Dental Foundation Training 2020

Key dates for information 2019/20

Advert appears and applications open Thursday 15 August 2019
Advert and applications close Thursday 12 September 2019
Online Situational Judgement Test (SJT) Thurs 31 October - Fri 8 November 2019
Interview window Tues 19 Nov – Thurs 21 Nov 2019
Preferencing of Schemes December 2019 - 10 June 2020
Initial offers released from Thursday 11 Jun 2020
Schemes commence Tuesday 1 September 2020
Meet the Educational Supervisor events (Wales only):  
North Wales Scheme 3 July 2020
Cardiff & Barry Scheme 7 July 2020
Newport & East Wales Scheme 9 July 2020
Swansea & West Wales Scheme 10 July 2020
Glamorgan Vale & Beacons Scheme 8 July 2020
Swansea Vale Scheme 6 July 2020
DFT Start date 1st September 2020

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 15 August 2019. 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 2019 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.

Late applications will not be considered.

View a copy of the presentation to 4th year dental students

View a DFT SJT Practice paper.


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