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Information for FTY Training Providers

Training Provider Information Statements provide an opportunity for Training Providers to publish information on the NES website regarding their organisation, including contact details for arranging visits and work placements. The statement is intended to help candidates identify their preferences for Training Provider.

Training Provider Information Statements (TPIS) have now been reviewed and details of Training Providers involved in the 2025-26 training year are now live on the NES TPI site which you can access on the link below:

The visitation window is NOW open

Training Providers taking part in this year’s recruitment process have two options:  

Option A – to submit a preference list of candidates they would be willing to employ and work with over the training period.   

Option B – not submit a preference list of candidates.   

Prior to making a decision, we advise all Training Providers to read the Foundation Training Year Recruitment Training Provider Handbook. 

Foundation Training Year (FTY) 2024 Training Provider Handbook

Please see below for the Expression of Interest and Training Provider Information Statement (TPIS) deadlines for the 2024 recruitment cycle.   

Recruitment Activity    


What Training Providers need to do    

Expressions of interest to take part in the recruitment process and completion of Training Provider Information Statements    


February to March 2024 

Expression of Interest Deadline - 6 March 2024 (12pm)  

Submission of TPIS Deadline - 27 March 2024 (12pm) 


Training Providers need to confirm if they wish to be included in the 2024 recruitment process and complete a Training Provider Information Statement via TPI. Late submissions will not be accepted.  Training Providers, new and existing, will need to sign a copy of the Educational Agreement or Service Level Agreement.    


Once you have submitted your expression of interest, the Pharmacy Recruitment team will contact you to confirm your registration and to advise you can start completing your TPIS.  


Training Provider Information Statements Published on TPI Site   

11 April 2024  


Visitation Period    

11 April 2024 to 11 October 2024  

Once Training Provider Information Statements are published, applicants will contact the Training Providers to discuss training opportunities, possible placements and how to get their name on a preference list if applicable. This is when you will be able to identify preferred candidates.    

Training Provider details published on Oriel    

7 June 2024  


Oriel applications opened    

7 June 2024 (12pm)  


Oriel applications closed    

21 June 2024 (12pm)  


Training Provider preferences open (for those submitting a list)    

 15 July 2024 (12 pm) 

If you choose to submit a preference list this year, preferencing opens in July and closes in October. No further names can be added to your list after the deadline.    

Candidate preferencing window opened  

24 July 2024 


Invitation to SJT/numeracy selection centre opens    

 31 July 2024    


Invitation to SJT/numeracy selection centre closes    

14 August 2024    


SJT/Numeracy selection centre held    

19 September to 2 October 2024  


Training Provider preferences close    

 11 October 2024  (12pm) 

If you choose to submit a preference list this year, preferencing opens in July and closes in October. No further names can be added to your list after the deadline.    

Candidate preferencing closes    

23 October 2024 (12pm)  


First iteration of offers made    

Early November 2024  


Hold deadline  

22 November 2024


Offers upgrade deadline   

29 November  2024  


Candidate handover    

December 2024    

Matching outcomes will be released and you will be notified via TPI system of the names of your trainees. Copies of their application form and ID documents will be uploaded to your TPI account.    

Programme commences    

July/August 2025    


Pre-employment checks guidance 

Pre-employment check guidance for training year 2024-2025.

Promotional materials guidance and submission request template form

Training providers can request for promotional materials to be published on the NES FTY training provider - promotional materials page by filling in the below form and sending it via email to 

Guidance on Promotional Materials and Submission Request form (PDF)

Privacy and data protection 

Full details of how NHS Education for Scotland manages personal data within Foundation Training Year recruitment can be found in the following FTY recruitment privacy notice [PDF]. 

Contact us 

For any queries regarding the Foundation Training Year Recruitment process, please contact the Pharmacy Recruitment Team by going to the Service Desk here and submitting a support request. 

For general pharmacy queries relating to training premises approval or any queries not related to the recruitment process, please email the Pharmacy Team -

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