotland) as follows:

    • Wednesday 5th February 2020 (Scotland, Marriott Hotel, Glasgow)
    • 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)

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, the full 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 Thursday 28th November 2019
    • Interviews will take place in two locations (England & Scotland) as follows:
      • Wednesday 5th February 2020 (Scotland, Marriott Hotel, Glasgow)
      • 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)
  • 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 on Monday 20th April 2020 at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester
  • 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: 11th October 2019