ST1 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Recruitment Overview

Welcome to National ST1 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Recruitment 

Health Education England and the Royal College of Psychiatry commenced a pilot run through training programme in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for the first time in 2018 for posts commencing in August 2018. This pilot will continue for the next recruitment round, for posts commencing from February 2021 (subject to post availability). 

Health Education England (North West Local Office) is coordinating the national process for recruiting trainees into these ST1 CAMHS posts.

For February 2021, it is anticipated that there will be up to 6 posts across England - details of the participating regions can be found via the indicative vacancies list under the Current Round section.

The current round of ST1 CAMHS Recruitment (Round 2 Re-Advert) for posts commencing from February 2021 will open for application at 10am UK time on Thursday 28th July and will close at 4pm UK time on Thursday 13th August 2020. 

Applications must be made via 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 note for 2020 there is a single application process for CT1 Core Psychiatry and ST1 Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, which is listed in Oriel as CT1 Core Psychiatry. Applicants have the opportunity to preference available posts in either or both specialties when preferences open (details can be found within the recruitment timeline and Applicant Guide). 

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: 15th July 2020