Apprentice Dental Nurse. Chandlers Lane Dental Practice

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Dental Nurse based in Brampton, Cumbria. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 06 Nov 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

    TBC at the interview

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    20 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Carry out and be responsible for all Health and Safety and Cross Infection policies and procedures within the dental surgery.

Assist the dentist during all clinical procedures in the surgery which will include fillings, root canal treatment, bridge crown and denture preparation, extractions, and denture preparation, extractions, assessments, this may also include minor oral surgery.

Assist the hygienist with scale and polish and oral health promotion plus charting and periodontal assessments.

Record and store notes, charting, medical history and radiographs on either paper based or computerized systems.

Reception duties which include answering the telephone greeting patients, making appointments and recording them correctly on the system. Filing, typing and using computer software.

Disposing of all waste correctly, including clinical, sharps, specialist, amalgam, and normal domestic.

Assisting with the preparation of patient and equipment during the taking of x-rays and processing and storing all images.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A good communicator and be willing to be part of a team supporting each other.
  • The ability to make decisions and use their own initiative, have strong organizational skills, as well as having a caring nature and be comfortable talking to patients at all levels and ages.

Personal qualities

  • Provide support for managers and other staff members in the workplace.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • They often have industry or employer-specific responsibilities

Qualifications required

GCSE Grades A* - C or equivalent.

Future prospects

Upon completion of the L3 qualification, you will be an experienced and qualified dental nurse, and as such you can continue building up skills that will always be in demand. Career breaks and part-time working are often possible. You could go on to acquire specialist qualifications in areas such as sedation, dental radiography and oral health. You might take on more responsibility as a trainer and assessor for other dental nurses or move into a management role within your dental practice. You could apply for a course to qualify as a dental hygienist or therapist.

Things to consider

Please do not contact the company directly. PLEASE NOTE; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

Dental surgery based in Brampton, Cumbria.


Chandlers Lane Dental Practice



Front Street



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Health Support Services.
  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Literacy.
  • Employer Rights and Responsibility.
  • Personal Learning and thinking Skills.
  • Safeguarding.
  • First Aid.
  • Conflict resolution.
  • Enhanced training to include Drive to survive, visit to Maxillo facial unit and orthodontic practice.

Apprenticeship standard

Dental health > Dental Nurse

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd

Employer's Application Instructions

Please can you apply online at quoting the reference number of the vacancy you are interested in If you have already applied online please call 01254 546 59 and we can add the vacancy to your current application form.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 06 Nov 2017