Offers Process

Offers will be coordinated through the Oriel system by the PNRO, according to your rank and the order with which you ranked your programme preferences.
If you are ranked first, you will be offered your first preference followed by the person who ranked second being offered their first preference, unless it has already been offered to you in which instance they would get their second preference and so on. 

You will be notified of offers via an email which will ask you to login to your Oriel account. There will be four rounds of offers and the timelines can be found at the bottom of the national recruitment page. 
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 offers rounds. Applicants will be given the opportunity of re-preferencing programmes during this time. All timelines are on the national recruitment page
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.

IMPORTANT: You will be given 48 hours (excluding weekends and bank holidays) to accept or decline an offer. 
If you decline an offer you will be removed from the process
If you let an offer expire you will be removed from the process
Once removed from the process you will not be eligible to receive any subsequent offers

Example: How Pre-registration Pharmacy offers will work

Mark’s top three programme preferences were: Pharmacy A, Pharmacy B and Pharmacy C Mark ranked 1001 following the selection centres, meaning 1000 applicants ranked higher than him. When it was Mark’s turn
to be allocated, all of the programmes within Pharmacy A and Pharmacy B had been filled by higher ranking applicants. There was still a programme vacant within Pharmacy C, therefore Mark was sent an offer to this

Offer Responses 

Once you have been made an offer and have signed into your Oriel account you will be given the following options:


Accept: If you accept an offer this means you are 100% satisfied to complete your Pre-registration
training with this employer. Once an offer has been accepted you will be removed from the offers
process unless you choose to opt in to upgrades


Decline: If you decline an offer you will not be eligible to receive any subsequent offers. This is
something to consider very carefully when preferencing, you should not preference a programme you
would not be willing to accept.

IMPORTANT: If you let your offers expire you will automatically be removed from the offers process. This removal will be final and you will not be made any subsequent offers.

Upgrading Offers

The Oriel system allows you to opt into upgrades when accepting an offer.  

If you opt in, then should a higher ranked preference become available where an offer is accepted with upgrades, you will be automatically upgraded to this offer, if eligible, up until the upgrades deadline (16:00 22 November 2017). You will have the option to opt out of the upgrades at any point during the offers process.

Once you’ve accepted an offer, the Oriel system allows you to opt in to/out of upgrades at any time until the upgrade deadline has passed.
You can choose to opt in for all or some of the programmes you have preferenced more highly than the one you
received at any point up until the upgrade deadline has passed (16:00 22 November 2017).
You can also choose to opt out if you change your mind. If you opt in to upgrades, and an upgrade becomes available, you do not have an option to decline the upgrade and you will not be able to return to your previous offer. Upgrades automatically replace your initial offer.

IMPORTANT: You will not have the option to decline the upgrade nor will you be able to revert back to a previous offer. Please see section 6 of the applicant guide available via the link below which has more information about the offers process including screen shots of the Oriel system to help you.  

What happens after accepting an offer

After you have accepted an offer, and the upgrade window has passed, your information will be released to the employer whose programme you have accepted. The release of employer information will take place in late January 2018.

The information of successful applicants will not be passed onto employers before 31 January 2018. We advise you not to contact employers until after this date. Depending on the employer you may not be contacted by them until closer to the start date of your programme (July/August 2018).

IMPORTANT: Offers are subject to employer pre-employment checks such as occupational health, immigration requirements, satisfactory references. Pre-employment checks normally start between six and three months before the programme start date.