Number of posts and competition ratios

The information on this page is in the process of being updated for the 2020 round. Potential applicants should therefore check back for the latest information which will appear over the coming weeks.

Programme No of posts 2020 - indicative (subject to change) Competition ratios 2019 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 8 4 (9:37)  East Midlands
East of England 8 4 (8:32)  East of England
London and South East 18 13 (17:224)  London and South East
North East 0 - 3 5 (5:27)  North East
North West 9 8 (8:60)  North West
Scotland 5 20 (2:41)  Scotland
South West 3 7 (7:51)  South West
Thames Valley 3 4 (5:22)  Thames Valley
Wales 0 - 2 2 (5:9)  Wales
Wessex 3 5 (2:9)  Wessex
West Midlands 5 - 12 4 (10:44)  West Midlands
Yorkshire and Humber 7 8 (6:45)  Yorkshire and Humber
Total posts 69 - 81 84  
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

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
NOW INCLUDES UPDATED ESSENTIAL GUIDANCE - FAQs FOR 2020.  PLEASE NOTE THERE HAVE BEEN SOME CHANGES SO PLEASE ONLY REFER TO THIS VERSION RATHER THAN ANY VERSION FOR PREVIOUS YEARS
Essential Guidance - FAQs
Reasonable Adjustment Guidance
Assessment centre - comfort aids list

  

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