Apprentice Dental Nurse Sandy Dentalcare

An exciting opportunity to work in a dental practice while gaining a qualification in dental nursing and progress into an exciting dental career. A busy, dental practice is looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to work alongside the Dentist.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    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).

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    30 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Assisting in the provision and delivery of dental care to patients
  • Reception duties
  • Decontamination/sterilising in the surgery

In-house training will be given by an experienced team and the apprenticeship qualification will be provided in the workplace.

The ideal candidate will have grade C GCSE or above in English and Maths (or equivalent). They must be organised, with good communication skills, be computer literate, keen to learn, be of smart and professional appearance at all times and have a positive attitude.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The successful candidate must be reliable, organised and have good communication skills
  • Computer literate and keen to learn
  • Wearing a clean presentable uniform and have a positive attitude

Personal qualities

  • You must be of a smart and professional appearance at all times 

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Maths and English Grade C or above (or equivalent)


Future prospects

There are good career progression opportunities such as Hygienist and Practice Management for the right person.

Things to consider

You will be required to have a Hepatitis B injection and pass a DBS check.

About the employer

Sandy Dental care are a friendly family orientated dental practice offering General dentistry to their NHS and Private patients.


Sandy Dentalcare


10 Market Square


SG19 1HU

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Training provider

  • Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • Awarding Personal Learning and Thinking Skills in Health
  • Health and Safety
  • Equality and Diversity
  • First Aid at Work

Apprenticeship standard

Dental health > Dental Nurse

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Anderson Stockley Accredited Training Ltd


Nathan Richards

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017