Academic Foundation Programme (AFP)

 

1. Introduction

2. 2020 Local Academic Foundation Programme Recruitment Timeline

3. Applying to the London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Academic Unit of Application

4. London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Academic Foundation Programme Prospectus for August 2020 entry & UKFPO Generic Guidance

5. Programme data

6. Appeals Process

 

1. Introduction

Recruitment to London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Academic Foundation Programmes (AFP) is a locally managed recruitment process. The application period for Academic Foundation Programmes (AFP) is from  Monday 19 October – 04 November 2020 (12:00). 

Due to COVID-19 and government recommendations relating to social distancing it has been decided that there will be no face-to-face interviews during this round of AFP recruitment. All interviews will be facilitated remotely via an online platform. Please note that there may be the requirement for further changes to made to the recruitment process due to COVID-19 and government recommendations.

London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex AFP AUoA will be holding four interview episodes across November 2020, December 2020 and January 2021 in order to provide as much flexibility as possible. The scheduled interview dates are as follows;

 

  • Thursday 26th November 2020
  • Friday 27th November 2020
  • Wednesday 9th December 2020
  • Tuesday 5th January 2021

 

Applicants will be advised of the status of their London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex AFP application on Wednesday 18th November 2020. Interview slots will then be released in two stages;

  • Wednesday 18th November 2020 - A portion of AM and PM slots across the four interview episodes will be released via Oriel by 1pm
  • Friday 20th November 2020 The remaining AM and PM slots across the four interview episodes will be released via Oriel by1pm

Applicants may then log into their Oriel accounts and self-schedule their interview. Applicants invited to interview will be required to schedule their interview by 1pm on Monday 23rd November 2018.

It will be assumed that applicants who do not schedule their interview by this deadline have declined the offer of an interview and will be withdrawn from the London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex AFP process.

 

Full details of the London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex AFP interview process are available via the London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Academic Foundation Programme Prospectus which is available to download from the downloads section to right-hand side of this web page.

Further information for applicants is available in the UKFP 2021 Applicants' Handbook; this can be accessed via https://foundationprogramme.nhs.uk/. The UKFP 2021 Applicants' Handbook includes full details of each step of the process, and what applicants should to do to prepare in advance.

The application portal, Oriel can be accessed at http://www.oriel.nhs.uk/Web/Account/LandingPage.

 

2. 2020 Local Academic Foundation Programme Recruitment Timeline

 

21 September 2020  LaKSS AUoA Vacancy Published on Oriel 2 and LaKSS AUoA programmes availbile to view on oriel and   London   HEE   Website
 19 October 2020 – 4 November 2020

 National application period: complete the online FP application form (including FP preferences, Educational   Achievements) and AFP application form(s) for individual AUoA vacancies, FP and PFF.  (downtime / Oriel   2   system   not available on 22nd and 23rd October 2020).  Late applications will not be considered   under any   circumstances.

5 November – 12 November  Longlsiting & Shortlsiting Process 
18 November 2020   Applicants notified of status of their application to London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex AUoA. Applicants   invited to   interview to book an interview slot (by 1pm). The deadline to book an interview slot will be 1pm  on  23   November 2020.
20 November 2020   The remaining AM and PM interview slots across the four interview episodes released via Oriel 2 by1pm
 23 November 2020   Applicant must select interview slot via Oriel 2 by 1pm
 26 November 2020  AFP (Remote) Interview Episode 1
27 November 2020  AFP (Remote) Interview Episode 2
09 December 2020  AFP (Remote) Interview Episode 3
 05 January 2021  AFP (Remote) Interview Episode 4
13 January 2021  Interview Score Sheet release via email 
13 January 2020  National offer date - applicants notified of outcome of applications on Oriel 2 (between 9am and 10am). 
15 January 2021  Deadline for applicants to accept or decline offer(s) (*between 9am and 10am 48 hours later)
20 January 2021  AFP first cascade offers date (between 9am and 10am)
22 Jnauary 2021  Deadline for applicants to accept or decline offer(s) (*between 9am and 10am 48 hours later)
27 January 2021  AFP second cascade offers date (between 9am and 10am)
29 January 2021  Deadline for applicants to accept or decline offer(s) (*between 9am and 10am 48 hours later)
 3 February 2021  AFP third cascade offers date (between 9am and 10am)
 5 february 2021   Deadline for applicants to accept or decline offer(s) (*between 9am and 10am 48 hours later)
8 February 2021 - 10 February 2021   Mop Up/ initial offers. At the end of the process, an AUoA with unfilled places may approach applicants   directly, via email or telephone, with an offer. Mop Up/ initial offers. At the end of the process, an AUoA with   unfilled places may approach applicants directly, via email or telephone, with an offer.
To be Confirmed   Appeals Window 
 

 * Offers Process – 48 hours to accept or decline an offer before offer expires

 Sarah applied to the West Midlands AUoA vacancy and the Scotland AUoA vacancy on Oriel. Sarah was   deemed appointable and ranked highly enough to be offered a programme in both AUoAs.

 On the 13 January 2021, the offer for the West Midlands AUoA became available on the system at 9am.   The offer for Scotland AUoA was released at 9.15am.

 The programme offer for West Midlands AUoA will expire at 9am on 15 January 2021 whereas the   programme offer from Scotland AUoA will expire at 9:15am on 15 January 2021.

 

 

3. Applying to the London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Academic Unit of Application

 

Please ensure that you review the UKFPO applicant guidance and the London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex AFP prospectus for August 2020 entry, for full details of how to apply and what is required of applicants.

 

4. London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Academic Foundation Programme Prospectus for August 2020 entry & UKFPO Generic Guidance

 

The London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex AFP Prospectus for August 2020 entry contains detailed information about applying to the London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex AUoA. A copy of the academic programme information for London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex AUoA is available within the prospectus and this document can be downloaded from this webpage. Please ensure that you read it carefully.

London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex will not require applicants to submit a copy of their CV. When applying London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex AFP AUoA applicants will not be required to upload evidence on the academic application form. However, applicants may be required to provide supporting evidence at a later date if requested to do so as part of an audit of applications.

Generic guidance on the recruitment process can be obtained from the UKFP 2021 Applicant Handbook and the UKFP 2021 Applicant Presentation. To access these documetns and further guidance, please visit https://foundationprogramme.nhs.uk/

 

5. Programme data

Provisional programme data will be available for applicants to view on Oriel 2 and via this website from Monday 21st September 2020. A spreadsheet summarising all the available programmes is also available to download from this webpage.

Successful applicants are recruited to a specific 4-month academic F2 post e.g. academic GUM. This post sits within a generic 2-year foundation programme with 5 other clinical placements, balanced to enable acquisition of foundation competences. Please note that clinical placements are subject to change dependent on service need and are provisional until confirmed by the employing organisation.

 

6. Appeals Process

 

Information regarding the appeals process is currently to be confirmed. Once confirmed a copy of the London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex recruitment appeals process guidance will be made available to download from this webpage.