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Offers, Upgrades and Employment Checks
Will universities be informed of applicants ranking data?
How much time do applicants have to accept an offer with upgrades?
Are applicants able to upgrade offers more than once?
What happens if an employer refuses to employ an applicant on the basis of a bad reference?
What is the timeline for the offers process and when does the entire recruitment process end?
Is it likely that applicants will receive an upgrade to a non-preferenced programme?
Can offers come from both hospital and community?
What happens to applicants who are deemed appointable at interview but then fail their undergraduate degree?
What happens if an applicant is offered a place in the Scottish scheme but declines this offer in order to wait for the outcome of the Oriel scheme, is this okay?
How long can an applicant wait to receive an upgrade?
How and when are upgrade dates communicated to applicants?
When do applicants meet their employers and should applicants make contact with their employers?
What happens to applicants who receive bad references? How and when are employers made aware that their potential employee has a bad reference?
Will applicants be asked to sign to agree that they are happy with the interview process?
What happens if two applicants get the same assessment score and the same preferences?
Can an applicant make a direct approach for a post within the scheme e.g. if they were a summer vacation student?
How will my application be assessed without the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs)?
What if none of the FAQs answer my query?
Oriel and Applications
What documentation will applicants be required to provide as part of their application?
Is it possible that some applicants may have to work longer than the hours stated in their contract?
What does primary pharmacy qualification mean in the application form?
Should applicants use their university or personal email addresses when they apply?
What is the relevance of asking about employment history on the application form when some students will not have any?
Will DBS checks and training on safeguarding be organised on a national or local basis?
How do I search for joint pharmacy programmes?
What is the difference between Oriel 1 and Oriel 2 and which one do I use?
I am already registered on Oriel 1 - Do I need to register again on Oriel 2?
When can I register on Oriel 2?
My name on Oriel does not match the name on my passport, how can I change this?
What should I do if I have a personal or professional relationship with a member of a healthcare organisation or pharmacy which recruits via Oriel?
Who is the PNRO?
How does the application process affect those who apply for pre-registration training positions in Scotland and Northern Ireland?
Where can applicants expect to find the applicant handbook?
When is the application deadline?
When can applicants begin filling in the application form?
Have any hospitals opted out of the scheme?
Will applicants be able to save each section of the application form and come back to it later?
How will the quality of posts advertised through the scheme be monitored?
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Can community pharmacies recruit themselves if they decide to opt out?
If applicants do not preference a particular programme does that mean they cannot receive an offer for that particular programme?
Does Oriel allow a student to bulk filter preference choices?
What can successful applicants do if the employer moves them elsewhere from their preference choice at a later date?
Will applicants be able to download a hard copy of their preference choices?
Is there a recommended number of programmes for applicants to preference?
Is preferencing the same as ranking?
Will applicants be able to save their preferences and come back to them later?
Are there any advantages to submitting preferences early and do they go to the trusts?
Will preferencing disadvantage those applicants with children?
Pre-Registration Pharmacy - Preferencing Deadline Extended
Preferencing - How do I submit?
What documentation will applicants be required to bring to selection centre?
When will applicants be able to choose the selection centre they wish to attend for interview?
Are applicants who are interviewed on the first day going to be disadvantaged compared with those who are interviewed later in the week?
Will staff helping at the selection centres have a background and knowledge of pharmacy?
Will there be different assessments used throughout the day?
Will applicants be tested on clinical and science related questions?
Will there be a clash with the interviews taking place in Scotland in the 1st week in September 2017?
Will there be a numeracy test for students to sit?
Why is numeracy being assessed?
Will examples of numeracy questions be made available to students before they sit the numeracy test?
When will details of the location of venues acting as selection centres be made available?
Will examples of SJT items and MMI questions be made available to students in advance of their attendance at selection centres?
Will there be a timetable of SJT and MMI timings made available to students before they attend selection centres so that they can practice timings beforehand?
Why are there no Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) this year?