The trainee should plan their return to work with their training programme faculty educators, who work on behalf of the Postgraduate Dean. Although usually the returning trainee will be accommodated as indicated on their initiation form which will generally be in the next available suitable vacancy in their specialty, there is no guarantee of return date and it may take time for a suitable vacancy to arise. If there are likely to be problems accommodating the trainee back into the programme, wherever possible, the trainee should be advised as soon as practicable during the period of them being out of programme.