A decision will be made in December 2021 whether a round 2 may be required. This will be based on the number of applications received in round 1 and the likelihood of whether this will be sufficient to fill the available posts. The website will be updated and a news item published when there is an update.
The information provided below is written on the basis that the round goes ahead.
On the whole round 2 runs very similarly to round 1.
Regions will make available any posts in ACCS-IM/IMT programmes which were either not filled in round 1 or have become available subsequent to round 1. Programmes available in round 2 will have the same start date as round 1.
The main difference is that there will be substantially fewer programmes available than in round 1. The number of vacancies available in round 2 for in recent years can be found in the 'Round 2' tab of the dates and posts page of the website; this will give an indication of the level of vacancies likely to be available.
This website will be updated with round 2 specific information on the Round 2 tab of the dates & posts page as it becomes available. In addition the FAQs area contains a section on round 2 with further guidance on common questions.
Round 2 schedule
To allow two full rounds to take place, it is necessary for some overlap in the timelines between late round 1 and round 2.
The two rounds are independent, so that even if your application in round 1 is still 'active' (ie has not been withdrawn, been rejected, or progressed to an offer) at the time round 2 opens, there is no problem with starting a round 2 application whilst waiting for the outcome of round 1.
Your round 1 application will remain active and will be entirely unaffected by a round 2 application (and vice versa).