If you do not manage to submit your application form by the advertised deadline you will have to apply again at a future opportunity as late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.
We emphasise very strongly that candidates should aim to submit their applications well before the closing date. This will allow any queries and problems to be resolved in advance of the deadline.
If you miss the deadline for round 1, review the round 2 page of the website for more information about this.
A decision on whether a second round will be needed, will be made in December after applications for round 1 close and the likelihood of filling all posts can be assessed. The provisional timeline is available should the round go ahead. The round 2 page of the website, along with a news item, will be updated once a decision is confirmed.
The main difference is that round 2 will be smaller with fewer programmes available and fewer interview centres.
Other than that the process will proceed in much the same way as round 1. More information is found on the round 2 page of the website.
Until round 1 is completed it is very difficult to be able to specify which regions will have vacancies and how many will be available. However round 2 will have considerably fewer posts than round 1; around 80% of all programmes are usually filled in round 1.
Experience from previous years indicates that even those regions which filled all their programmes in round 1 could have programmes available in round 2, although this is likely to be a small number.
Fill rates from previous years, which are published in the document library, give an indication of potential vacancy numbers.
This is entirely up to you! However, if you apply in round 2, but then need to withdraw your application shortly afterwards due to accepting an offer via your round 1 application - this is absolutely not a problem.
The application period for round 2 overlaps the end of the offers period for round 1. If you are still waiting for an outcome our advice is to be prepared to submit an application in round 2 so that if it appears you will not find out in time you are ready to submit before the deadline.
If you apply in round 2, and then receive a round 1 offer, don't feel under any pressure to accept it; if you would prefer to decline the offer and proceed with your round 2 application, then by all means you can do so.
Yes, there is a copy function on the Oriel system that will enable you to copy sections of a previous application, into a new one.
Regardless of whether your round 1 application was successful or unsuccessful, you can still make an application in round 2. Recruiters/interviewers will not even know you made an application in round 1, less still its outcome.
One caveat to add here is that, if you accept a post in round 1, then re-apply and go on to accept a second post offer in round 2, it will be necessary to release one of your accepted posts, notify that region, then make arrangements with them regarding working a notice period; although in most cases, provided that you notify them as soon as you accept another offer, this will not be necessary.