Foundation Programme Recruitment

An introduction to training in the LNR and Trent Foundation Schools from Dr Robert Powell, Director of Foundation Training for the East Midlands

For further information on LNR and Trent Foundation Schools, please see the brochures below in the downloads area.

Foundation Programme Recruitment

Key Dates:

Notification of Allocation to Foundation School:  Thursday 12th March 2020

Programme Group Ranking Opens:  Friday 13th March 2020

Deadline for Programme Group Ranking:  5pm Thursday 19th March 2020 *

Notification of Match to Programme Group:  Friday 20th March 2020

Programme Ranking Opens: 12noon Friday 20th March 2020

Deadline for Programme Ranking:  5pm Monday 30th March 2020 *

Notification of Match to Programme:  Thursday 9th April 2020

Recruitment Paperwork Transferred to Employing Organisations (e.g. allocations, application forms, references):  By Thursday 16th April 2020

Receive Allocation Letter via email:  Thursday 16th April 2020

* If you miss the deadline, you will be allocated randomly to any remaining programme group/programme once the matching process has been completed.

Job Descriptions

Click here to view LNR job descriptions. 

Click here to view Trent job descriptions.

Score Distribution Charts

LNR and Trent Score Distribution Charts for 2019 recruitment are available in the downloads section on this page.

Special Circumstances

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

Linked Applications

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

Reserve List Allocations

Applicants will be contacted via email on the day of allocation to Foundation School with details of allocation to programme.


For all enquiries, please email   


Foundation Priority Programmes

For further information regarding this programme and the posts on offer, please click here.

Psychiatry Foundation Fellowships

For further information regarding this programme and the posts on offer, please click here.