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 2018 Foundation Recruitment

  • All vacancies are available to view on the Oriel recruitment system on 25th September 2017.
  • Registration opens on Oriel on 25th September 2017.
  • Applications open on Oriel from 2nd October 2017 and close at 12 noon (BST) on 13th October 2017
  • Candidates will be notified of their allocation to a Foundation School on 8th March 2018
  • Deadline to rank the foundation programmes on Oriel is 12 pm on Thursday 29th 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 5th April 2018.
  • From April 2018 the batch allocations will be ran.

Further information on foundation recruitment in the Northern Foundation School

The score distibution chart for August 2017 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.

For all recruitment enquiries, please email kerry.ferguson@hee.nhs.uk  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. Applicants must apply through the Oriel recruitment system. Key dates are available on our academic foundation page.

Key Dates for 2018 Academic Foundation Recruitment

  • Academic vacancies are available to view on the Oriel recruitment system on 21st August 2017.
  • Registration opens on Oriel on 25th September 2017.
  • Applications open on Oriel from 2nd October 2017 and close at 12 noon (BST) on 13th October 2017
  • Candidates will be notified week commencing 30th October whether they have been shortlisted.
  • Interview dates are Tuesday 21st November and Wednesday 22nd November at St James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Offers will be made on 17th January 2018 via the Oriel recruitment system. Candidates must accept or decline the offer on Oriel within 48 hours.
  • From 24th January 2018 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 six white space questions that will be on the application form on Oriel. 

Candidates will be notified week commencing 30th October whether they have been shortlisted. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview which will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday 21st and 22nd November 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. 

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.

 

Foundation Year 2 Stand-alone training posts

The Northern Foundation School is expected to have a number of FY2 stand-alone posts starting in August 2018 for candidates who have full GMC registration. Applications are normally open in the March and the assessment centre date is in the April/May. F2 vacancies that are out with this process are advertised by the specific Trusts and are advertised on NHS jobs.

 

Please visit our dedicated Recruitment website for more detail and key dates.

 

Foundation Year F1 and F2 service (LAS) posts

Service posts may be advertised from time to time by our partner NHS trusts usually via NHS jobs. Please note, as these are not training posts, NFS does not have a role in the recruitment/management of such posts. For any queries please contact the specific Trusts.

 

For any further information please contact Kerry Ferguson in the NFS Office.