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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 have now been reviewed and details of Training Providers involved in the 2024/25 Foundation Training Year are now published on the TPI site which you can access on the link below:

Details of Training Providers involved in FTY for training year 2024-25 are also published on Oriel. 

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. 

 Please see below for the Expression of Interest and Training Provider Information Statement (TPIS) deadlines for the 2023 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 2023

Expression of Interest Deadline - 6th March 2023 (12pm) 

Submission of TPIS Deadline - 29th March 2023 (12pm)


Training Providers need to confirm if they wish to be included in the 2023 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 2023 


Visitation Period   

11 April 2023 to 13 October 2023 

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   

1 June 2023 


Oriel applications opened   

7 June 2023 (12pm) 


Oriel applications closed   

21 June 2023 (12pm) 


Training Provider preferences open (for those submitting a list)   

 14 July 2023 (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 

26 July 2023


Invitation to SJT/numeracy selection centre opens   

 2 August 2023   


Invitation to SJT/numeracy selection centre closes   

16 August 2023   


SJT/Numeracy selection centre held   

21 September to 5 October 2023 


Training Provider preferences close   

 13 October 2023  (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   

25 October 2023 (12pm) 


Unsuccessful candidates notified   

1 November 2023 


First iteration of offers made   

8 November 2023 


Hold deadline 

24 November 2023 


Offers upgrade deadline  

29 November  2023 


Candidate handover   

December 2023   

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 2024   


Pre-employment checks guidance

The FTY Training Provider Pre-employment checks guidance provides details of the different checks to be completed prior to your trainee(s) starting in post. 

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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