Shortlisting and sub-preferences

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Direct entry applications

Your application will be reviewed for shortlisting by a panel who score it against the criteria in the person specification. The panel members do not have access to any of the following information in your application form:

  • equal opportunities
  • fitness to practice
  • employment history
  • personal data

Applications are ranked in order of their total score. The highest scoring applicants go through to interview. In the event of tied scores, an algorithm is applied. Click this link for the shortlist key dates.

There are normally three interview places for each post. There is also a reserve list in case shortlisted applicants withdraw.

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In-service applications

Although you apply through the same process as direct entry applicants, your application does not go through shortlisting because you are not competing for a post. Once you have submitted your application you will proceed to the interview stage.

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Shortlisting outcomes

When shortlisting is complete, your status on Oriel will change to one of the following:

  • interview – you will be invited to interview (invite will be received from the NSHCS)
  • shortlisted reserve – you will be invited to interview (possibly at short notice) if a candidate in your chosen specialty withdraws
  • shortlist unsuccessful – your application will not progress further
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Choosing your sub-preferences/location

Direct entry applications

In the period between your invitation to interview and allocation to a training place, you will be asked to specify where in the country you want to train. The term used in Oriel for this is ‘sub-preferences’. Your interview score will be ranked, and this will be used with your sub-preferences rank to determine the training location to which you are allocated. Click this link to view the direct entry training post locations and specialties. The details may change during the recruitment process, so keep checking the website for the latest information.

In-service applications

You do not have to choose a specialty or location, as you can only apply for the training post for which you are being sponsored by your current employer. Your employer will provide you with an application code to enable you to complete the application form. You must provide evidence of your qualifications.