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Progression, job market and vacancies

Where the role can lead 

The clinical immunology speciality training can lead you to a variety different roles including consultant, SAS (Specialist and Associate Specialist) doctor as well as opportunities in academic medicine.  

You can find out more about the career opportunities after training on the NHS website.  

Job market  

Immunology had 62 consultants in England (70 in the UK) (2012 RCP consultant census) and 32 medical registrars in the UK (2012 JRCPTB database). Women make up 34% of the consultant workforce, 55% of the medical registrar workforce and 67% of higher specialty trainees in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  

Less than whole-time working is common in this specialty with just over a half of women consultants in immunology doing so. 

Just under 20% of consultants say they are routinely on-call at weekends. 

The ratio of applicants to ST3 posts in 2014 was 1.3 (15 applicants for 12 NTN and LAT posts) (JRCPTB). 

Where to look for vacancies 

All trainees apply through the online application system Oriel. You will be able to register for training, view all vacancies, apply, book interviews and assessment centres, and manage offers made to you. 

Local education and training boards (LETB) will have details of training vacancies. Please note not all local education and training boards (LETBs) will offer new training posts in all specialties in all years.  

All jobs will be advertised on NHS Jobs and vacancies are also advertised on the BMJ careers website.

This page was adapted from the NHS Health Careers website.