Dental Nurse Apprentice Hoople Ltd

Bring your smile to our team to make our patients smile too. Are you 'people-person'? We look forward to training you up to a position of responsibility and clinical experience with a career pathway if interested.

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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-Fri 08:30-16:30

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Support the dentist with all aspects of dental nursing, infection control and decontamination.

  • Keep the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate according to the practice’s health and safety and infection control procedures  and manufacturers' instructions
  • Use all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations and ensure that they are maintained regularly and in good working order
  • Provide chairside assistance, ensuring that the correct equipment is available
  • Always ensure the care and welfare of patients in a friendly, helpful and courteous manner
  • Observe patient confidentiality at all times
  • Be familiar and comply with all Health and Safety rules and guidance, including PPE, COSHH, Mercury handling, infection control, waste disposal etc
  • Complete Quality assurance tests, & keeping records up to date.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Team worker
  • Good communication skills
  • Caring attitude
  • Flexibility 
  • Good computer skills

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude
  • Motivated
  • Willingness to learn

Qualifications required

English & Maths are minimum C grade or equivalent

Future prospects

The successful candidate upon completing their training has a high possibility of being employed in a full or part time position.

About the employer

Hoople is a private limited company with public sector shareholders namely Herefordshire Council and Wye Valley NHS Trust. Hoople was established in 2011, since which time we have grown and developed into a business that now delivers a wide range of services to strategic partners and customers


Hoople Ltd


Plough Lane



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Training provider

  • Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Functional Maths & English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Dental health > Dental Nurse

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Hoople Ltd


Dawn Haymonds 01432 261562

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017