National Otolaryngology (ENT) ST3 Recruitment.


The National Recruitment Office for ST3 Otolaryngology (ENT) is Health Education England - Yorkshire and the Humber. All posts have the required educational and Dean’s approval.

Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber is co-ordinating national recruitment for vacancies in ENT ST3 and LAT posts across England and Scotland.  Applications open at 10am on the 17th November 2022 and the closing date is 4pm on the 8th December 2022.  Interviews will be held online on the 23rd and 24th March 2023, (a round 2 is not expected in 2023).  Applicants submit one application electronically for all vacancies via the Oriel recruitment portal. 

In order to assess your suitability for ENT ST3 please refer to the national Person Specifications on the Specialty Training website. 

The "National Otolaryngology Handbook" and the "Self Assessment Guidance" is available in the Documents section of this webpage. 

Please note: All applicants must ensure they refer to the "ENT 2023 Self-assessment V2" document when completimg their self assessment scores and uploading their documents, not the 2022 version or the older 2023 version which was published for a few days in early November.

Candidate Webinar

The MDRS senior team held a webinar to address questions from candidates applying to all specialties in 2021 as well as offering guidance and advice. We recommend all candidates watch this in addition to reading the guidance. Please do note that the information was correct at the time of it being presented. the webinar can be found here.


Further sources of information 


New Immigration Ruling: 

With effect from 6 October 2019, all medical practitioners are on the Shortage Occupation List. This means that with the exception of all applicants to Public Health, all specialty recruitment applicants will be exempt from the RLMT; there will be no restriction on their appointment.


Important Information

For information and FAQ’s about how COVID-19 is affecting Medical and Dental recruitment, please see the information available on the specialty training website.



For information about the posts in each region please follow the links below to view the Local Office / Deanery websites: 

Local Office / Deanery

ST3 Vacancies

LAT Vacancies

 HEE East Midlands 4-5  n/a
 HEE East of England 0-1  n/a
 HEE North East 1-2  n/a
 HEE North West  0-4  n/a
 NHS Education for Scotland  4-6  0
 HEE South West (Peninsula) 2-3  n/a
 HEE South West (Severn)  1-2  n/a
 LaSE London Recruitment  tba  n/a
 LaSE HEE Kent, Surrey & Sussex  tba  n/a
 HEE Thames Valley 4-5  n/a
 HEE Wessex  1  n/a
 HEE West Midlands  0-7  n/a
 HEE Yorkshire and the Humber  0  n/a


All vacancy information is indicative and subject to change


A breakdown of NTN vacancies will be displayed above when available.

We currently expect there to be no English LAT vacancies in 2023.

All preference are to be confirmed and will be published when available. 

Please Note - The number of preferences a candidate receives in Oriel may be different to the number of vacancies. This is because some Preferences will have more than 1 vacancy. 

Recruitment Timeline

The recruitment process for National Otolaryngology (ENT) ST3 2020 will follow the timeline below:



 Applications Open  17th November 2022, 10am
 Application Deadline  8th December 2022, 4pm
 Longlisting  tbc
 Self-Assessment validation upload window  20th December 2022 to 5th January 2023
 Interviews  23rd & 24th March 2023
 Initial Offers Released by            20th April 2023, 5pm
 Holding Deadline  27th April 2023, 1pm
 Upgrade Deadline  27th April 2023, 4pm


All dates and times are indicative and subject to change

Additional Information