Clinical Apprenticeship Placement Scheme (CAPS)

Clinical Apprenticeship Placement Scheme (CAPS) for Refugee Doctors

The aim of CAPS is to prepare you for specialty and improve your chances of getting a job. This scheme is endorsed by the UK Foundation Programme Office and delivered by Health Education England. 

We offer 6 month placements in secondary care at F2 level to refugee doctors who are working in the NHS for the first time. These placements include intensive education and generic skills training. You will gain a good understanding of Foundation competences and assessment procedures as a result.

As a scheme endorsed by the UK Foundation Programme Office it will ensure that those who successfully complete the scheme are recognised as suitable for competing for Training Posts. It is important that you read the Foundation Programme Guidance carefully for details of how the CAPS scheme will potentially benefit you in progressing to a Foundation post.

For further information about the Scheme see the following: 

CAPS Handbook 


CAPS Person Specification

CAPS Application form

Reference Form (for Referees only) 

***Applications are now OPEN for Spring 2021 placements***

To apply, please download the application formon this page.  We would advise you to refer to the CAPS Handbook along with the Job Description and Person Specification before you complete the application form. 


The closing date for submitting your application is: 

  • Wednesday 17th March 2021 

Interviews for candidates who have been shortlisted are taking place on: 

  • 30th and 31st March 2021 

Please email your application form, along with all relevant documents to 


Who we are: 

Dr Rupal Shah: Associate Dean/ Education Lead Professional Development Team

Agnieszka Grzesiak: Business Support Officer, Professional Development Team

Joseph Dale: Senior Business Manager, Professional Development Team

Ms Lynne Rustecki: Education Lead - Specialist Clinical Communication and Linguistic Services, Professional Development Team

Deena Ragiwala: Senior Officer, Professional Development Team