Dental Foundation Training (DFT) 2018 National Recruitment

National Recruitment in England, Northern Ireland and Wales 


2017/18 Key Dates for Information
Applications open
21 August 2017
Applications close
18 September 2017  (12.00 noon)
Online Situation Judgement Test (SJT)
01-08 November 2017
Assessment Centres 
21-23 November 2017
Initial offers released from
8 January 2018
Upgrade deadline
Second round of offers
29 January 2018
9 July 2018

 Dental Foundation Training 2018

For any queries relating to Dental Foundation Training recruitment or applications please contact 

Applicant Support via Applicant Support Portal:

Please note applications for 2018 Dental Foundation Training are now closed and no further applications will be accepted

Dates for 2019 Dental Foundation Training applications have not yet been released and will be advertised here once confirmed

Application process  Application forms are available on the national recruitment portal

Please note that the vacancies advertised may be subject to change prior to interview


Before applying please ensure you read the Dental Foundation Training - National Applicant Guide 2018 and the Person Specification to assess your suitability. There are also guides available in the resource bank of the national recruitment portal to assist you with completing your application.

To be considered for longlisting you must complete the relevant online application form. No other documentation will be accepted at the application stage.

Late applications will not be considered. 


For a copy of the presentation given to Year 4 students please click here














































































































To view a DFT SJT Practice paper click here.





To  view a copy of the Dental Foundation Recruitment 2016/17 presentation given to undergraduates in England, Northern Ireland and Wales please click here.