Recruitment to Foundation Training

 

We are delighted that you are considering applying to work as an FP doctor within the Northern Foundation School.

 

Foundation Recruitment

Entry at F1 level each August is via the annual national FP applications process overseen by the UK Foundation Programme Office. Applicants must apply through the Oriel recruitment system.

 

Key Dates for 2019 Foundation Recruitment
  • All vacancies are available to view on the Oriel recruitment system on 24th September 2018.
  • Registration opens on Oriel on 24th September 2018.
  • Applications open on Oriel from 1st October 2018 and close at 12 noon (BST) on 12th October 2018
  • Candidates will be notified of their allocation to a Foundation School on 7th March 2019
  • Deadline to rank the foundation programmes on Oriel is 12 pm on Thursday 28th March. No late submissions will be accepted and if your preferences are not received then you will be allocated to a vacant post at random
  • Applicants will be informed of their match to programme on 4th April 2019.
  • From April 2019 the batch allocations will be ran.
Further information on foundation recruitment in the Northern Foundation School

The score distribution chart for August 2018 start is here, please note that the graph only shows the range of scores to get into the School as we don't have the information on scores for specific trusts.

The Northern Foundation School honours linked applications however once both applicants are allocated to the foundation school then the link is broken. The link does not allocate you to a specific Trust or programme.

Approved special circumstances pre-allocate you to a Foundation School but not to a Trust or programme within the Foundation School so you should rank all of the programmes by the specified deadlines.

Reserve list applicants will be contacted via email on the day of allocation to the Foundation School with details of allocation to a programme.

UK and EEA nationals and doctors whose immigration status entitles them to work as a doctor in training in the UK are eligible to apply for foundation training. Evidence of immigration status would be a biometric residence card, date stamped passport and/or identity card. Please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration for more information. Other non-UK or non-EEA nationals with limited leave to remain in the UK, whose employment will require a Tier 2 visa, are subject to the Resident Labour Market Test and would only be considered for appointment if there were no suitable UK or EEA national (settled status) candidates for the post. Please see this Right to Work Fact sheet produced by the UKFPO for further information

For all recruitment enquiries, please email Kerry Ferguson  or visit our dedicated Recruitment website for more details.
 

Academic Foundation Recruitment

Entry for 2-Year Academic FP posts in our region is also via the annual national FP applications process overseen by the  UK Foundation   Programme Office. The individual job descriptions can be found below and applicants must apply through the Oriel recruitment system. 

F1 placement description
F2 placement description
 
Key Dates for 2019 Academic Foundation Recruitment
  • Academic vacancies are available to view on the Oriel recruitment system on 20th August 2018.
  • Registration opens on Oriel on 24th September 2018.
  • Applications open on Oriel from 1st October 2018 and close at 12 noon (BST) on 12th October 2018
  • Candidates will be notified week commencing 5th November whether they have been shortlisted.
  • Interview dates are Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th December at St James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Offers will be made on 16th January 2019 via the Oriel recruitment system. Candidates must accept or decline the offer on Oriel within 48 hours.
  • From 23rd January 2019 cascading of any remaining AFP posts offered.
Further information on our local shortlisting and interview process

Applications for an academic foundation post at the Northern Foundation School will be assessed against the national person specification  and the five white  space questions that will be on the application form on Oriel. 

Candidates will be notified week commencing 5th November whether they have been shortlisted. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview which will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday 18th and 19th December at St James' Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Full details of the interview process and timings will be communicated to shortlisted applicants when they are invited to interview (please refer to the national policy on claiming expenses to attend academic interviews which can be viewed here)

Telephone/video interviews may be arranged however it is strongly recommended that shortlisted applicants attend the interview in person. There are no alternative interview dates

For all recruitment enquiries, please email kerry.ferguson@hee.nhs.uk  or visit our dedicated Recruitment website for more details.