Health Education England London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Recruitment



London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex (LaKSS) Recruitment

London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex (LaKSS) recruitment supports two units of application;

  • London

  • Kent Surrey and Sussex

Alongside this LaKSS manage several national recruitment episodes where we support the recruitment to all home nations. The team provides recruitment support to the following staff groups:

Recruitment Support and Processes

LaKSS provides a number of recruitment services and support for applicants. These include;

Applicant Support and Enquiries

You may access guidance, frequently answered questions and contact the LaKSS recruitment team via the applicant support portal. You may access the portal at the following location

Please note that the LaKSS recruitment team do not offer a telephone service. 

How to Apply

When it comes to applying to your chosen specialty there is a lot to think about but also a lot of information available to you. For information about Dental recruitment please visit the COPDEND website and for Foundation recruitment please visit the UKFPO website

Detailed Specialty recruitment information is provided via the applicant handbook this is available on the Specialty Training website.

Consider which specialty you are going to apply to

You will be able to apply to as many specialties as you wish. However we recommend reviewing each specialty that you intend to apply for and limiting your applications to a manageable number.

We recommend that you consider the high level of competition for some specialties and geographies, along with other factors that are important to you. You can get an indication of the popularity of specialties by looking at the competition ratios.

A risk to consider is that if you only apply for one highly competitive specialty and do not receive an offer of training, then you would have to wait until round two or the following year to apply again for a training post or programme.

It is a good idea to consult with senior colleagues, mentors careers advisors etc. about your approach.

In the first instance we recommend that you check your eligibility for your preferred specialty(s) and check the recruitment timeline which will give you all of the key dates and enable you to plan ahead.

Check that you are eligible

You will need to meet all the eligibility criteria and required competences of the post for which you are applying. Please ensure that you check each individual person specification for the role you wish to apply for.

You should use the person specification and application form as guidance. The lead recruiter for the each specialty will usually publish a detailed applicant guide.


HEE has now transitioned over to an online expense reimbursement system. For panel members and applicants who are participating or interviewing, please follow the new expenses process.

Full infromation on the process may be obtained via the resource bank on the Specialty Training Website

If you require any assitance with the expenses process please contact the Expenses Admin Team at

Reasonable Adjustments & Disability Confident scheme (DCS)

HEE London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex (LaKSS) positively support the recruitment and employment of persons with a disability and will ensure, where possible, that reasonable adjustments are made to the recruitment process and at interview to meet the needs of applicants with disabilities. Applicants must ensure that they submit their evidence to the application by close of applications, except in certain circumstances e.g., sudden onset of a condition after the closing date e.g., broken wrist) via Oriel PSP. 

The Guaranteed Interview scheme (GIS) was replaced by the Disability Confident scheme (DCS) in November 2016. The Disability Confident scheme allows anyone with a disability to ask to be considered for a guaranteed invitation to interview. You would be guaranteed an interview if you are able to evidence a disability and meet the essential eligibility criteria (as listed in the specialty person specification). Please see the Reasonable Adjustments section if you wish to submit a DCS request

For more details on this process please review the generic 2022 Recruitment Applicant Guidance via the specialty training website. Failure to provide the requested information and documentation by the stated deadline will result in adjustments and/or Guaranteed Interview status not being met. If your circumstances change after the application window has closed, please submit your application as soon as possible via the application form below.  

If you are an applicant to London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex (LaKSS) recruitment that requires reasonable adjustments at interview please visit: to navigate through applicant enquiries to the reasonable adjustments pages. If you wish to request reasonable adjustments to the interview process please ensure you have read the FAQs and the relevant applicant handbook/guidance carefully.

Please note you must provide the completed reasonable adjustments application along with any required supporting evidence in line with the guidance, in order for reasonable adjustments to be made to the interview process. 

Health Education England Local and Regional Recruitment Offices

The LaKSS recruitment team are able to provide information relating to London or KSS units of application. If you wish to enquire about programme information in relation to other Health Education England regions, then please visit their website using the appropriate link below.


 North England
 Yorkshire & Humber
 North West
 Midlands and East England 
 West Midlands
 East Midlands
 East of England
 South England 
 Thames Valley