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 13 August 2020 and the window will close on 10th September 2020

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 2021 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 24
Scheme Area 2  24
Scheme Area 3  36


 Total  94


Please note - All post numbers are indicative and are subject to change 

Recruitment Timeline

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



Applications Open 13th August 2020
Application Deadline 10th September 2020
Interviews No assessement centres in 2020 due to Covid-19 
Initial Offers Released by           10th June 2021
Holding Deadline  
Upgrade Deadline  

Interview Dates and Venue

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no assessment centres in 2020.