Academic Foundation Programme Recruitment 2021

The relevant information relating to recruitment to Academic Foundation Programmes commencing in August 2021, (including the applicant guide, person specification and timeline), can be found at the following link:

Please click on the separate Trent and LNR pages in this section, for further information relating to the programmes available in each of the two Foundation Schools within the East Midlands.


Academic Foundation Programme Interviews

2021 interviews will be undertaken virtually (through Microsoft Teams).


In addition to the UKFP 2021 Foundation Person Specification, applicants with a Decile Score of 34 will be longlisted out. 

Shortlisting Score

The shortlisting score will consist of your decile score, educational achievements score and white space question.  In the event of the total shortlisting scores being tied, the highest decile score will be considered first, followed by the highest publication score, followed by the highest degree score, followed by the white space question and then prizes.

AFP Ranking Score

The AFP ranking score will be a combination of the total shortlisting score and the total interview score.

Academic Unit of Application

East Midlands

Number of programmes available


Number available of each type of programme


LNR Foundation School: 14

Trent Foundation School: 18

Psychiatry - Trent: 3


Date of shortlisting:

Date of interviews:

Friday 13th November 2020

Friday 4th December 2020

Are telephone/video interviews acceptable? Y/N


No telephone interviews. 

Video interviews will be used for this recruitment round (see notes below).


Additional Info


Due to COVID face-to-face interviews will not take place but will instead be carried out virtually via Microsoft Teams.

If you are successful at being invited to interview, please ensure you have the software required.


Please click on the links below for further information relating to the available programmes and the individual placement descriptions in both the LNR and Trent Foundation Schools.