Workforce, training and education
East Midlands

Foundation Programme Recruitment 2024 

Key Dates: 

Notification of Allocation to Foundation School: Thursday 7th March 2024

Programme Preferencing Window (1-Stage Process): Thursday 7th March 2024

Notification of Match to Programme: TBC

Recruitment Paperwork Transferred to Employing Organisations (e.g. allocations, application forms, references): TBC

Receive Allocation Letter via email:  TBC

Applicants must begin Provisional Registration process (if not already): TBC

Online References Collected via Oriel: Thursday 7th March 2024 - Friday 12th July 2024 



LNR and Trent Foundation Schools use a 1-Stage Process for Preferencing (Programme only). 


Score Distribution Charts 


LNR and Trent Score Distribution Charts for 2023 recruitment are available in the Documents section at the end of this page.  Please note that preferencing behaviour is expected to change this year, with the introduction of Preference Informed Allocation (PIA).

(Score Distribution Charts for 2024 recruitment are TBC). 


Special Circumstances 


Special circumstances pre-allocates you to a Foundation School, but not to a programme within LNR or Trent.  Therefore, you should rank programmes by the specified deadlines. 


Linked Applications 


Linked applications allow for you to be in the same Foundation School only and not the same Programme, employing organisation or town. 























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