Apprentice Dental Nurse Elite Dental Studio

Elite Dental Studio is looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to work alongside the dentist. Duties will include assisting in the provision and delivery of dental care to patients, reception duties and decontamination/sterilising in the surgery. This is a fantastic opportunity to progress into an exciting dental career.

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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

    Mon-Friday Full Time, Days and Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    19 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

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 Cs GCSE or above (or equivalent) in English and Maths. 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.

As a Dental Nurse your duties would include:

  • Providing chair side assistance to the dentist.
  • Ensure the care and welfare of patients.
  • Preparing and maintaining the clinical environment.
  • Sterilisation of instruments.
  • Mixing materials.
  • Charting on the computer.
  • Complying with strict cross infection procedures.
  • Developing digital x-rays.
  • Ensure adequate stocks of materials are within the surgery.
  • Carrying out some reception and administrative tasks.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful candidate must be:

  • Reliable.
  • Organised.
  • Computer literate.
  • Keen to learn. 
  • Have good communication skills.

Personal qualities

  • You must be of a smart and professional appearance at all times, wearing a clean, presentable uniform and have a positive attitude.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Maths and English Grade C and above (or equivalent).
  • All grades disclosed will be checked on your Personal Learning Record before you application is submitted to the Dental Practice.

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

We like to keep things simple so we will discuss and agree with you, in non clinical jargon, your treatment and the costs. Our team is committed to quality and excellence and we have management systems which ensure that we deliver a quality service consistently. We listen to our patients and their needs and are committed to continuously improving patient care and facilities at our practice.


Elite Dental Studio



Civic Square


RM18 8AD

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Training provider

  • Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3.
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths.
  • 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