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Dental Nurse Apprentice DERBY ST DENTIST LTD

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic person to train as an Apprentice in a busy Dental Practice based in Bolton. The Apprentice will play an important team role in the day-to-day planning, organisation, and smooth running of the practice, ensuring all the practice’s objectives are met.

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

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2021

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 - Thursday, 09:00 - 17:00 and Friday, 09:00 - 13:00.

    Total hours per week: 32.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    21 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Are you presentable and customer focused? Able to deal with a variety of people and learn new skills quickly?  You will be completing a wide range of duties involved with assisting the Dentist in the care of patients.

These will include:

  • Chairside assistance – passing instruments to the Dentist, preparing materials and instruments for treatment, cleaning and sterilising instruments, equipment and surgeries ensuring strict hygiene
  • Developing digital radiographs
  • Taking confidential information from patients
  • Performing administration duties etc.
  • You will also be required to perform a receptionist service to patients including booking appointments and processing payments

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The ability to speak Gujarati is essential
  • The ability to speak Urdu would be beneficial

You must have:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Excellent IT skills 

Personal qualities

  • Friendly and personable
  • Have a genuine interest in this type of role
  • Be keen and hardworking
  • Have the ability to work as a team
  • Be flexible and punctual
  • Have a caring nature

Desired qualifications

You must have GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

You must have researched the course, have the ability to pass the exams and be committed to completing the qualification with the Practice.

Future prospects

This vacancy is for a contract to complete your Apprenticeship (approx.18 - 24 months). There will be progression onto a permanent contract following a successful Apprenticeship.

About the employer

NHS and private dental practice based in Bolton near the town centre, train, and bus station. We are conveniently located near local shops and restaurants.

The practice has 20 years of experience training Dental Apprentices with Bury College. 





Derby Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bury College

Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below. Complete the form at the bottom of the vacancy with your details and attach a copy of your CV. A member of the Bury College Apprenticeship Team will then be in touch regarding your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 24 Sep 2021