Trainee involvement in selection

Second and third year trainees sit selection panels as full members and are also involved in acting in role plays during interviews. First year trainees act as hosts during the selection event days. At least two trainees are present at all times to welcome applicants, answer questions about the day or about the programme and to talk to applicants whilst they wait for a selection panel to begin. The feedback from applicants on their interactions with trainee hosts has been very positive and this is regarded as a very important aspect of the selection activity. All hosts are volunteers and are briefed beforehand.