National recruitment to Dental Foundation Training  

The recruitment process is being led by the London Shared Services team on behalf of all Local Education and Training Boards (formerly Deaneries) and COPDEND.

Please see the COPDEND website for updates and important information relating to the national recruitment process.

Dental Foundation Training 2018

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

Enquiries on the process

Any enquiries surrounding the national recruitment process should be directed to London Shared Services by contacting them through the following link:  Applicant Enquires

Details of the Health Education England - East of England DFT Schemes are available here