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 current round of CT1 Recruitment is Round 1 Re-Advert for posts commencing from August 2020. The Application window opened at 10am on Tuesday 25th February 2020 and closed at 4pm UK time on Thursday 12th March 2020. 

***UPDATE 18th March 2020***

Please see the following links for the latest on the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on specialty recruitment:

We can confirm that the interviews for CT1 Core Psychiatry Training taking place on Monday 20th April 2020 at the Etihad Stadium have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Further information about next steps will hopefully be available by end of week commencing 23rd March 2020. We will contact all affected applicants via Oriel message and by email.


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
    • All applicants will need to sit the Multi Specialty Recruitment Assessment between 3 - 11 January 2020
    • 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
    • Applicants who did not sit the MSRA in January 2020 (for any specialty) will need to sit the Multi Specialty Recruitment Assessment between 26th - 30th March 2020 - SEE COVID-19 UPDATE ABOVE
    • Interviews will take on Monday 20th April 2020 at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester - SEE COVID-19 UPDATE ABOVE
  • 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
    • Applicants who did not sit the MSRA in either January or March 2020 (for any specialty) will need to sit the Multi Specialty Recruitment Assessment between 3rd - 7th September 2020
    • Interviews will take place in late September/early October 2020 in Manchester (exact date to be confirmed)

    Last Reviewed: 19th March 2020