Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ST1

Job reference: 035415

Location: Various

Job closing date: 01/12/2020

Job posted date: 02/11/2020

Salary: Current Salary will apply

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Medical and Dental

Hours of work: 40

Department: TPM-SMT

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland


Scotland is recruiting to Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ST1 programmes for August 2021 start dates.

To apply, please visit:

Scotland is unique, being the only location in the UK with training opportunities in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at ST1 level.

These training programmes will lead to CCT/CESR subject to satisfactory progression. The Postgraduate Dean confirmed that this programme has the required educational and Dean’s approval. The Training Programme is open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently, wish to train less than full time, subject to approval.

Further information on the Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery training programme in Scotland can be found here on the Scottish Medical Training website.

Application Process

The application period will run from 10:00 (GMT) Thursday 5th November 2020 until 16:00 (GMT) Tuesday 1st December 2020, subject to the conditions of the Applicant’s Guide and process.

Applicants can register now via the link on the hyperlinks tab. You can start your application via the 'Apply' button, when applications open.

Before applying please ensure that you read the Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery ST1 Person Specification and Applicant Guide, which are available on the hyperlinks tab.

When completing your application form please ensure that you upload evidence of the required competences, prior to submitting your form. For those having trouble uploading their evidence please ensure that this is emailed to the recruitment team prior to the closing date and time.

Applicants can view the Applicant Guide and Person Specification as well as other information relevant to Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery training in the recruitment section of the Scottish Medical Training Website.

Selection Process

For 2021 recruitment, due to the ongoing global pandemic each specialty has developed two approved recruitment plans; Plan A is the specialty’s preferred selection process, Plan B will be adopted, on a specialty by specialty basis, should delivery of Plan A become impossible. 

For Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery ST1 the following recruitment plans will be followed:

Plan A

  • Verification of self-assessment scores
  • Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to an online 30-minute interview covering the following areas: Handover, Clinical & Portfolio Review
  • Appointment will be based on the following weightings:
    • Shortlisting – 25%
    • Handover – 25%
    • Clinical – 25%
    • Portfolio – 25%

Plan B

  • Appointments will be made on 100% of the verified shortlisting score.

Further details can be found in the Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery 2021 applicant guide available on the Documents tab of this vacancy or here on the Scottish Medical Training website

Indicative Vacancies

Candidates will be able to preference available posts within the Scotland Deanery. Indicative vacancies are shown below, however, these are subject to change.

Current Indicative Vacancies for Scotland: 12

Immigration Guidance

The Home Office determine the legislation regarding eligibility for non-UK nationals to enter training programmes, prospective applicants must ensure they are aware of the changes in legislation and how this may impact on their eligibility to be considered for training posts if they are non-UK nationals.

BREXIT - We would like to bring to the attention of all applicants the potential impact Brexit may have on your application, employment and training in the UK. We therefore encourage you to refer to the UK Government website for further information and advice.

Please note: any notification of new legislation set down by Home Office which may impact on any of our applicants between recruitment opening and offers being issued will be deemed applicable to this recruitment process.


An applicants’ guide can be downloaded from the documents tab or here on the Scottish Medical Training website.

During the recruitment round please visit the Recruitment pages of the Scottish Medical Training website regularly to access up-to-date information relating to this vacancy and information about the recruitment process.

If you have any further questions please contact: