Coronavirus (COVID-19): to find out how we can support you with your apprenticeship including if you have been affected by redundancy, read our updated information.

Apprentice Dental Nurse (integrated) Standard David Gill

This is a fantastic opportunity to progress into an exciting dental career. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to work alongside the dentist. Duties will include assisting in the provision and delivery of dental care to patients, reception duties and decontamination/sterilising in the surgery.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 05 Nov 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 - Friday Hors T.B.C.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    07 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Your daily activities could include:

  • Follow practice policies and procedures
  • Establish, promote and maintain productive working relationships with all members of the dental team
  • Liaise with the practice manager on all matters concerning administration, pay and service conditions
  • Assist with reception and clerical duties as required
  • Take reasonable care of your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your own work
  • Responsible for infection control procedures, setting up and preparing the dental surgery at the start of the day, managing infection control between patients and closing at the end of the day, including cleaning and sterilising instruments and equipment
  • Set up and prepare the treatment room appropriately for each patient
  • Assist in taking radiographs (according to the level of training)
  • Maintain and decontaminate equipment in accordance with manufacturers’ instruction and your training
  • Provide chairside support to the dentist during treatment
  • Monitor, support and reassure patients
  • Assist in keeping full and accurate patient records
  • Monitor and maintain stocks within the practice
  • Maintain CPD and attend annual mandatory training
  • Comply with all legislation
  • Attend practice meetings as requested

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The successful candidate must be reliable
  • Organised
  • With good communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Keen to learn
  • You must be of a smart and professional appearance at all times

Personal qualities

  • You will have a calm, confident and reassuring manner and the ability to relate well to people, including children and those with special needs
  • You will have a positive and flexible approach to work
  • Experience is not necessary, however we are looking for ambitious, hard-working and committed individuals
  • You should be committed to this being a long term career aspiration

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE maths and English 9-4 (A-C) or equivalent essential

Future prospects

  • Full time employment as a Qualified Dental Nurse

Things to consider

  • You will be required undertake an enhanced DBS.
  • Applications will only be accepted through the National Apprenticeship Website:
  • Please do not contact the employer direct.
  • If your application is successful, you will be contacted by The Oldham College (normally via email) to invite you to attend a pre-interview and initial assessment

About the employer

Whether you're looking for a private or NHS dentist, 518 Dental can help. We offer state of the art facilities so you can be assured of the most comfortable and comforting, experience possible, no matter your age. We pride ourselves on offering a truly family friendly service with opening hours that mean you can fit us in around everything else. We provide a wide range of dental services in one place, including check-ups, teeth whitening, extractions, fillings, crowns (metal or porcelain) and partial acrylics.


David Gill



Bury Road


OL11 4DQ

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Oldham College


Andrea Kearns 0161 785 4072

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Dental Nurse (integrated) Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.