How do I apply for the HSST?
All applications are made via the online application portal Oriel.
We recommend that all applicants read through the HSST information available on our website before submitting their application.
Frequently asked questions
If you are applying through direct entry you can only apply to one specialism, which you will need to indicate on the application form.
If you are an in service applicant you can only apply for the nominated post from your employer.
The timescales for the 2020 recruitment will be published later this year.
Yes; you are still required to complete the application and demonstrate that you have the support of your employer, and the skills and experience required.
Direct entry are new posts created specifically for the purpose of training and open to competition by application. Applicants follow the whole programme full-time (except for any exemptions) during which they hold a fixed-term five year training contract of employment with the host organisation.
In-service are existing clinical scientist posts that are used by employers to support nominated individuals for HSST (as long as they reach the entry standard for HSST). They must hold a substantive contract of employment in the NHS specialism for which they are applying.
Both direct entry and in service applicants must apply online. For direct entry applicants the interview stage is competitive however, for in service applicants the interview stage is for benchmarking and appointment.
You will be notified by email/text if you are invited to the next stage or you can check your progress via Oriel.