It is mandatory for all NHS employers who train Pre-registration pharmacists within England and Wales to recruit via the National Recruitment scheme and we welcome all community pharmacy employers to join the scheme.
In order to recruit via the National Recruitment scheme, all employers must read and agree to the Confirmation of Participation and be able to meet and abide by the HEE Quality Framework (or Welsh equivalent for employers in Wales) for pre-registration training before signing up to the scheme.
Once you have done this, please click on the Employer Programme Information Registration page below to complete the online form to provide us with the employer information required.
Please note if you are a community pharmacy employer with 10 or more programmes, please click on the relevant page below for more information and to register for the scheme.
Benefits of recruiting nationally
The following benefits of a National Recruitment Scheme for Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacists via Oriel can have be recognised:
The selection criteria have been developed through a robust research process i.e. development of a Professional Attributes Framework.
Selection is values based.
Selection methods utilised are evidence based.
Selection is standardised across sectors thereby promoting a more flexible and equitable workforce.
Selection is managed by HEE thereby reducing risks of litigation to employers.
Offers can be made at the same time thereby reducing gaming and subsequent unfilled places.
Pharmacy can be more easily affordably included in wider NHS processes and systems eg trainee information systems.
Pharmacy can be part of shared learning across professions in relation to recruitment.
Reduced duplication and administrative costs of multiple recruitment processes to employers and applicants.
Cost per trainee reduces as the system is rolled out and implemented for all preregistration pharmacists.
It is fair and transparent to applicants with high levels of acceptability.