DFT Recruitment.


Recruitment for Dental Foundation training is via a National Recruitment process. In Health Education England working across the Yorkshire and Humber region, trainees are based in NHS general dental practices working with dental practitioners who are experienced Foundation Trainers. There are currently 8 schemes within the Yorkshire and Humber region and these are divided up between:

Area 1 - North Yorkshire and Humber (pink in the diagram below) which contains the York and Harrogate schemes

Area 2 - West Yorkshire (orange) which contains the Wakefield and Dewsbury schemes

Area 3 - South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw (green) which contains the Sheffield, Doncaster and Barnsley schemes

All the above schemes include York, Harrogate, Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley, Leeds, Hull, Dewsbury and Wakefield. The Longitudinal scheme is a two year scheme alternating between practice and secondary care and covers all areas of Yorkshire and the Humber.

**Please note** – there may be some overlap between areas eg. A practice in Huddersfield (Area 2) may be placed in Area 3 due to availability of practices.

 All trainees must sign an agreement at the beginning of each placement and keep an accurate and regular portfolio of their work. They must also attend the 30 day study programme, work full time in practice and attend weekly tutorials with their trainer.

Joint Dental Foundation and Core Training (DFTDCT Longitudinal Scheme)

Placements for these positions are distributed across Yorkshire and Humberside, with training spread across primary and secondary care, over 2 years. By the end of your training you have the opportunity to gain both DFT and DCT1 completion. For further details of these placements and to gain insight from current trainees please contact the TPD responsible for these placements : Ian Wilson ian.wilson2@hee.nhs.uk

Please find a list of the current DFT (2021-22) Dental Foundation Practices and Educational Supervisors. This information will be indicative of the practices you will be applying for.

Dental Practices

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 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.

After Appointment

Information on what to do once you have been appointed, is available here