Two Year Recruitment Process

Recruitment to the two year Foundation Programme for August 2024 opens on the 12th September 2023. For all national information (including eligibility) and guidelines on the recruitment process to two year Foundation programmes, please go to the UKFPO website.
Local information on recruitment for August 2024 can be accessed below and will be updated regularly as new information becomes available. (Please also see left hand menu).


Foundation School match 7th March 2024
References collected March - April 2024
1st Cohort Programme match TBC April 2024
Further programme allocations From May 2024
Pre-employment checks From April 2024
Shadowing commences 30th July 2024 TBC
F1 Post starts  7th August 2024

Preference Informed Allocation (PIA)

In June 2023 it was announced that allocation for the Foundation Programme 2024 onwards would use the new PIA allocation method. Further information on the Foundation allocation stakeholder engagement process and the outcomes can be found on the UKFPO website.
Due to the introduction of the Preference Informed Allocation process and a computer generated rank, the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) and EPM/decile score will no longer be used for application to the Foundation Programme and has been removed from the FP2024 application process.

Further information can be found on the UKFPO website

The following information has been designed to provide applicants with some useful general information on how foundation training is organised in the Peninsula Foundation School:

General information on how Foundation training is organised within Peninsula Foundation School 

In addition, we hope that the following Q and As will assist applicants:

Will Peninsula Foundation School be holding an open day?

Yes - The Peninsula Foundation School will host a Welcome Event in March 2024.  Previous attendees have found attending our Welcome Event really useful.  To view their feedback and find out more about this open day please read our Welcome Event Evaluation Report on last year's event.

For those allocated to the Peninsula Foundation School please check your emails from 7th March 2024 for further information.

How will applicants be matched to a programme?

Dates and details of the programme preferencing and matching process will be communicated to applicants by the UKFPO and foundation school. The same computer-generated rank will be used when allocating applicants at the group/programme match stage. Applicants will not receive a new rank for group or programme matching. The same rank will be used at all stages. (This applies to the standard Foundation Programme only. Information about the recruitment process for the Foundation Priority Programmes (FPP) and Specialised Foundation Programmes (SFP) is available in separate guidance documents). In rank order, each applicant will be allocated to their highest preference foundation programme. Applicants in the first cohort will be matched to a programme in April 2024. Further programme matches will take place from May 2024 onwards to ensure that all applicants are matched to a foundation programme within their allocated foundation school. Applicants should refer to the applicant timeline on the UKFPO website for the dates and deadlines which relate to the programme match for each cohort. The dates will be available to view in early 2024.

In previous recruitment years, Foundation Schools created and published histograms or bar charts that displayed the range of FP total scores received by applicants allocated to the Foundation School. As the FP total score is no longer used within the allocation process, these charts will no longer be produced.

In the Peninsula Foundation School you will be matched to a two year fixed foundation programme and will know the trust and programme for F1 and F2, at the point of recruitment.

What is the timeline for phase 2 of the recruitment process for general foundation programmes?

All applicants matched to the Peninsula will be asked to rank all foundation programmes available on Oriel by TBC. Any applicants that do not select their preferences by this deadline will be randomly allocated to the remaining posts once all other applicants are matched.

Will Peninsula be honouring linked applications in phase 2 (matching to programme/Trust)?

If you are allocated by PIA to the Peninsula Foundation School with your linked applicant (see UKFP 2024 Applicant Guide to Allocation) the Peninsula Foundation School will honour linked applications past phase 1 of the recruitment process i.e. following matching to Foundation School, links will be maintained for matching to individual Trust if BOTH parties agree to do so. Further information will be sent to relevant applicants in due course - please ensure you look out for this email.

Does Peninsula support trainees who want to complete F2 abroad?

No, the Peninsula does not offer this option.

Appointment to a post is dependant upon the applicant successfully completing medical school (passing finals) and is subject to pre-employment checks.  To be fair to all our Trusts if you are told by your medical school that you will not be able to graduate, please let us know as soon as possible.  If you will not be taking up your allocated post for any other reason then again please let us know as soon as possible.

In accordance with Good Medical Practice 2024, we ask you to act professionally throughout the recruitment process. To access the Peninsula Foundation School Code of Conduct please click on the link below:

Peninsula Foundation School Code of Conduct

The Foundation Team at the Peninsula Foundation School are here to support you. If you have any queries or concerns please contact Suzanne Maddock , Foundation School Manager on 01752 590626.