National Foundation Trainee Pharmacist Recruitment

What's happening now (August - November)

Preferencing window is now open!

Applicants
Preferencing is now open and will remain so until 31st October. Please access our Preferencing page above for more details.

Numeracy/SJY centre bookings open on 3rd August until 17th August and the selection centres held at Pearson Vue Test Centres are held between 26th September – 7th October.

Employers
Applicants are now able to start preferencing the programmes they are interested in, if there are any issues with the programmes you are advertising and you need to withdraw a programme, eg; due to pharmacy shop closure, please contact your regional lead to inform them to remove this programme.

Trainee Pharmacist Recruitment Overview

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Applicant Enquiries

FAQs can be found on the HEE Applicant Support Portal. If your question still hasn’t been answered, then all applicant enquiries, including locked Oriel accounts, must be logged through the HEE Support Portal website. Please access this website from the button below.

In collaboration with HEE (England), HEIW (Wales) and NES (Scotland), the RPS has published answers to commonly asked questions regarding the National Recruitment Scheme.

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Recruitment Timeline

Activity

Month

Foundation Pharmacist training programme information available on Oriel

8th June 2022

Application window opens

8th June 2022 at 12pm

Application window closes

22nd June 2022 at 12pm

Numeracy/SJT centre booking window opens

3rd August 2022

Preferencing window opens

27th July 2022

Numeracy/SJT centre booking window closes

17th August 2022

SJT/Numeracy selection centre held (Pearson VUE Test Centres)

26th September - 7th October 2022

Preferencing window closes

31st October 2022

First round of offers released

Early November

Offers upgrade deadline

End of November

Programmes commence

July/August 2023

*Please note the date/items are subject to change/TBC

Complaints Policy

The recruitment and selection process to Trainee pharmacist training places aims to have methods that are fair, transparent and free from discrimination.

We publish our recruitment and selection methods within the applicant handbook.

The processes are designed and delivered by the Pharmacy National Recruitment Office (PNRO) working in partnership with local offices of Health Education England and the Welsh Workforce Education Development Service. However hard we try to respond to the wishes and aspirations of applicants accessing our recruitment services, we do recognise that, on occasion, our service may fall short of expectations. If you believe this has happened to you, you can use the complaints procedure below, which tells you how to make a complaint and how it will be handled.