NES offers a high quality GPhC compliant and fully-funded training programme to Foundation trainee pharmacists covering all sectors of pharmacy practice.
The 2023 application process for Pharmacy Foundation training opens midday 7 June and closes midday 21 June, with applications submitted via Oriel - Home (formerly PRPS).
See our Pharmacy Foundation Training Year timeline here FTY applicants | NHS Education for Scotland
Our Foundation Training Year gives trainee pharmacists the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and experience in real-life hospital and community placements, under the guidance and supervision of a GPhC approved designated supervisor.
We provide Foundation trainees excellent benefits, including a salary of approx. £30k in line with NHS Agenda for Change rates, 27 days annual leave and 8 public holidays. In addition to the superb lifestyle opportunities Scotland has to offer, with world-class outdoor activities and culturally vibrant cities, our Pharmacy Foundation training is of the highest quality and includes:
You can learn more about Pharmacy Foundation training in Scotland by joining our series of information webinars, where you can hear from experts and recent trainees, or watching the videos below which feature recent trainees talking about their experiences.
Join our recruitment webinars:
We recently held a webinar in partnership with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Health Education and Improvement Wales, NHS Education Scotland and the British Pharmaceutical Student Association to discuss key aspects of the National Recruitment Scheme and to answer applicant questions. The full webinar is free to access and available below.
The webinar link is National Foundation Trainee Pharmacist Recruitment 2023 – Oriel (rpharms.com)
Another webinar was held, which focused on the understanding of the Oriel recruitment process and presented first-hand experiences and top tips from students who have recently undergone the process.
The webinar link is Preferencing and student experiences of the Oriel process - Oriel 2023
Hear first-hand accounts of training in Scotland from recent NES Foundation Pharmacy trainees and designated supervisors
Pharmacy Foundation trainee Cara
Pharmacy Foundation trainee Emma
Pharmacy Foundation trainee John
Pharmacy Foundation trainee Erin
Pharmacy Foundation trainee Kenneth talks about his experience of Community and Hospital placements
Pharmacy Foundation trainee Sara talks about her experiences on the modular programme
Hear from Foundation Pharmacy trainees and NES FTY support team
If you want to keep in touch with updates on the Foundation Trainee Pharmacist recruitment process you can join our mailing list NHS Education for Scotland (list-manage.com)