GP ST Recruitment

GP Training in Wales consistently receives excellent feedback in annual GMC trainee surveys in terms of overall satisfaction with training and quality of clinical and educational supervision.  For more information go to the GMC website.

As part of the NHS Wales recruitment campaign 'This is Wales - TrainWorkLive' doctors training in Wales will be part of a high quality specialty training programme and will receive excellent ongoing support.

Financial Incentives

Doctors who begin the first post of their GP training programme in Wales from 2017 onwards:

  • will have their first AKT and CSA examination fees paid for by the Welsh Government,
  • will be eligible for a targeted incentive if they choose to train in the following schemes: Aberystwyth, Bangor, Dyffryn Clwyd, Pembrokeshire and Wrexham.  (GP trainees who commit to undertake their ST3 year in a training practice in Powys will also be eligible for this incentive). 

Further information about these incentives can be found in the FAQs.

To apply for GP Specialty Training please visit

GP Specialty Training Schemes

There are 11 schemes to choose from for your GP Training. All of our schemes offer something different which enables us to cater for every need while training with us. You can find out more about the GP specialty training schemes here.

For each scheme in Wales, there are designated Programme Directors (PDs) that support and organise the training. They offer support and guidance and are an important element to the delivery of GP Training in Wales. 

Wales offers their trainees a wide range of hospital and general practice training posts that comply with GMC Standards for training.

Half Day Release

Each  scheme organises a half-day release course for GP trainees. Great importance is laid on the fact that group discussion amongst peers is a powerful learning tool. At the beginning of the scheme, our dedicated Programme Directors provide the trainees on their scheme with an induction to quickly develop group cohesiveness and an understanding of the scope of GP training in leadership, teamwork and self awareness terms.

Topics are flexible at these sessions and trainees are expected to contribute regularly. Feedback from trainees provides an important tool for changing and developing the programme. In addition to being an important component of learning on the scheme, each year group also acts as both a social and support network.

Find out more about GP Training Schemes in Wales

Academic Training Opportunities for GP trainees in Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)

Each Spring, current GP ST2s in Wales have the opportunity to apply for the GP Specialty Academic Trainee Scheme (GPSAT). For further information about this please email

Global Health Fellowship

For further information please email

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