Apprentice Dental Nurse City Dental Practice

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Dental Nurse Apprentice.No previous experience or qualifications are required as full training will be given. Working in a busy state of the art dental practice you will learn to become fully qualified dental nurse.

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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

    Minimum 30 hours Mon-Fri between 9-5pm May change according to business requirements

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Working towards an Advanced Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing for a Dental Practitioner, the ideal candidate must have an interest in a career in Dental Nursing.

The role includes:

  • Working alongside the dentist taking instruction from them and responding in an appropriate manner
  • Maintaining good infection control procedures and adhering to policies and protocols
  • Ensuring cleanliness of surgery, equipment and instruments used and carrying out general housekeeping duties
  • Dictating information from dentist and recording patient information correctly
  • Arranging appointments, answering calls and inputting data on the computer
  • Assisting with administration tasks and ensure records are kept up to date and to maintain confidentiality at all times

Good communication skills and customer service awareness is needed to maintain a high level of service within the dental practice.

Dental Nurses interact daily with patients and therefore you must be able to make patients feel welcome and offer reassurance to anxious patients endeavouring to make their experience as comfortable as possible.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Hardworking and able to work quickly and efficiently whilst maintaining a professional manner at all times.
  • Work to a high level of accuracy and show attention to detail.
  • Must demonstrate good communication and organisational skills.
  • Excellent timekeeping and attendance.

Personal qualities

  • Trustworthy
  • Friendly manner and be able to reassure others with a professional manner
  • Maintain a positive attitude towards others and work.

Qualifications required

GCSE Grade A-D in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications

Future prospects

Once qualified you can register as a dental nurse with the General Dental Council. Progression routes are available and you can study further in dental related qualifications at Level 4

Things to consider

Require Hep B inoculation Require DBS Very busy and fast pace Being exposed to bodily fluids & blood, saliva and vomit

About the employer

City Dental Practice are an established Dental Practice with friendly staff and atmosphere.


City Dental Practice



Dudley Road


B18 4HJ

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Training provider

  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • First Aid At Work
  • Functional Skill Level 2 in English and maths- if required

Please note that your day release training will be held at either Walsall College or our Satellite Office in Birmingham if that is closer and more suitable for you.

Apprenticeship standard

Dental health > Dental Nurse

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Walsall College - Wisemore Campus


Emma Worth 01922 688638

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2017