Adverts for Dental Core Training (DCT) posts appear in January, followed by a 3-week window for applications.

This is followed by Situational Judgement Tests (SJTs) in March and virtual interviews in April and May. We'll send out the first set of offers near the end of May.

Important: Key dates

Adverts for new posts appear on Tuesday 11 January 2022, with applications opening a week later, at 10am on Tuesday 18 January.

Applications close on Tuesday 8 February 2022 at 4pm. No late applications will be accepted.

This round of recruitment is for posts that start in September 2022.

All times are in UK local time (GMT or BST).


Oriel adverts appear (DCT1 and DCT2/3)

Date: Tuesday 11 January 2022
Link: Oriel

Applications open  

Applications must be made through Oriel. We will not accept applications in any other way.

Date: Tuesday 18 January 2022 
Time: 10am


Applications close

No late applications will be accepted.

Date: Tuesday 8 February 2022
Time: 4pm

Situational Judgement Test (SJT) invitations sent

Date: Wednesday 23 February 2022

SJT booking window opens    

Date: Thursday 24 February 2022
Time: 6am


SJT booking window closes

Applicants will be able to reschedule or cancel up until 48 hours before their booked appointment time.

Date: Tuesday 1 March 2022
Time: 11am

SJT assessment window

Wednesday 16 March 2022 to Wednesday 23 March 2022

April and May

Interview invites sent   

Date: Tuesday 5 April 2022

Interview booking deadline    

Date: Thursday 7 April 2022
Time: 4pm

Interview booking confirmation sent    

Date: Friday 8 April 2022

Preference ranking opens    

Date: Friday 8 April 2022

Virtual interview dates - DCT1 (Microsoft Teams)

The below dates have been confirmed.


Tuesday 26 April 2022

Wednesday 27 April 2022

Thursday 28 April 2022

Friday 29 April 2022

Virtual interview dates - DCT2/3 (Microsoft Teams)

The below dates have been confirmed.


Tuesday 3 May 2022

Wednesday 4 May 2022

Thursday 5 May 2022

Friday 6 May 2022

Preference ranking closes

Preference ranking will be re-opened in between each iteration of offers.

Date: Friday 20 May 2022
Time: 2pm

First offers released    

Date: Thursday 26 May 2022


Hold deadline    

Date: Thursday 2 June 2022
Time: 1pm

Feedback to applicants    

Date: Thursday 2 June 2022

Upgrade deadline    

Date: Thursday 9 June 2022
Time: 4pm

Page last reviewed: 2 December 2021

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