Guidance on applying to STP direct entry posts

Information on how to apply, what you need to do and when you should do it.


This guidance aims to provide information for applicants and employers on the 2024 national recruitment and selection process for direct entry to the STP, including:

  • national advertising
  • recruitment and selection
  • allocation of trainees to host training placements
  • roles and responsibilities
  • employment of trainees by NHS Trusts

Employers involved in recruitment, and their human resources departments, should read this guidance in full.

If you need further information or advice, please email