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The recruitment round for 2015
will begin in the autumn of 2014. Prospective applicants should
note some changes to eligibility criteria from the 2014
Details of the recruitment cycle for August 2015 will be
published on the following webpages: www.fph.org.uk/training.
Potential applicants are advised to revisit these pages regularly
as it is possible that some elements may change and in case there
are updates to processes in place at any stage up until
The process for recruitment will be the same
as previously: online application; eligibility checks; selection in
two stages (written tests, interviews and a group exercise)
The person specification for applicants into
public health specialty training can be accessed on these pages and
on the Faculty of Public Health webpages
Specific detailed information about the
arrangements for recruiting academic clinical fellows in line with
general specialty recruitment can be found on the FPH webpages
There are detailed Frequently Asked
Questions on the Faculty Public Health website which may help to
answer any queries.
The 2014 recruitment round will begin
on 11 November 2014. The timetable is as
Advert: 6 November 2014
Applications open: 1000, 11 November 2014
Applications close: 1700, 4 December 2014
Eligibility checks: 4. – 18 December
Invitations to written tests: 23 December 2014
Assessment Centres: 14 January 2015
Selection Centre: w/b 23 February 2015
All first offers will be made by 13 March 2015
Potential applicants are advised to
note these dates. Potential applicants are also advised that all
correspondence will be by automated e-mail with short windows for
responding to invitations to stages of the process. Applicants will
need regular access to e-mail.
Recruitment for Public
Health is managed nationally with applicants making a single
application with expressed preference for specific programmes and,
for some programmes, geographical zones. Assessment and selection
is standardised across England Scotland, and Wales (Northern
Ireland may interview independently but use the same methodology).
The Public Health specialty training programme selection process
uses evidence based and validated selection methodology.
We recruit into the
programme annually, in line with national guidance and
requirements. Our programme is open to candidates from medical and
non-medical backgrounds according to nationally agreed eligibility
criteria. Queries regarding recruitment to the Wessex Deanery
programme should be directed to the Programme Director, Dr Julie
Parkes at the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recruitment into public health follows a
nationally standardised process which is coordinated through the
East Midlands Deanery with local input at deanery level.
National specialty training information for
all specialties can be accessed through the national specialty
Please be certain that you are reading the correct version of these
pages as relevant to the 2014 round of appointments.
Potential applicants are encouraged to read
current guidance on immigration issues.
National vacancies* declared as at
September 2014 are:
East of England (North zone/South zone)
North West (breakdown to be confirmed)
London, Kent, Surrey, Sussex (breakdown to be
Yorkshire and Humber
Defence Medical Services (only for
*please note these numbers may change
slightly in the run up to applications opening
The expected start date for successful applicants is
August 2015 except where successful applicants meet criteria for a
Further details of the recruitment process are given below. The
application process will be run electronically and all
communications will be by e-mail through an automated system.
Applicants should remain regularly in touch with their nominated
email address to check their application status and for required
Applicants will make a single electronic
application and will be required to state, in preference order,
their programmes, or relevant sub programmes, of choice. Offers to
applicants meeting the minimum required standards at interview will
be made according to the final ranking scores in line with
expressed preferences until all spaces are filled in all
programmes. Applicants are advised to think carefully about
preferencing. Final scores take account of written test scores as
well as interview scores.
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