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Table 3 Global satisfaction with the national pre-registration training application process in relation to selection of prospective employers?

From: National recruitment scheme for pre-registration pharmacist training in England and Wales: a mixed method evaluation of experiences of applicant pharmacy students

QuestionsResponse optionsOverall, how satisfied were you with the preferencing process?*P values1
Very DissatisfiedDissatisfiedNeither satisfied
nor dissatisfied
SatisfiedVery SatisfiedTotal
Did ‘Community Pharmacy – Medium/Small Independent Multiple’ feature in your programme preferences?No21 (11%)31 (16%)30 (16%)93 (49%)15 (8%)190 (100%)p = 0.002
Yes18 (17%)24 (23%)26 (25%)32 (30%)5 (5%)105 (100%)
Total39 (13%)55 (19%)56 (19%)125 (42%)20 (7%)295 (100%)
Did ‘Community Pharmacy – Large Chain Multiple’ feature in your highest ranked programme preferences i.e. your ‘top ten’?No26 (11%)44 (18%)48 (20%)110 (45%)17 (7%)245 (100%)p = 0.013
Yes13 (26%)11 (22%)8 (16%)15 (30%)3 (6%)50 (100%)
Total39 (13%)55 (19%)56 (19%)125 (42%)20 (7%)295 (100%)
Did you receive a training place offer through Oriel?No10 (32%)9 (29%)3 (10%)8 (26%)1 (3%)31 (100%)p = 0.003
Yes - through clearing3 (19%)3 (19%)4 (25%)6 (38%)0 (0%)16 (100%)
Yes in the first round26 (10%)43 (17%)49 (20%)111 (45%)19 (8%)248 (100%)
Total39 (13%)55 (19%)56 (19%)125 (42%)20 (7%)295 (100%)
Which of your preferenced training places were you offered?20th + ranked choice12 (18%)15 (2317 (26%)20 (31%)1(2%)65 (100%)p = 0.001
10th to 20th ranked choice3 (12%)5 (19%)3 (12%)15 (58%)0 (0%)26 (100%)
4th to 10th ranked choice4 (11%)7 (19%)7 (19%)14 (38%)5 (14%)37 (100%)
1st to 3rd ranked choice7 (6%)16 (13%)22 (18%)62 (52%)13 (11%)120 (100%)
Total26 (10%)43 (17%)49 (20%)111 (45%)19 (8%)248 (100%)
  1. *Selection of prospective employers was referred to as ‘preferencing’ in the survey questionnaire. 1chi-square test for trend