Dental Recruitment

TRAINEE RECRUITMENT
Dental Foundation Training 2023-24
Please note that DFT recruitment is a National Recruitment process.  Applications for the 2023-24 training year have now closed.

For further information in relation to DFT recruitment please visit the COPDEND website, https://www.copdend.org/postgraduate-training/dft-recruitment-2019/.

Dental Foundation Training Prospectus

Please find below the Dental Foundation Training Prospectus with information on 2022-23 training practice locations, links to practice websites, alongside information on living and working within Northern Ireland:

You will also find a link within this prospectus to a video outlining Dental Foundation Training within Northern Ireland.

If you have any queries regarding Dental Foundation Training within Northern Ireland please contact dentalfoundation.nimdta@hscni.net.

Dental Core Training Recruitment 2023-24

The Dental Core Training national application process will open on Thursday 12 January 2023 and close on Thursday 2 February 2023 at 16:00 hours.  The application process will be conducted via the Oriel platform.  For enquiries in relation to this recruitment process please email DCTNRO@hee.nhs.uk.

Please find below three Post Descriptor documents detailing available NIMDTA DCT posts commencing in September 2023.

Altnagelvin Area Hospital – Western Trust

Ulster Hospital – South Eastern Trust

School of Dentistry – Belfast Trust

All applications should be made via the Oriel platform Oriel – Home.

For further information in relation to DCT recruitment please visit the following link Dental Core Training (DCT) | dental.hee.nhs.uk.

The National Certification of Equivalence to Dental Core Training Year 2 Competencies

A process has been developed to facilitate applications to Specialty Training posts from individuals who have not followed a standard UK training pathway (Dental Foundation, Dental Core Training). The process can also be used by applicants for DCT3 posts if they have not already undertaken a DCT2 post.

For further information on this process please visit Dental DCT2 Equivalence | NHS Education for Scotland

Dental Specialty Recruitment 2023-24

Information about the Specialty Training recruitment timeline can be accessed here. A copy of the national personal specification can be viewed here.

Applications for Specialty Training posts are made online through the Oriel portal.

The National Certification of Equivalence to Dental Core Training Year 2 Competencies

A process has been developed to facilitate applications to Specialty Training posts from individuals who have not followed a standard UK training pathway (Dental Foundation, Dental Core Training). The process can also be used by applicants for DCT3 posts if they have not already undertaken a DCT2 post.

For further information on this process please visit Dental DCT2 Equivalence | NHS Education for Scotland.

EDUCATIONAL SUPERVISOR (TRAINER) RECRUITMENT

Applications for the post of Educational Supervisor in the Northern Ireland Dental Foundation Training (DFT) Scheme for the 2023-24 training year will open from Monday 16th January 2023 and close on Monday 13th February 2023 at 12pm.

Please note that the NIMDTA Educational Supervisor recruitment is a three stage process:

  • Stage One is the completion and return of the online Application form along with the associated Practice Profile & Practice Assessment Information forms.
  • Stage Two involves the assessment of your practice as a suitable physical environment for a Foundation Dentist.  Assessments are carried out by a member of the NIMDTA dental team and an independent Dental Assessor.
  • Stage Three of the process is a formal interview.

If you would like to attend the online Introduction to Dental Foundation Training Information Evening held via Zoom on Tuesday 31st January 2023 (after hours) please contact the Dental Foundation Team via DentalFoundation.nimdta@hscni.net

Please refer to the documents below for further information:

  1. Information leaflet
  2. Applicants Guide for Educational Supervisor Recruitment 
  3. Practice Profile
  4. Practice Assessment Information form
  5. Practice Assessment Document

All applications for the post of Educational Supervisor should be made via HSC Jobs – Search for Health and Social care Jobs in Northern Ireland – Formerly HSCRecruit – HSCNI Jobs

Please contact the Dental Foundation Team by email to dentalfoundation.nimdta@hscni.net if you require any further information.

Right to work in the UK

Information for applicants from the EU

You will be aware that the UK is in the process of leaving the European Union.  This means freedom of movement will be affected after 31 December 2020.  However, the HSC will continue to welcome and value staff and trainees from Europe as it does the whole world.

The UK will have left the European Union on January 31 2021 and we are currently in the transition period until 31 December 2020 during which all EU law will still apply to the UK. EU citizens and their family members will be able to move to the UK until 2021, with the same rights to work and study freely. For EU citizens who live in the UK by 31 December 2020, you are eligible to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.  All EU citizens who have lived in the UK for more than five years continuously will be eligible for ‘settled status’ (equivalent to indefinite leave to remain).  If you have lived in the UK for less than five years you will be eligible for ‘pre-settled status’ and can upgrade this to ‘settled status’ when you have been here for five years.  More information on the settlement scheme can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families

The UK is introducing a new points based immigration system from 1 January 2021.  If you intend to visit work or study in the UK from 1 January 2021 you can find out more information on what you need to do here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-immigration-system-what-you-need-to-know