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National Public Health Specialty Training Recruitment

Recruitment to Public Health specialty training posts in the UK is through a national selection process led by the Public Health National Recruitment Office (PHNRO).

There is one round of recruitment starting in November each year. Successful applicants take up post in August the following year. The number of vacancies changes each year: there are usually 60-90 places offered.

Information about the recruitment process for the next intake can now be found here.

For ALL enquiries about the recruitment and selection process please contact

You can hear from some of the Educational Supervisors and what they do in the videos below.

Victor Joseph - Consultant in Public Health at Doncaster Council


Caron Walker - Chief Officer & Consultant in Public Health at Leeds City Council


Carrie Abbott - Consultant in Public Health at Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council


Duncan Cooper - Consultant in Public Health at Bradford Council


Anna Hartley - Director of Public Health at Wakefield Council


Andrew Lee - Consultant in Public Health at Sheffield City Council


Reciprocal mentoring

You can read Anna Hartley’s testimonial on reciprocal mentoring here.

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