Dental Recruitment


No Practices Profiles are available at this present time. Please email should you have any queries.

Dental Foundation Training 2021-22
Please note that DFT recruitment is a National Recruitment process.  All applications should be made via the national recruitment portal: For further information in relation to 2021-2022 DFT recruitment please visit the COPDEND website,

If you have any queries relating to Dental Foundation Training recruitment or applications please contact Applicant Support via the Applicant Support Portal:

Dental Core Training Recruitment 2021-22

National DCT Recruitment opens on Tuesday 19 January 2021, 10:00.  Further information is available on

Applications should be made via the national recruitment portal Oriel,  

The Person Specification for 2021 DCT recruitment can be found at the following link National Person Specification – COPDEND.

Please visit the COPDEND website, for further information.

Salary information is available at the following link doh-tc8-2-2020.pdf (

Applications for the post of Educational Supervisor in the Northern Ireland Dental Foundation Training (DFT) Scheme are currently closed. If interested in applying in future please know that this 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. A Lay Representative may also be present to quality assure the process.
• Stage Three of the process is a formal interview.

If you have any further enquiries in relation to recruitment please contact Katie Symington, or telephone 02895 360070.

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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:

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