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 on 15 August 2019 and the window will close on 12th September 2019

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 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.


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 TBC
Scheme Area 2  TBC
Scheme Area 3  TBC


 Total  TBC
Recruitment Timeline

The 2020 recruitment process for Dental Core Training will follow the timeline below:



Applications Open 15th August 2019
Application Deadline 12th September 2019
Interviews 19th to 21st November 2019  (Nationally)
Initial Offers Released by           11th June 2020
Holding Deadline  
Upgrade Deadline  

Interview Dates and Venue

The interviews for Dental Foundation Training will take place between Tuesday 19th and Thursday 21st November 2019  at various locations across the UK.

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.