Oriel Application Form Sections: Complete Guide

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The Oriel application form is broken into various sections, each of which must be completed or filled out to the best of your ability. Note that, largely, the form is merely administrative – it is unlikely to set you apart from other candidates. Instead, this ranking will be done through your SJT and Numeracy Test scores, or – if they are running – through MMIs. All information that you add to the application can be saved – you do not have to complete the form in one go. However, when you select submit, this is final – the page will then change and you will receive an email stating that you have submitted the form. At this point, you will only be able to edit your contact details and referee details (as well as your preferences, of course).

Oriel Application Section 1: Personal Information

This, the first part of the application, is used only to identify you and check who you are for employment purposes. You will be required to fill out your personal details, e.g. name, address, telephone number, etc. You will also need to state whether you would like to request special circumstances, and whether you would like to request reasonable adjustments at a Selection centre. You will also need to state what type of application you are – this in turn will determine what documentation you need to upload. You can find more information on the different types of application, and who is eligible to apply, elsewhere on our site, or through the official NHS handbook. You must make sure that you supply all information in a manner that is as up-to-date as possible, and ensure that all information is the exact same as your ID documents. If you are a current student, you will need to enter your school of pharmacy’s name and your student ID within your university. If you are a UK MPharm graduate, you will need to upload a copy of your MPharm certificate to the Oriel system as part of their application. If you are a current OSPAP student, you will need to upload a copy of your letter from the GPhC confirming your eligibility to apply to an OSPAP programme. If you are an OSPAP graduate, you will need to upload a copy of your OSPAP Postgraduate Diploma or Masters certificate. All this documentation must be uploaded to the personal section, and you are advised to have it ready before the application window opens.

Oriel Application Section 2: Eligibility

Here you must input the following information:

Professional registration – here you must declare if you currently have, or have ever held, a professional registration with a statutory organisation. A statutory organisation is a regulatory organisation covering medical and healthcare professionals e.g. the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). This is not part of the application itself.

Language Requirements – you must input details of your International English Testing System (IELTS) or Occupational English Test (OET) score if your primary qualification was not in English. Your scores must be at least:
– Overall 7.0, Speaking 7.0, Listening 7.0, Reading 7.0, Writing 7.0, for IELTS
– Speaking – B, Listening – B, Reading – B, Writing – B, for OET

Right to work in the UK – here you will need to indicate your nationality and answer the relevant questions around your right to work in the UK. You will additionally be asked to provide details of your current immigration status (personal status). Remember that you may be considered before other applications due to immigration status, and that you must refer to the UK Visas & Immigration website for information regarding the right to work in the UK, not the PNRO.

Remember that not all programs on Oriel will be available to those who require a Skilled Worker Visa (SWV). However, these programmes will be clearly identified to you through the preferencing page of the application, through the use of SWV within the programme preference title. You can only preference programs which can sponsor a SWV if you require one, of course. If you are applying via the Graduate Visa route, all programmes will be available for you to preference, although you must have completed your degree within 8 years (for MPharm) or 4 years (for OSPAP) of the application date in order to apply.

Oriel Application Section 3: Fitness to Practise

Here you will need to provide information on any criminal convictions, investigations, or warnings with regard to fitness to practise. This is an important section, and information is collected on behalf of employers and host organisations as part of pre-employment checks and will be passed on to relevant employers when offers are accepted. If you declare any concerns, offers made will be conditional.

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Oriel Application Section 4: References

Here, you will need to provide the details for two referees. One of these has to be academic, while the other can be either an employment referee or a character referee. If you have a previous employment record you are expected to provide an employment rather than character reference. You must contact referees in advance to make sure that they are happy to provide a reference. They will not be contacted before you have accepted an offer. In the event that your referee is unable to complete the reference in Oriel, you can manage this outside the Oriel system in conjunction with your employer. This is because the placement, at this stage, is confirmed directly between you and the employer.

Oriel Application Section 5: Competences

Here, you will need to provide details of your primary pharmacy qualification, and the date that you achieved it – if you have not yet completed your primary pharmacy qualification, you must enter the date as the anticipated date of achievement. If you are either undertaking, or have completed, an OSPAP qualification, then you will be asked to enter the name of the institution at which you are undertaking the qualification, and date of achievement. Again, if you have not completed your OSPAP qualification yet, then you will need to enter the date as the anticipated date of achievement.

Oriel Application Section 6: Employment

Here, you must enter any employment details that you have had up to the start date of the programme. You may have no relevant employment history if you are still a student, in which case answer yes to ‘I have no employment history’. You can provide information for both paid and voluntary work, but do not include details of placements undertaken as part of your pharmacy studies. You are able to provide reasons to explain employment gaps – they can be as simple as that you had to return to your studies, or that you were travelling. This information will not be used to assess your application.

Oriel Application Section 7: Equality

This section covers equal opportunities monitoring information, and is required by the health service. Although all fields are mandatory, you may choose the option ‘I do not wish to disclose’. Remember that this information will not be used to assess your application. Equal opportunities monitoring information is used to review equality within selection processes, not to select between candidates.

Oriel Application Section 8: Declaration

This is the final section. Here, you will need to confirm that you have read and understood a number of declarations. You will not be able to submit your application until all sections of the application form have been completed, including the declarations.

Oriel Application Form Sections: Complete Guide​

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