An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic person to work as an Apprentice Dental Nurse. Be part of our award winning, friendly team in a state-of-the art practice. You will be assisting with all aspects within the surgery and providing patients with the very highest level of care.

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Closing date: 09 Oct 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

    Working Week Mon – Fri and alternate Saturday mornings, with time off in lieu Hours of Work 9.00am – 5.00pm ( Tuesday 11.00am – 7.00pm)

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    30 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    22 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As an Apprentice Dental Nurse you will be assisting with all aspects within the surgery and providing patients with the very highest level of care, so you will need to be unflappable under pressure and put people at ease.

Daily responsibilities:

  • Patient care
  • Assisting the dental surgeon
  • Sterilising instruments
  • Updating patient records
  • Preparing instruments/materials
  • Maintaining equipment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication
  • Computer literate
  • Highly organised
  • Good telephone manner
  • Team player

Personal qualities

  • Friendly – outgoing personality
  • Caring
  • Responsible
  • Well presented
  • Punctual
  • Passionate about a career in the dental industry

Qualifications required

  • GCSE A – C  English and Maths or equivalent grades

Future prospects

When you have successfully completed your Apprenticeship you may be given the opportunity to continue in your role or onto an alternative supportive role within the company where you will receive full training and support. It is also a perfect foundation for your career as you can train to become a Hygienist, Dental Therapist or Orthodontic Therapist

Things to consider

• All standard inoculations including Hep B vaccination • Undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service Check

About the employer

A private medical clinic specialising in Dentistry, Refractive Eye Surgery and Vision Correction




York House 7-9

Clarendon Avenue

Leamington Spa

CV32 5PP

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Training provider

  • L3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  •  L2 Functional Skills in Maths unless GCSE A-C (9-4) achieved (or equivalent)
  •  L2 Functional Skills in English (unless GCSE A-C (9-4) achieved (or equivalent)
  •  External end assessment

Apprenticeship standard

Dental health > Dental Nurse

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Warwickshire College

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2017