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Oriel recruitment

Oriel was developed by Health Education England as a UK-wide recruitment system for postgraduate specialty medical, dental and public health training. Oriel enables applicants to register, view vacancies, apply, schedule and manage interviews within just one online portal.


After a successful pilot with over 3000 trainees in February 2014, Oriel was launched on 1 September 2014.

Whilst previous recruitment phases relied on over twenty systems across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, Oriel has brought about a major improvement in efficiency and consistency throughout the UK, introducing a centralised one-stop shop system for applicants.

Now it is live, it is expected that Oriel will further improve access to careers and recruitment information, decrease the time trainees spend on submitting applications, and decrease administration time to process applications and recruitment. Some of the new developments include improved security, compatibility for tablet and mobile devices, interactive FAQs, standardisation of emails and communications and the introduction of a single reporting mechanism.  

Oriel is expected to further embed the open, fair and effective processes for recruitment, selection and appointment by enabling all applicants and administrators to use the same solution.

Further information on Oriel and how to apply for each round can be found on the Oriel website.

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