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FTY training providers

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. Once the Pharmacy Recruitment Team have reviewed the Training Provider Information Statements these will be published on the Public NES TPI site and then on Oriel once applications 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. 

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

Recruitment Activity Date What Training Providers need to do
Expressions of Interest to take part in the recruitment process and completion of Training Provider Information Statement

February to Match 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. 


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.  

**This document will be published in due course. 

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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