You can express a preference for the specialism(s) you wish to train in in rank order (up to a maximum of 2 specialisms and direct entry only) during your application. If you are invited to interview you will then be asked to choose up to as many locations/employers as there are available in those specialisms in rank order.
As far as possible, successful direct entry applicants will be matched to posts based on the choice of specialisms identified in their application form and the choices of locations/employers chosen later in the application process.
Please note that by indicating a preferred location, you are agreeing to be based anywhere in that region and the clinical rotations in the first year may not necessarily all be available in the same region that you have applied. In accepting a post you should therefore be willing and able to travel in order to undertake the training. You should also note that in accepting an offer of training you will be committing to being based with that employer for the full 3 years.