Dental Nurse Apprentice Kenilworth Dental Practice

An excellent opportunity to work at an Award Winning and well-established Dental Practice, with five surgeries, where you will be fully supported with your learning. Kenilworth Dental Practice is located centrally in Kenilworth town with excellent transport links and walking distance from the high street.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday- 8:45 am- 6:00 pm (1 hr lunch) Friday 8:00 am-4:15 pm (1 hr lunch) 40.25hrs per week including study time at the college. Hours worked on rota basis.

    Total hours per week: 40.25

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


  • Assisting the Dentist in surgery, to include passing the correct instruments or materials
  • Supporting the patient
  • Using a suction tube
  • Preparing the dental surgery in the morning with relevant equipment needed for the day
  • Cleaning and sterilising dental instruments.
  • Emptying clinical waste into the correct containers
  • Processing x-rays and cleaning the x-ray developer
  • Participating in Practice meetings
  • Patient support, providing reassurance
  • Completing any required paperwork
  • Decontamination of instruments

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication and customer service skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to reflect and improve

Personal qualities

  • Hard working, reliable and flexible
  • Well presented, professional, polite and has a genuine enjoyment for working with people
  • Keen interest in Dental nursing and a willingness to learn new information
  • Able to take on board feedback and change your working methods based on feedback
  • Good communication skills and able to work within a team
  • Always rises to a challenge with enthusiasm

Qualifications required

  • GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English, Grades A-C essential

Future prospects

Apprenticeship offered with a view to permanent position in the future.

Things to consider

Advanced DBS check and two references are required as well as immunisations including Hepatitis B prior to starting work. Pay will be reviewed based on individuals performance as stated above Required to travel to college in Leamington for study The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

Kenilworth Dental Practice is an Award winning, long established practice offering the highest standards of a comprehensive range of Dental treatments, to include the following: invisalign, implants, smile design and general Dentistry. You will have the opportunity to work alongside highly trained and skilled Dentists. Our patients’ satisfaction drives everything we do & you’re assured of a warm welcome. We currently have five surgeries.


Kenilworth Dental Practice


26 Station Road



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Training provider

  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Functional Skills qualification in English, level 2
  • Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics, level 2
  • Level 3 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health
  • Practical Dental Nursing skills taught on the job to a high level

Apprenticeship framework

Health - Dental Nursing

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Warwickshire College

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017