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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. Training Provider Information Statements have now been reviewed and details of Training Providers involved in the 2022/23 Foundation Training Year are now published on the TPI site which you can access on the link below:

The Training Provider Preferencing Window for the pharmacies submitting a list in 2021 closed on the 14th October 2021.

Details of Training Providers involved in FTY for training year 2021-22 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 FTY Information Booklet for Training Providers, linked below. 

Find the Information Booklet for Training Providers[PDF]

Please note that the salary for pre-registration trainees in the FTY has increased to £26,104 with effect from 1st December 2020 as per Agenda for Change scale for the bottom of band 5. The salary in the Information Booklet linked above has been updated to reflect this change.

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 2021  

 Expression of Interest Deadline - 1st March 2021 (12pm)  

Submission of TPIS Deadline - 29th March 2021 at (12pm)


Training Providers need to confirm if they wish to be included in the 2021 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 

15th April 2021 


Visitation Period  

15th April 2021 to 14th October 2021  

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  

2nd June 2021  


Oriel applications opened  

9th June 2021 (12pm ) 


Oriel applications closed  

23rd June 2021 (12pm)  


Training Provider preferences open (for those submitting a list)  

15th July 2021 (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 window opened

28th July 2021 (12pm)  


Invitation to SJT/numeracy selection centre opens  

4th August 2021  


Invitation to SJT/numeracy selection centre closes  

18th August 2021  


SJT/Numeracy selection centre held  

27th September to 9th October 2021


Training Provider preferences close  

14th October 2021 (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  

26th October 2021 (12pm) 


Unsuccessful candidates notified  

8th November 2021 


First iteration of offers made  

17th November 2021 


Hold deadline

26th November 2021


Offers upgrade deadline 

30th November  2021 


Candidate handover  

December 2021  

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 2022  


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 PRPS recruitment privacy notice [PDF].

Contact us

For any queries regarding the Foundation Training Year Recruitment process, please email the Pharmacy Recruitment Team -

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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