What is the shortlisting process?
Shortlisting will be carried out on a national basis by appropriately qualified professional panels who will be representative of employers, professional bodies and HEIs delivering the MSc programmes.
Panel members will shortlist against agreed criteria, based on the skills, knowledge and values required for the training scheme, and will score applications independently.
Scores will be ranked and those individuals with the highest scores will be invited to interview. Please refer to the interviews information for further details.
How many applicants will be shortlisted for each post?
Usually three times as many applicants will be shortlisted as commissioned training posts.
However, ratios may be increased/decreased for some specialisms dependent on number of applications received in order to maximise the opportunity for all available posts to be filled to meet workforce demand or as a result of constraints of interview capacity/availability. Decreasing the ratio will be avoided where possible.
A reserve list of applicants will be identified equal to the number of commissions agreed for that specialism or theme which will be drawn upon if first choice applicants do not confirm their interview place, or subsequently withdraw from the process.
Who will inform me if I have been shortlisted?
The School will inform you on the outcome of your application and whether you have been shortlisted. You will be provided with the dates of the interviews for the specialism/theme you have applied for.
Please respond to your invitation to interview within 2 working days and confirm your place. You will then be able to choose and book your interview time online.
If you do not confirm your interview booking via Oriel by the interview deadline, your interview slot will be offered to the next ranked individual. You must make sure you confirm your attendance within the timescales provided.