Foundation jobs shortage predicted in 2015

THE foundation programme is likely to be oversubscribed again in 2015, with predictions there will be more applicants than available jobs.

The UK Foundation Programme Office issued the warning as it published details of its eligibility process for applicants.

It would be the fifth year in a row the programme had a shortfall in vacancies.

An official statement on their website said: “We expect there will be more fully eligible applicants than there are vacancies based on trends over the last few years.”

The final number of applicants will not be known until October 17, 2014. At this point, any applicants who could not prove their eligibility to work and remain in the UK by January 16, 2015 will be withdrawn from the process.

Non-UK medical graduates who are unable to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK by January 15 can still submit eligibility documentation to the UKFPO. Those who are deemed eligible will then be able to apply to through the Foundation programme Application System (FPAS) when it opens on October 7, 2014. However, the UKFPO warned that “it is very likely your application will not be considered.”

Find out more on the UKFPO website