Once shortlisting is complete, invitations for interview can be sent. As soon as interview slots are released for booking, you will be sent an email notification. Please be aware that upon receiving an invitation to interview, there will be a stated deadline by which you must book your interview slot, otherwise the invitation will be withdrawn.

Interview booking will be on a first come, first served basis. Each specialty holds its own interviews on particular dates; these dates are published to each specialty's page.

The speed with which invitations are sent can vary. Not all specialties will circulate invitations at the same time. However, where possible, all candidates will be given a minimum of seven days' notice before their interview date.

Candidates who are not initially shortlisted will be allocated if possible should higher ranking candidates not take up their invitation. In this case the invitation may be sent at shorter notice.

Once you have received your invitation to interview, you will be able to book into an interview slot via the Oriel system.

Upon logging in you will be able to access the remaining vacant timeslots to make your choice. Slots are allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis so be aware that your preferred date/time might not be available. It is possible to change a booking to another vacant slot at any point up until the booking deadline should need to arise.

Once you book a slot, you will receive an email confirming your booking and will be able to see details of this in your Oriel account.

If you encounter any difficulty booking your interview, contact the region managing your application as soon as possible before the deadline.

In the event you are not able to attend your interview at the scheduled date/time, you should cancel the booking via Oriel as soon as you are aware of this. If you no longer wish your application to be considered, you should also withdraw your application, again via Oriel.

This may allow your interview place to be offered to another candidate.

Interview login details

The region managing your interviews for your specialty are responsible for sending you instructions to log in for your interview. 

The timing for receiving your login details will vary by specialty but you can expect this no later than three working days prior to your interview; where available, it will be indicated the likely timing on the interview event, so check Oriel to see if more specific information is available.

If you have not received anything by this date, you are advised to contact the region managing your interviews; contact details for the hosting region should also be available via your interview booking in Oriel.