New Starters & Recruitment

All recruitment to foundation programmes in the UK is a national online process. Details of the application process are available on the UK Foundation Programme (UKFPO) website. Online applications are made via Oriel.

We recommend that you read the UKFPO applicants handbook. This and information on applying for pre-allocation, linked applications, right to work, visas, supporting trainees entering practice (STEP) and inter-foundation school transfers (IFST) are all available on the UKFPO website.

Details about Less Than Full Time Training (LTFT) and how to apply can be accessed here.

GMC Provisional registration

To complete a UK approved F1 programme, all incoming FY1 doctors are required to hold GMC  provisional registration with a licence to practice and you are unable to start work without it.

You will need to apply three months before the date you wish to start F1. This gives the GMC time to process your application. 

Once the GMC process your application for provisional registration, you’ll have 1,125 days to complete your F1 training. This means it’s important that you are ready to start the first year of the Foundation Programme (F1) when you apply for your provisional registration.

More details can be found on the GMC Website