National Pre-Registration
Pharmacist Recruitment

Pharmacy Employer Programme Information

If you want to review the programme information listed on Oriel to assist with your preferencing, please download the spreadsheet below. The spreadsheet will allow you to sort and filter the programmes available.

Applicant Enquiries

All applicant enquiries, including locked oriel accounts, must be logged through the HEE London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex Support Portal website. Please access this website from the button below.
Please read the FAQ's first and submit and enquiry if you can't find the answers you need.

What's happening now (Sept - Oct)

The MMI selection centres are held during September in venues across the country. For further details please see the selection centre link below and the Methods of Assessment link. In October the SJT and Numeracy tests will take place at Pearson Vue test centres.


The preferencing window opened on the 7th August 2019 and will close on 31st October 2019.

It is essential that applicants ensure they have taken the time to preference the programmes they want to be considered for before this deadline and have completed the preferencing page within their application. For further details on preferencing please see the link below.

Accessing Oriel and Applicant Guide

You will regularly need to be logging into your Oriel account and referring to the applicant guide, please access these below.

Recruitment Timeline



Pre-registration Pharmacist training programme information available on Oriel

5th June 2019

Application window opens

12:00 noon, 5th June 2019

Application window closes

26th June 2019

MMI selection centre booking window opens

17th July 2019

MMI selection centre booking window closes

24th July 2019

Numeracy/SJT centre booking window opens

5th August 2019

Preferencing window opens

7th August 2019

Numeracy/SJT centre booking window closes

16th August 2019

MMI selection centres held

9th September 2019 - 26th September 2019

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

30th September 2019 - 11th October 2019

Preferencing window closes

31st October 2019

First round of offers released

Mid November

Offers upgrade deadline

End of November

Programmes commence

July/August 2020

Complaints Policy

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

We publish our recruitment and selection methods processes and quality framework on the following webpage

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.