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Apprentice Dental Nurse Banbury Dental Surgery

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: 06 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Feb 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • 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.

Total Dental Care 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 Leicester and are looking for someone to join our growing team. 

As a dental nurse your duties would include:

  • Providing chairside 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

  • Organised
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literate

Personal qualities

  • Our ideal candidate would have a professional approach with a positive and hardworking attitude
  • They would provide excellent patient care and show commitment to their work 
  • Reliable
  • Keen to learn
  • You must be of a smart and professional appearance at all times, wearing a clean, presentable uniform and have a positive attitude

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE maths and English Grade C/4 and above (or equivalent)
  • An initial assessment for maths and English is also required
  • Qualifications will be checked before your application is submitted to the employer

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
  • References may be requested from a previous employer and/or education provider
  • Applicants should ideally live within a 5-mile radius and be flexible

About the employer

Banbury Dental Surgery is a small dental practice with a spread of patients from all over the area, these are the treatments they provide:

  • Preventive dentistry
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening and veneers
  • Dental implants
  • Endodontic treatment, including root canal therapy
  • Denture services
  • Hygienist services
  • NHS care for children (and adults who are exempt from paying charges)
  • Private dentistry, including dental plans
  • Emergency dental care


Banbury Dental Surgery


Hanwell Mews Unit 1

Rotary Way


OX16 1AP

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Anderson Stockley Accredited Training Ltd


Henry Smith 01604 871340

Dental Nurse Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Functional Skills in English and maths
  • Awarding Personal Learning and Thinking Skills in Health
  • Health and Safety
  • Equality and Diversity
  • First Aid at Work

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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