Dental Foundation Training 2019


Key dates for information 2018/19

Advert appears and applications open

Friday 17 August 2018

Advert and applications close

Monday 17 September 2018

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Tuesday 20 November - Thursday 22 November 2018

Initial offers released from

Thursday 13 June 2019

Upgrade deadline

Friday 21 June 2019

For any queries relating to Dental Foundation Training recruitment or applications please contact Applicant Support via Applicant Support Portal:

  1. 13th June 2019 – this is the date when FD’s will be notified of their allocation to schemes.
  2. 13-21 June 2019 – this is the timeframe in which FD’s can choose to ‘accept’ their post or ‘accept with upgrades’.
  3. 25 June 2019 – this is the date in which HEE NW will be notified of the FD’s appointed to their schemes.
  4. 26 June 2019 – this is the date in which HEE NW will email all candidates to inform them of the process for allocation to DFT practices. The process for this year will be conducted on-line, and will include the distribution of ES profiles and a ranking form for the FD’s to submit and return to the office (timeline for distribution and submission of this noted below).  Please note, this is the written process only, and documents relating to the actual allocation will not be sent out until 1 July 2019.
  5. 1 July 2019 -  HEE NW will email all FD’s with a booklet which will include the details of all the educational supervisors appointed to the scheme they have been allocated to.  This will be in the form of a PDF document and each profile will include details and location of practice, along with a short biography.  It is important that you view this document, which will assist you in making your choices when filling in the ranking form.
  6. 1 July 2019 – along with the booklet, HEE NW will also distribute a form in which the FD is invited to complete and return with their preference for allocation.  It is extremely important that you ensure you have ‘preferenced’ all practices.  Box number 1 on the list will be taken as your first choice, Box number 2 – your second choice, Box number 3 – your third choice, etc. 
  7. The closing date for submission of the completed form by email is 3 July 2019 – 15:00 hrs.  The email address will be noted on the form.
  8. The allocation process will be conducted using your overall weighting score from National Recruitment.  For example, if 5 FD’s each choose the same practice as their first choice, allocation to the practice will be awarded to the FD with the highest score…this process is continued until all FD’s have been preferenced.
  9. 5 July 2019 – HEE NW will notify you by email with the name of the practice you have been allocated to.  This email will also be sent to the Educational Supervisor, so that they are aware of the name of the person who will be joining the practice. You will then have 48 hours in which to confirm to the practice and to HEE NW that you will be taking up the post.
  10. If you require further clarification on the process, please do not hesitate to contact