Specialty recruitment

Recruitment and selection into Clinical Oncology training posts across the whole of the UK is carried out through a nationally coordinated process run on behalf of the College by HEE London and South East (LaSE) Recruitment.  Two rounds are held each year, one in the Spring and one in the Autumn.  

Information on available posts can be found on the Oriel website once the application window is open and on the LaSE Clinical Oncology page. The Applicant Guide, which gives all the information candidates need can be downloaded from the Oriel website. Any enquires about the recruitment process should be sent through the applicant enquiries portal.

An overview of the process and timelines is below.

Clinical oncology training programmes

Every training programme in the UK has it's own unique characteristics and strengths. When applying for a clinical oncology training post and deciding which posts to preference take some time to look at what each programme has to offer. You will find links to each programme's website information and to flyers with more information on the clinical oncology training programmes page.

Recruitment process

  • Applications are submitted as a single Unit of Application (UoA) using the ORIEL online recruitment system. 
  • Applicants preference their preferred deaneries on application, excluding themselves from a geography or stating no preference. 
  • Longlisting is conducted by the LaSE team. 
  • Interviews are held in central London over two days.
  • The offers process is managed by the LaSE team through Oriel. 


2017 Round One

Advertisements:                    Wednesday 25 January 2017
Applications open:                 Wednesday 1 February 2017 (10:00hrs)
Applications close:                Wednesday 22 February 2017 (16:00hrs)
Interviews:                           Thursday 6 and Friday 7 April 2017
Initial offers released by:       Thursday 27 April 2017 (17:00hrs)
Hold deadline:                        Wednesday 3 May 2017 (13:00hrs)
Upgrade deadline:                  Friday 5 May 2017 (16:00hrs)
Hierarchical deadline:            Tuesday 9 May 2017

Round Two (approximate)

August: Application window open
Late September: Interviews
Early-Mid October: Offers circulated


All enquires about the recruitment process should be sent through the applicant enquiries portal. Please note, the College is not able to answer questions or resolve issues concerning specific applications. These must be sent through the LaSE portal.