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 August 2020. NB. There are no further recruitment rounds for this run-through specialty in 2019.

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

For August 2020, it is anticipated that there will be up to 20 posts across England during Round 1 (incorporating Round 1A and Round 1 Re-Advert) - 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 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 ST1 CAMHS 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 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)  

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