National Urology ST3 Recruitment.


The national Recruitment Office for ST3 Urology is Health Education England - Yorkshire and the Humber

Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber is co-ordinating national recruitment for vacancies in Urology ST3 and LAT posts across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Applications open at 10am on the 30th January and the closing date is 4pm on the 21st February 2019.  All interviews will be held Leeds on the 7th and 8th March 2019 (subject to change), (a round 2 is not expected in 2019).  Applicants submit one application electronically for all vacancies via the Oriel recruitment portal.

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

The "National Urology Handbook" and the "Self Assessment Guidence" will be available shortly.

Further sources of information


Please Note:- February MRCS Exam Results

Applicants sitting the February 2019 MRCS exams that do not expect their results until approximately the 15th March 2019 are eligible to apply on this occasion.

Applicants must provide evidence at interview that they sat the February 2019 MRCS exam, then email evidence of passing the exam to by no later than the 20th March 2019. Failure to provide evidence of sitting the exam at the interview or failure to provide evidence of passing the exam by the 20th March2019 may result in being removed from the process.



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


A breakdown of NTN vacancies will be displayed below when available

We currently expect there to be no English LAT vacancies in 2019.


PLEASE NOTE:- The number of preferences a candidate recieves in Oriel may be different to the number of vacancies. This is because some Preferencies will have more than 1 vacancy.



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


Local Office / Deanery

ST3 Vacancies  

LAT Vacancies  

 HEE East Midlands 1 NA
 HEE East of England 1 NA
 HEE North East 2 NA
 HEE North West (North West) 5 NA
 HEE North West (Mersey) 6 NA
 NHS Education for Scotland 9 0
 HEE South West 0 NA
 LaSE London Recruitment 14 NA
 LaSE HEE Kent, Surrey & Sussex 5 NA
 HEE Thames Valley 1 NA
 HEE Wessex 0 NA
 HEE West Midlands 3 NA
 HEE Yorkshire and the Humber 5 NA
 Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency   1 0
 Wales Deanery 3 1

 NA - Not applicable

 TBC- To be confirmed

 All vacancy information is indicative and subject to change

Recruitment Timeline

The recruitment process for National Urology ST3 2018 will follow the timeline below:

**Interview date is subject to change 



Applications Open  30th January 2019, 10am
Application Deadline  21st February 2019, 4pm
Longlisting  TBC
Shortlisting  N/A
Interviews  7th and 8th March 2019**
Initial Offers Released by            By 25th April 2019, 5pm
Holding Deadline  1st May 2019, 1pm
Upgrade Deadline  3rd May 2019, 4pm

Applications will only be accepted through the 2019 Oriel Recruitment Portal

If you would like to learn more about the introduction of Oriel please click here

For further guidance on creating an account, registering and submitting your application using the system please refer to the Oriel Applicant guide.

Application Deadline

The deadline for submitting applications is 16:00 on 20th February 2019. After this time no applications will be accepted. There will be no exceptions to this deadline. You are advised to complete and submit your application ahead of the deadline to allow for any unforeseen problems.

Eligibility & Longlisting

The eligibility criteria for National Urology ST3 2019 are listed in the 2019 Person Specification. It is an applicant’s responsibility to demonstrate that they meet the eligibility criteria.

All applications will be assessed against the eligibility criteria during longlisting. Any applications which do not meet the eligibility criteria will be longlisted out of the process and will not progress to the next stage.

“By allowing applicants to progress to the interview stage, Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber HAS NOT accepted or confirmed that applicants meet all eligibility requirements.  This includes immigration status, evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies or equivalent, and requisite length of time in training as per the relevant national person specification.  This list is not exhaustive, and is applicable to all eligibility criteria.  Applicants may still be withdrawn from the application process at any stage, including after the interviews have taken place, if the evidence pertaining to an eligibility criterion is found to be unsatisfactory by Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber.”


We are currently not expecting to shortlist applications, however if the number of longlisted applications exceed the interview capacity a shortlisting process may be introduced.


Interview Dates and Venue

The interviews for National Urology ST3 2019 will take place in Leeds at Elland Road Football Stadium on the 7th and 8th March 2019.

Please click here for directions and for more information about the venue.

Documents Required at Interview

There are a number of documents that you are required to bring with you to interview.

Please bring the following documents:

  • Your Portfolio with a separate section at the front containing specific evidence to be reviewed as part of the portfolio station (details to be communicated to applicants in due course).
  • Original passport AND 1 COPY OF signature/photograph pages.
  • Original current GMC Proof of Registration AND 1 COPY
  • Original evidence of right to work in the UK AND 1 COPY
  • Evidence that you have been awarded or successfully completed all parts of MRCS AND 1 COPY

Interview Format

Please note:- Candidates should expect a period of waiting between their arrival time and interview, this is essential and to allow for documents to be checked and portfolios to be collected and studied by the assessors. We therefore suggest candidates bring some food and a book or other silent form of entertainment.

The interviews will consist of the following 5 stations: 

  • Portfoliio
  • Clinical Scenario (Out Patient)
  • Clinical Scenario (Emergency)
  • Communication
  • Skills

Each station has been designed to assess the selection criteria on the Person Specification. You will rotate round all four stations during the interview process, this may not be in the order outlined above.

Travel and Subsistence Expenses

Applicants attending interviews are entitled to a travel and subsistence allowance. For more information please follow the link at the right of this page. You are advised to read the guidance document in full before incurring any expenses.

Completed claim forms should be submitted to:

Health Education England Yorkshire and the Humber (PGMDE)
Willow Terrace Road
University of Leed
Claim forms must be received within three months of your interview date. Claim forms received after three months will not be processed. Receipts must be attached for all travel claimed except mileage.



You will be asked to rank your preferences using the Oriel Recruitmnent Portal. You will receive an email when Preferencing is available.

All Offers through the Oriel Recruitment system

The Oriel Recruitment Portal will be used to make all offers to training posts in 2019.

Allocation to Posts

Successful candidates will be allocated to posts in rank order:

  • The highest ranked candidate will be allocated to their first preferenced post.
  • The second ranked candidate will be allocated to their first preferenced post unless it has already been allocated to the first ranked candidate in which case they will be allocated their second preferenced post.
  • The third ranked candidate will be allocated to their first preferenced post unless it has already been allocated to the first or second ranked candidates. If it has, they will be allocated their second preferenced post unless this has been allocated to the first or second ranked candidates in which case they will be offered their third preference.

This process will continue until all posts are allocated or there are no more appointable candidates.

Any offer made through this recruitment process is an offer of an allocation to a training programme; it is not an offer of employment. Offers of employment can only be by an employing organisation following completion of satisfactory pre-employment checks.

Receiving and Responding to Offers

If you are offered a post you will have 48 hours from the time of your offer, excluding weekends (but not bank holidays), to decide whether to accept, reject or hold it. You must respond to the offer through the Oriel Recruitment Portal. No other form of response will be accepted.


For more information about responding to offers, please refer to the Oriel Applicant Guide which can be downloaded from

  • (but not bank holidays)



Feedback will be provided at three stages of the recruitment process:


If you are not longlisted you will be provided with the reasons for this. If you are longlisted you will receive an email inviting you to book an interview.

Interview Ranking

You will be able to view your total interview score and rank online through their Oriel account once offers are released. Please note that a thorough Quality Assurance and validation process is carried out on all applicants’ scores following the interviews. No scores will be released until this process is complete.

Interview Scores

Following the conclusion of the offers process, all applicants will be able to view a breakdown of their interview scores including the scores they achieved in each interview station online through their Oriel account.

Additional Information