Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Goyt Valley Medical Practice

Working a busy Medical Centre, your role will be within the Dental Practice, supporting the Dental team on a daily basis.

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    30 hours per week, 9am-6pm Monday – Friday

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    03 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Goyt Valley dental is based in Goyt Valley Medical centre, on Chapel Street in Whaley Bridge, the centre is a the heart of the community, your role will be working as a Dental Nurse Apprentice within the Practice, you will be training whilst working within a Dental Surgery, you will have many task to do within your working day and will be an important part of the team.

Working on a 1-2-1 basis with the Dentist plus working with other clinical staff, including hygienist and nurses. Part of the role will include working on the reception, meeting and greeting the customers. So being able to keep clam in a busy environment is essential.

The duties included in the role as a Dental Nurse are listed below:

  • Chairside support for the Dentist and Hygienist
  • Assisting the Dentist with procedures
  • Working as part of team
  • Ensuring the surgery is clean and tidy and ready for the patients
  • Making sure the Health and Safety of the practice is not compromised, all used equipment to be cleaned and stored correctly
  • Greeting Customers
  • Taking Payments
  • Completing forms
  • Making appointments

If you feel you have the skills and ability to be successful, then this may be the right role for you.

Working hours 9am-6pm Monday – Friday
37.5 hours over 5 days

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent time management skills.

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiasm
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Good teamwork
  • Good dexterity and coordination
  • Excellent timekeeping
  • Caring attitude
  • Friendly personality
  • Honest and reliable
  • Able to use own initiative

Qualifications required

Good standard of education (GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths).

Future prospects

Practice manager, senior nurse, and dental assessor.

Things to consider

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

Goyt Valley Medical and Dental practice provide a wide range of medical and dental services for both Private and NHS patients.


Goyt Valley Medical Practice


Chapel Street

High Peak

SK23 7SR

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Training provider

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Level 3 Technical Certificate in Dental Nursing
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2
  • Functional Skills English Level 2
  • First Aid at Work
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Apprenticeship framework

Health - Dental Nursing

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by START TRAINING LTD


Anthony Tavakol 01617282438

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017