Dental Recruitment

Dental Foundation Training 2020-21
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 2020-2021 DFT recruitment please visit the COPDEND website,
Dental Core Training Recruitment 2020-21
Please note that DCT recruitment is a National Recruitment process.  All applications should be made via the national recruitment portal, For further information in relation to 2020-21 DCT recruitment please visit the COPDEND website,
 “Applications for the post of Educational Supervisor in the Northern Ireland Dental Foundation Training (DFT) Scheme are now open.  Applications can be made via 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. Please see the Practice Assessment Document for further information.
  •  Stage Three of the process is a formal interview.

The closing date for applications is Monday 10 February 2020, 12:00.  The Practice Profile and Practice Assessment Information forms should also be completed and returned to by the closing date.

Please also find the Applicant’s Guide and information leaflet below, which contain further information in relation to the application process.

Please find below the recruitment timeline for your information:

  • Introduction to Dental Foundation Training
Tuesday 28 January 2020
  • Closing date for applications
12:00, Monday 10 February 2020
  • Practice Assessments
March 2020
  • Interview Preparation Course
Tuesday 10 March 2020
  • Trainer Interviews
Wednesday 25 March 2020
  • Trainer Appointment
April 2020
  • Schemes Start
1 September 2020

If you have any further enquiries in relation to this recruitment please contact Katie Symington, or telephone 028 95360070.

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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.  However, the HSC will continue to welcome and value staff and trainees from Europe as it does the whole world. From 30 March 2019 the UK will have left the European Union. If an agreement is reached with the EU, then EU citizens and their family members will be able to move to the UK until 2021 on the same basis as you could do today, with the same rights to work and study freely, as you currently do. For EU citizens who already live in the UK, 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.  As the Prime Minister announced on 21 January, this process will be free to all from 30 March 2019. Any payment made for an application before this date will be refunded. More information on the settlement scheme can be found here: In the event that an agreement is not reached, there will be a transition period once free movement ends and before the UK’s new immigration system begins in 2021. During this transition period, newly arriving EU citizens will still be able to enter the UK as they do now for an initial stay of up to three months and will be able to visit, work or study without applying for a visa, but they will not be eligible to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.  If you want to stay in the UK for longer than three months, you can apply from within the UK for ‘European Temporary Leave to Remain’, which will be granted for a further 36 months, subject to identity, criminality and security checks. More information will be available soon on the process to register and how the UK’s Future Immigration System will work.  To keep up to date, please regularly visit