Possibly not as vacancies are declared by training regions depending on their capacity and by deciding how they wish to fill their vacant placements. There is no obligation for regions to prioritise the National IDT process over national recruitment rounds and some may choose to fill all their vacancies with new recruits rather than through transfers, though we encourage them to fill with IDTs.

Although we would prefer all regions to give vacancies to the National IDT process ahead of any other means, decision making on matters such as these will be conducted by each individual region in order to retain control of workforce planning and rotation management.