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 Psychiatry National Recruitment Office, based within Health Education England's North West Local Office. Please note for 2021 recruitment, Northern Ireland will also join the national recruitment process, managed by the Psychiatry National Recruitment Office. Northern Ireland applicants are therefore advised to follow the applicant guidance contained in the following web pages and that applications must be made via the single Core Psychiatry vacancy application contained within Oriel, once open (see application window dates below).


The current round of CT1 Recruitment (Round 1 for posts commencing from August 2021 has now closed. 


The next round of CT1 Recruitment for posts commencing from February 2022 will open for applications at 10am (UK Time) on Tuesday 27th July 2021 and will close at 4pm (UK Time) on Tuesday 17th August 2021.

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 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: 1st April 2021