2 Year Foundation Programmes

Key Documents

Available now:

Application Guidance by Programme

How to apply for Academic posts available

How to apply for foundation posts available

How to apply for foundation priority posts available

How to apply for psychiatry fellowship posts available

All psychiatry fellowship posts (PFF) are now included in the main foundation programme (FP) posts. All posts that relate to PFF will be detailed in the programme descriptions.

How to apply to all posts available


All applications must be submitted through Oriel (national online application system). You can access the new version of Oriel here. Applicants are advised to start their applications early to allow sufficient time to complete the necessary sections of the application form and to gather evidence in support of their application.

Important: You will need to create a new Oriel account on the version linked to above before you can make any 2021 applications.

The Oriel applicant portal is compatible with Internet Explorer 11, Safari 7+, Google Chrome 30+, Firefox 24+ and Edge. Applicants are advised to use one of these browsers when using the website and preferably the most up to date version of that browser. 

Please note that the system is not compatible with Internet Explorer 7 – 10. 

If at any point you find yourself getting stuck in a ‘loop’ or if there appears to be an error on the system, please try to access the site from a different web browser, for example, Google Chrome, or deleting your internet browser history in the first instance. For technical queries please contact the technical helpdesk via support@hicom.co.uk.

Further information can be found in HEE’s statement here.