Dental Foundation Training

Key dates for information 2020/21

Advert appears and applications open Thursday 13 August 2020
Advert and applications close Thursday 10 September 2020
Online Situational Judgement Test (SJT) Monday 2 November – Tuesday 10 November 2020
Assessment Centres No assessment centres in 2020 due to Covid-19
Preferencing of Schemes 12 December 2020 – 13 May 2021
Initial offers released from Thursday 10 June 2021

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 12 August 2020

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 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.