Dental Foundation Training 2020

Key dates for information 2019/20

Advert appears and applications open Thursday 15 August 2019
Advert and applications close Thursday 12 September 2019
Online Situational Judgement Test (SJT) Thursday 31 October – Friday 8 November 2019
Interview window Tuesday 19 November – Thursday 21 November 2019
Preferencing of Schemes December 2019 – 10 June 2020
Initial offers released from Thursday 11 June 2020
Schemes commence Tuesday 1 September 2020

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

Applicant Support via Applicant Support Portal:


Application process  

Application forms will be available on the national recruitment portal once applications open on 15 August 2019

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 2020 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.

To view a copy of the presentation to 4th year dental students click here.

To view a DFT SJT Practice paper click here.