Apprentice Dental Nurse Leagrave Dental Anaesthetic Clinic

This is a fantastic opportunity to progress into an exciting dental career in a busy dental practice which is looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to work alongside the dental team.

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Closing date: 27 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

    8am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and some Saturdays on a rota basis

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 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 and 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’s 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.  

Leagrave Dental Sedation Clinic are looking to recruit a hardworking, reliable and enthusiastic person who wants to develop a career in Dental Nursing. 

We are a friendly and well established practice in Luton and are looking for someone to join our growing team. 

Our ideal candidate would have a professional approach with a mature and hardworking attitude. They would provide excellent patient care and show commitment to their work. 

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, with good communication skills, computer literate, and keen to learn

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)
  • Qualification will be checked before your application is submitted to the employer
  • An initial assessment for Maths and English is also required

Future prospects

There are good career progression opportunities for example: Hygienist & Practice Management and many other industry professions 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 are an established family practice that welcomes Independent, Private, and Specialist dental referral patients, conveniently situated by Junction 11 of the M1 near Luton. We offer on-site parking and disabled access. Leagrave Dental Sedation Clinic has been established for over 15 years. We offer General Dentistry, Dental treatments under sedation, Dental Implants, Orthodontics (Invisalign and Inman), Smile Makeovers, Surgical/Extractions, Crown & Bridge work and Children’s Dentistry. We have a Specialist in Endodontics (Root canal treatments), Periodontics (Gum treatments), Prosthodontics (Dentures) and Restorative Dentistry, who can treat difficult and complex cases (available privately). We have NHS contracts for Sedation and Oral Surgery, and receive referrals for thousands of patients every year, from Bedfordshire and the surrounding counties. We are recognised as a BDA (British Dental Association) Good Practice, which means that we adhere to their high standards. We are also an accredited training centre for post-graduate students of the PGCert Sedation course of the Eastman Dental Institute. We are also one of the few practices recognised by the IACSD as a training centre for Dentists and Dental Nurses in sedation, and mentoring.


Leagrave Dental Anaesthetic Clinic



Dunstable Road



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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: 27 Oct 2017