recruitment-overview-2019.jpgNational recruitment is via is via the Oriel System. This system has been developed to enable all applicants across England and Wales to complete only one application form for their Pre-registration training.

Detailed information is available via:

Recruitment of 2019/20 cohorts:
A total of 2,881 places across England and Wales were advertised in June 2018. These included: 789 Hospital places and 2,092 Community Pharmacy places.

A total of 2051 applicants completed all stages of the recruitment process as follows:
• Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) at seven venues across England and Wales
• Numeracy and Situational Judgment Tests (SJTs) at several Pearson Vue test centres globally

A total of 1943 applicants (95%) were deemed appointable and were allocated a place (based on their performance and their preferencing). 1687 offers have been accepted.
For more details on the outcomes of this recruitment cycle, read the HEE Pre-reg Pharmacist Recruitment Newsletter (December edition).

Registration in now open for recruitment of the 2020/21 cohort Both hospital and community pharmacy employers are invited to register and provide programme information for display within the ORIEL system, by 1st March 2019.

Applicants will be able to view the information in June 2019.

All documents underpinning criteria of the selection methods, can be accessed via:

It is important for candidates to become familiar with all the behavioural indicators within the Professional Attributes Framework


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