Receptionist Apprentice Bexleyheath Dental Centre

An opportunity has arisen for an apprentice to join our Dental Centre in Bexleyheath as part of our reception team.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    30 hours paid, Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    10 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Meeting and greeting patients
  • Answering and forwarding telephone calls
  • Booking appointments
  • Keeping the reception area tidy
  • Sorting post
  • Issuing invoices and receipts
  • Handling cash/cheques or taking payments for treatments by payment machine

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ideally a cheery and chatty personality, good social skills
  • Good spoken and written communication skills
  • Basic IT skills (MS Office)

Personal qualities

  • A smiling face, friendly
  • As first point of contact, being aware that you represent the company
  • Ability to be polite but firm when dealing with difficult patients or upset people
  • Confident
  • Smart appearance
  • Well organised
  • Very reliable
  • Ability to follow safety and security procedures and put them into effect

Qualifications required

Although formal qualifications are not essential, literacy and numeracy skills will be tested as part of the recruitment process.

Applicants will be expected to achieve online test results at or above Level 1.

You will find it useful to test your skills and practice using online tests by going to and following the 'Test My Skills' link.

Future prospects

Upon completion of the Apprenticeship, we will review your performance.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

We are a dental surgery who supports and provides various dental services to existing and new clients.


Bexleyheath Dental Centre


177A Broadway



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Training provider

The Apprentice will undertake a Level 2 Business Administration qualification (competence element) in Business Administration, plus Functional Skills qualifications in Maths and English.

Work-based evidence will be gathered on the job and assessed against the competencies included within the qualification. Functional Skills qualifications are taught by the College and will help develop important skills including communication, team work, problem solving and presentations.

The apprentice will also study Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, giving them important insights into the world of employment, a framework for describing the qualities and skills needed for success in learning and life.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lambeth College


Olive Suubi

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2017