Number of posts and competition ratios

The information on this page is in the process of being updated for the 2022 round. Potential applicants should therefore check back for the latest information which will appear over the coming weeks.

Programme No of posts 2022 - indicative (subject to change) Competition ratios 2021 data -   Ratio (posts: eligible first choice applications) Job/Programme Descriptions
DMS 2 Posts in the Defence Medical Services are open only to currently serving officers  
East Midlands   3 (10:34)  East Midlands
East of England   9 (4:37)  East of England
London and South East   18 (15:266)  London and South East
North East 1 - 3 8 (4:30)  North East
North West   7 (12:83)  North West
Northern Ireland   6 (4:22) Northern Ireland
Scotland   6 (11:62)  Scotland
South West 5 13 (5:64)  South West
Thames Valley 3 6 (5:32)  Thames Valley
Wales 0 - 3 9 (3:26)  Wales
Wessex 5 - 6 5 (3:15)  Wessex
West Midlands   5 (12:62)  West Midlands
Yorkshire and Humber   5 (10:53)  Yorkshire and Humber
Total posts      
Overall ratio   8 (98:786)  

 

Competition ratios 2020

Programme Competition ratios 2020
DMS Posts in the Defence Medical Services are open only to currently serving officers
East Midlands 5 (8:43)
East of England 6 (8:46)
London and South East 14 (17:234)
North East 7 (4:29)
North West 7 (10:73)
Scotland 11 (5:53)
South West 14 (3:43)
Thames Valley 8 (4:31)
Wales 13 (2:26)
Wessex 6 (2:12)
West Midlands 7 (7:51)
Yorkshire and Humber 6 (7:45)
Overall ratio 9 (77:686)

 

Competition ratios 2019

Programme Competition ratios 2019
DMS Posts in the Defence Medical Services are open only to currently serving officers
East Midlands 4 (9:37)
East of England 4 (8:32)
London and South East 13 (17:224)
North East 5 (5:27)
North West 8 (8:60)
Scotland 20 (2:41)
South West 7 (7:51)
Thames Valley 4 (5:22)
Wales 2 (5:9)
Wessex 5 (2:9)
West Midlands 4 (10:44)
Yorkshire and Humber 8 (6:45)
Overall ratio 7 (84:601)

Competition ratios 2018

Programme Competition ratio 2018
DMS Posts in the Defence Medical Services are open only to currently serving officers
East Midlands 5 (6:29)
East of England 6 (6:35)
London and South East 10 (22:211)
North East 14 (2:27)
North West 9 (8:70)
Scotland 12 (4:49)
South West 7 (8:52)
Thames Valley 8 (3:25)
Wales 0 (0:0)
Wessex 10 (2:20)
West Midlands 5 (9:49)
Yorkshire and Humber 7 (6:39)
Overall ratio 8 (76:606)

 Cumulative competition ratios - pre 2018

Programme Competition ratios 2011 - 2017 data -   Ratio (posts: eligible first choice applications) [2017 data in brackets]
DMS Posts in the Defence Medical Services are open only to currently serving officers
East Midlands 4 (41:179); 5 [5:27)
East of England 5 (52:252); 5 [5:26] 
London and South East SW London, Surrey & Sussex: 8 (36:276); 8 [6:45];
SE London & Kent: 7 (36:249); 8 [6:45];
North London: 24 (28:640); 18 [6:108]                         
North East 8 (23:175); 8 [4:33]
North West Cumbria/Lancs: 3 (23:52); 1 [4:4];
Cheshire/Merseyside: 8 (22:176); 9 [4:36];
Gt Manchester: 8 (22:176); 10 [3:30]
Scotland 7 (25:184); 9 [5:44]
South West 6 (32:187); 6 [6:38]
Thames Valley 7 (23:160); 8 [3:24]
Wales 6 (18:110); 10 [2:19]
Wessex 4 (25:121); 10 [3:29]
West Midlands 6 (57:318); 4 [11:47]
Yorkshire and Humber 6 (37:221); 8 [4:33]
Overall ratio 7 (500:3476); 8 [77:588]

Proportion of applicants by applicant group eligible: offered

 

2020: 77 posts Eligible Offered  
Medics not in Foundation 248 41 17%
Medics in Foundation 55 6 11%
Other professional background 383 30 8%
       
2019: 84 posts Eligible Offered  
Medics not in Foundation 239 46 19%
Medics in Foundation 54 6 11%
Other professional background 309 32 10%
       
2018: 76 posts Eligible Offered  
Medics not in Foundation 241 33 14%
Medics in Foundation 51 4 8%
Other professional background 314 39 12%
       
2017: 77 posts Eligible Offered  
Medics not in Foundation 199 34 17%
Medics in Foundation 70 6 9%
Other professional background 320 37 12%
       
2016: 68 posts Eligible Offered  
Medics not in Foundation 190 24 13%
Medics in Foundation 73 10 14%
Other professional background 333 34 10%
       
 2015: 86 posts Eligible Offered  
Medics not in Foundation 194 30 16%
Medics in Foundation 68 10 15%
Other professional background 350 46 13%
       
2014: 78 posts Eligible Offered  
Medics not in Foundation 146 25 17%
Medics in Foundation 42 18 43%
Other professional background 320 37 14%
       
2013: 80 posts Eligible Offered  
Medics not in Foundation 150 25 17%
Medics in Foundation 41 18 44%
Other professional background 319 37 12%
       
2012: 58 posts Eligible Offered  
Medics not in Foundation 131 16 12%
Medics in Foundation 56 9 16%
Other professional background 312 31 10%

 

 

Useful Documents
PLEASE NOTE THE GUIDANCE BELOW RELATES TO THE PREVIOUS RECRUITMENT ROUND AND YOU SHOULD REFER TO THE LATEST DOCUMENTS FOR THE 2022 PROCESS WHICH WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THESE PAGES BEFORE APPLICATIONS OPEN
Essential Guidance - FAQs
Reasonable Adjustment Guidance
Assessment centre - comfort aids list

 

  

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