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How to manage your offer

Around the time of offers your application status on Oriel will change to one of the following:

  • Interview unsuccessful - an applicant has not been made an offer.
  • Interview complete - an applicant is appointable but was not ranked high enough to be ranked at this stage of the process. It may be that an applicant's status will change at a later date to 'offer made' or it may remain as 'interview complete'. This will depend on whether any offers already made to other applicants are declined/expired from the previous wave of offers and also dependent on an applicant's ranking and choices of sub preferences.
  • Offer made - an applicant has been made an offer and will need to respond (see section below on accepting an offer).

You are advised to check both your email and Oriel on a regular basis in case there is a delay in an email being received or you do not receive an email.

If you are successful at interview, your offer will appear within the 'Offers' section in Oriel (the online application portal). On this page you will be able to track the progress of your offer and by clicking on the vacancy name you can find out more details or respond/update/view your offer. Below are examples of what an 'Offers' page and 'Offers Summary' page on Oriel may look like.

You will have 48 hours from the time of the offer (this includes weekends and bank holidays) to decide whether you wish to accept, reject or hold it. Any offer not responded to within the 48 hours period will be classified as expired.


Rejecting an offer

If you choose this option you will have your offer removed and you will not receive any further offers from this specialism. You will continue to receive offers from other specialisms if eligible/available.

Important dates with regards to offers

The date when offers are issued will be published later this year when the HSST 2018 applications commence.

Contracts of employment

Any offers of training will be subject to satisfactory employment checks (NHS Employment Standards Checks) which will include references, any fitness to practice issues as well as 'Disclosure and Barring Services' checks and occupational health clearances.

As such any offer of training is conditional and applicants are advised not to resign from any current employment until an unconditional offer of training has been received from the respective employer. Any offer is also conditional on the applicant gaining registration with the HCPC as a Clinical Scientist by the start date of the programme.

Once an offer of training has been accepted, all relevant details will be sent to the respective employer where local employment checks will commence and the national recruitment process ends. You are advised to maintain regular contact with the relevant employer to ensure that all checks are carried out efficiently and effectively.