National Pre-Registration Trainee 
Pharmacist Recruitment 2017 for 2018 Intake

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The process for applying for a pre-registration place for the 2018 intake via Oriel is now closed and all selection centres have been completed.

Offers will be coordinated through the Oriel system by the PNRO. You will be notified of offers via an email which will ask you to login to your Oriel account. Please see the table below for the offers timelines and process. There will now be a clearing process that will open on 23rd November. This clearing process is for any applicants who are deemed appointable but did not preference enough programmes and therefore have not been made an offer during the initial offer rounds. Applicants will be given the opportunity of re-preferencing programmes during this time. 

Important: During the offers window we strongly recommend that you monitor your Oriel and email accounts especially closely to ensure you do not miss notifications of offers.

Details of the offers process is available on our Offers Process page.

Recruitment Timeline


Activity Date

First cascade of offers made

7th Nov 2017

Second cascade of offers made

10th Nov 2017

Third cascade of offers made

15th Nov 2017

Fourth cascade of offers made

20th Nov 2017

Offers upgrade deadline

22nd Nov 2017 

Preferences available for clearing

Opens 23rd Nov - Closes 30th Nov 2017

Clearing Offers released and deadline

Opens 1st Dec - Closes 5th Dec 2017

Clearing offers round 2 released and deadline

Opens 6th Dec - Closes 8th Dec 2017

Employers informed 

January 2018

Programmes commence

July/Aug 2018

Not recruiting through Oriel

Some community pharmacy employers will recruit to pharmacy training programmes outside of the Oriel system. These will be advertised independently by individual employers and do not form part of this application process. If you are interested in applying for any of these programmes it will be necessary for you to submit a separate application as per individual employer guidance/timelines.

2018 Recruitment
We will be inviting new expressions of interest and collecting employer information from employers for the 2018 recruitment round (2019 trainee cohort) during the later part of 2017 or early 2018. Further information regarding this will be available closer to the time. Please note timelines are subject to review.