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Information for Trainee Applicants

Welcome to the Pre-Registration Pharmacist Scheme in Scotland.

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the available information so that you are fully prepared for the recruitment process and can make the most of this opportunity.

PRPS Recruitment Process Flowchart 

PRPS Flowchart FINAL

Overview of Recruitment for Pre-Registration Programme in Scotland Recording

NHS Education for Scotland Pharmacy team have developed a recording which provides an overview of the pre-registration programme in Scotland and provides an overview of the recruitment process to gain a pre-registration place in Scotland.  To view the recording please click here.

Webinar - Scottish Pre-registration Programme 

NES Pharmacy hosted a webinar to provide an overview of the pre-registration programme and provide an opportunity for students to join the webinar and ask any questions that they have regarding the programme and applying to the programme. 

A recording of this webinar is available here.

We plan to host another webinar in 2020, details of which will be provided in February.

FAQ's from the webinar here been answered and uploaded here

Applicant Information 

 Applications will open in June 2020 for Training Year 2021-22. These posts will commence in July/August 2021.

Further information will be provided on this page in February 2020.

Online Recruitment System - ORIEL

The online recruitment system ORIEL will be used throughout the recruitment process for the following purposes:

  • Access to Training Provider Information Statements 
  • Complete a PRPS Application Form
  • Select a date and time for attending the Assessment Centre
  • Complete a Candidate Preference List 

Online Recruitment System Link - Oriel 

If you get locked out of your account, please contact for assistance.

Assessment Centre

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to Assessment Centre which will be held in September 2020. Details of the Assessment Centre will be shared by April 2020.

Offer Process

Further information will be provided on this page in February 2020.

Privacy and Data Protection

Full details of how NHS Education for Scotland manages personal data within PRPS recruitment can be found in the following Privacy Notice.

Contact Us 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Pharmacy Recruitment Team