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Dental Nurse Apprentice The Griffin Dental Surgery

An Apprentice Dental Nurse is required for our busy practice in Charlestown. Duties will include chairside assistance, passing instruments to the Dentist, Hygienist or Therapist etc. Once fully trained you will also be required to answer the phone, book appointments, greet patients and take payments.

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

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    09:00 - 17:00, 4 days per week, 1-hour for lunch. Days to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 32.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    17 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As an Apprentice Dental Nurse, you will be assisting with all clinical aspects within the surgery and providing patients with a high level of care.  You will need to be unflappable under pressure and able to put people at ease.  You will receive ongoing support, development, and training to equip you with skills and knowledge required for a successful dental nursing career

Your daily activities could include:

  • Assisting the dentist with providing treatments to patients
  • Patient care
  • Setting up and cleaning surgery
  • Sterilising instruments
  • Updating patient records
  • Maintaining equipment
  • Preparing instruments and materials for various treatments
  • Adhering to practice policies and procedures

During your apprenticeship you will development the skills required to support patients and dental staff in providing safe and effective treatment from simple check-ups to advanced specialist treatments.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good customer service and timekeeping skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good IT skills

Personal qualities

You must be well presented, friendly & personable with a wide variety of people & have a genuine interest in this role.

The ideal candidate will be friendly, able to work confidentially and professional at all times.

You must be willing to learn & accept instruction & training.

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in Maths and English are essential.

Future prospects

Subject to a successful apprenticeship you may be applied by the dental practice on a permanent basis.

Things to consider

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

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About the employer

Griffin Dental offer expert family dental care. We have a friendly team of experts under one roof and we ensure that our clients receive the best care and attention.


The Griffin Dental Surgery



Great Cheetham St West

M7 2JB

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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)

This is a work-based qualification with College attendance one evening per week or in-house with Tutor visits depending on staffing levels on day of college session.

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: 22 Oct 2021