Specialty recruitment

Recruitment and selection into Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine training posts in England, Scotland, and Wales is carried out through a nationally coordinated process run by HEE London and South East Recruitment.  

All information about the process, including access to the application portal, interview structure and applicant guidelines, will be published on the ORIEL recruitment system.

All enquiries about the process should be directed to HEE London and South East Recruitment through their support portal. Please note the College is not able to answer queries about individual applications.

Specialty Recruitment Assessment (SRA)

In line with a number of other specialties, a Specialty Recruitment Assessment (SRA) test was incorporated into radiology recruitment in 2016. All applicants are required to sit the SRA at a test centre in January of the recruitment year. Applicants are ranked according to their SRA score and invitations to interview are circulated on the basis of rank until all available 600 interview slots are filled. Full details of the test, including the available test venues in the UK and overseas, will be published on the ORIEL recruitment system when applications open

The selection day

Any details that applicants need to know about the selection day will be provided as part of the application process. 

2021 recruitment timeline 

Applications period5 November to 1 December 2020
MSRA invitations circulatedBy 5 December 2020
MSRA Assessment Window28 January to 12 February 2021
MSRA results publishedBy 26 February 2021
Invitations to interview circulatedBy 19 February 2021
Remote Microsoft Teams InterviewsTuesday 9 March to Friday 12 March 2021
Initial offers circulatedBy 17:00 pm Monday 12 April 2021


Applicant enquiries

All enquiries should be directed to HEE London and South East Recruitment through the applicant enquiries portal.

Accredited transferable competencies

Because of the nature of radiology training, there are currently no arrangements in place to recognise “accredited transferable competencies” from previous training in other specialties.