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 . 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 (one day in Round 2).
  • The offers process is managed by the LaSE team through Oriel. 


2018 Round One 

Adverts: 24 January 2018
Application window: 10am 31 January to 4pm 21 February 2018
Interviews: 13 & 14 March 2018
Initial offers released by: 4pm 26 April 2018
Hold deadline: 1pm 2 May 2018
Upgrade deadline: 4pm 4 May 2018
Hierarchical deadline: 4pm 8 May 2018

Round Two (approximate)

Applications open:    Late July
Applications close:    Mid August 
Interviews: Late August-Early October


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.