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 10 January 2023, with applications opening two days later, at 10am on Thursday 12 January 2023.

Applications close on Thursday 2 February 2023 at 4pm. No late applications will be accepted.

Recruitment timelines for Dental Core Training

This round of recruitment is for posts that start in September 2023.

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


Oriel adverts appear (DCT1 and DCT2/3)

Date: Tuesday 10 January 2023
Link: Oriel

Applications open  

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

Date: Thursday 12 January 2023 
Time: 10am


Applications close

No late applications will be accepted.

Date: Thursday 2 February 2023
Time: 4pm

Situational Judgement Test (SJT) invitations sent

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

SJT booking window opens    

Date: Thursday 23 February 2023 
Time: 6am


SJT booking window closes

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

Date: Wednesday 1 March 2023 
Time: 11am

SJT assessment window

Wednesday 15 March 2023 to Wednesday 22 March 2023

April and May

Interview invites sent   

Date: Tuesday 4 April 2023

Interview booking deadline    

Date: Thursday 6 April 2023 
Time: 9 (am)

Interview booking confirmation sent    

Date: Tuesday 11 April 2023

Preference ranking opens    

Date: Tuesday 11 April 2023

Virtual interview dates - DCT1 

Please note the dates below have not yet been confirmed.

Week 1 

Tuesday 25 April 2023 - TBC

Wednesday 26 April 2023 - TBC

Thursday 27 April 2023 -TBC

Friday 28 April 2023 - TBC

Week 2

Tuesday 2 May 2023 - TBC

Virtual interview dates - DCT2/3 

Please note the dates below have not yet been confirmed.

Week 1 

Tuesday 9 May 2023 - TBC

Wednesday 10 May 2023 - TBC

Thursday 11 May 2023 - TBC

Friday 12 May 2023 - TBC

Preference ranking closes

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

Date: Friday 19 May 2023
Time: 2pm

First offers released    

Date: Thursday 25 May 2023


Hold deadline    

Date: Thursday 1 June 2023
Time: 1pm

Feedback to applicants    

Date: Thursday 1 June 2023

Upgrade deadline    

Date: Thursday 8 June 2023
Time: 4pm

Page last reviewed: 2 December 2021

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