National Pre-Registration
Pharmacist Recruitment

Registration for employers for the 2022-23 cohort is now open and will close on 1st March 2021

We are pleased to announce that the registration process for employers to recruit via the National Pre-registration Pharmacist Recruitment Scheme (via Oriel) is now open. 
Please visit our employer registration page from the left hand navigation button for more details and to access the online form for registration and to provide your programme information. 

Pre-registration Pharmacist Recruitment Overview

Overview diagram

What's happening now (Jan - March)

Registration is now open for employers to provide their programme information which will be advertised in Oriel from June 2021 for the 2022 cohort. 
The employer guidance handbook is available to download below. 

Please download the spreadsheet below which details all of the pharmacy employers and the programmes being offered in the 2020 recruitment process for the 2021-22 cohort. This spreadsheet provides easy access to view multiple programmes filtered by specific employers. 


Recruitment Timeline

Please note the dates are subject to change. 



Pre-registration Pharmacist training programme information available on Oriel

9th June 2021

Application window opens

9th June 2021 at 12pm

Application window closes

23rd June 2021 at 12pm

MMI selection centre booking window opens

14th July 2021

MMI selection centre booking window closes

21st July 2021

Numeracy/SJT centre booking window opens

4th August 2021

Preferencing window opens

28th July 2021

Numeracy/SJT centre booking window closes

18th August 2021

MMI selection centres held

September 2021

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

October 2021

Preferencing window closes

29th October 2021

First round of offers released

Early November

Offers upgrade deadline

End of November

Programmes commence

July/August 2022

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 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.