Foundation Programme Recruitment

Foundation Programme Recruitment is a national process managed by the UKFPO. Please visit the UKFPO website for more information on the recruitment process.

For more information about the Foundation programmes available in the Severn Foundation School, please see our Info for Entrants to F1 page.

Specialised Foundation Programme Recruitment

Recruitment to our Academic Foundation Programmes is managed locally, following a process laid out by the UKFPO. For general information about Academic Foundation Programme recruitment please visit the UKFPO website.

For further information about the Specialised Foundation Programmes in Severn, please see our Specialised Foundation Programmes page.

Stand-Alone Foundation Programme Vacancies

Recruitment for F2 Stand-alone Foundation Programmes is managed by the UKFPO. Vacancies will be advertised on the Oriel recruitment system. Applications will be long-listed against the F2 person specification, and eligible candidates invited for interview. Following the interviews, appointable applicants will then be able to preference available F2 programmes. Offers will be made based on scores and preferences.


The recruitment process to F2 Stand-alone posts is designed to provide a route of entry to training in the UK for doctors who graduate overseas with full registration, and would otherwise be ineligible to apply for the two-year Foundation Programme at F1 level. Doctors who are already working as part of a recognised two-year foundation programme are not eligible to apply for F2 Stand-alone posts.

F1 trainees who have had a change in personal circumstances since their initial allocation have the option to apply for an IFST. In the first instance, trainees are always encouraged to liaise with their clinical and/or educational supervisor to consider options for adjustments to programmes in line with their personal circumstances. It may be that there are mechanisms of support available within your existing foundation school and/or employing organisation that could assist your situation.

Any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the UKFPO team.

Locum Appointments for Service (LAS)

There may be a limited number of stand-alone F1 and F2 level Locum Appointment for Service posts (LAS) available each year. These will be advertised and filled by the employing Trust, so queries should be directed to their Medical HR departments.  Posts will generally be advertised on NHS Jobs.