Dental Foundation Training.


Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber is coordinating Dental Foundation recruitment on behalf of Yorkshire and Humber and North East. All posts have the required educational and Dean’s approval.

A brief summary of the Dental Foundation recruitment process is provided below, but please refer to the Applicant Handbook (to follow) for a full guide.

Further sources of information

The application window for Dental Foundation Training opens at 12.00 noon (UK local time) on 21st August, 2017 and the window will close at 12.00 noon (UK local time) on 18th September, 2017.

Applications are invited for appointment to dental schemes nationally. 

Application process

Application forms are available on the national recruitment portal, Oriel  

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.


The number of vacancies for each specialty will be listed below. For information about the posts please visit the School of Dentistry webpages.

Dental Foundation Training Schemes


Scheme Area 1 25
Scheme Area 2  25
Scheme Area 3  39


 Total  101
Recruitment Timeline

The 2017 recruitment process for Dental Core Training will follow the timeline below:



Applications Open  12:00 on 21st August 2017
Application Deadline  12:00 on 18th September 2017
Interviews  21st and 22nd November 2017 (LEEDS)
Initial Offers Released by           9th January 2018 (TBC) 
Holding Deadline  
Upgrade Deadline  

Interview Dates and Venue

The interviews for Dental Foundation Training will take place on Tuesday21st and wednesday  22nd September 2017  at Leeds United Football Club. Click here for more information about the interview venue.

Documents Required at Interview

Details will be available shortly

Interview Format

The interviews for all vacancies will comprise:

  • 1x 10 minute Generic  Station
  • 1x 10 minute Specialty Specific Station
  • 1 x 55 minute Situational Judgement Test ( Completed online)

The SJT sittings will be scheduled at appropriate times so as not to cause delays in the interview schedule.

Travel and Subsistence Expenses

Applicants attending interviews are entitled to a travel and subsistence allowance. A claim form can be downloaded from the Downloads section on the right of this page. You are advised to read the guidance document in full before incurring any expenses.

Completed claim forms should be submitted to:

The Dental Recruitment Team
Health Education England - Yorkshire and the Humber Office
Don Valley House
Savile Street East
S4 7UQ

Claim forms must be received within three months of your interview date. Claim forms received after three months will not be processed. Receipts must be attached for all travel and subsistence claimed except mileage.