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Apprentice Dental Nurse MR A A Waugh

This full-time position is well suited to an individual that is looking to advance in a dental career and gain direct experience in a thriving and supportive workplace. In practice, you will work closely with the dentist, assisting in surgery, as well as having sterilisation, decontamination and clinical duties, as well as possible reception cover.

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Closing date: 10 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

    Days and shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

Duties will include:

  • Preparing surgery/materials/instruments for each patient
  • Following decontamination/sterilising protocols
  • Safe disposal of clinical waste
  • Processing/assisting with dental radiographs
  • Updating medical histories
  • Following all practice policies and procedures
  • Obeying all dental ethical guidelines including all rules on confidentiality

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • IT literate
  • Good telephone manner
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to follow instruction

Personal qualities

  • Kind
  • Hard working
  • Passionate about working with a range of people
  • Personally well presented
  • Eager to learn
  • Committed
  • Enthusiastic

Desired qualifications

GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades A*-D/9-4 in English Language and/or English Literature and maths are essential.

Future prospects

  • Upon completion of this apprenticeship, the apprentice can register with the General Dental Council as a qualified Dental Nurse
  • The practice may be willing to offer further education and career progression after successfully registering with the General Dental Council
  • Qualified and part qualified are welcome to apply 

Things to consider

  • The employer has asked that you do not contact them directly. Doing so could jeopardise your application
  • Access to a computer/laptop and the internet is essential

To enable us to consider your application, can you please send your full CV, ensuring it contains all relevant personal/contact details, educational and employment history, as well as a personal statement about yourself and a cover letter/statement of why you wish to become a Dental Nurse!

Please send/attach as a PDF or Word document to 

Failure to provide these details will result in your application for the above post not being processed. 

Exams are held at Dentrain Professionals, 22 Bridge Street, BOLTON BL1 2EA.

Our course provider Dentrain Professionals Ltd offer the City and Guilds accredited Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing Apprenticeship. For more information please see their website:

About the employer

Our aim at Alec Waugh & Associates is to help you smile with confidence!


Between our two practices we have a dedicated team focussed on providing you with a professional, well informed dental care service that is second to none and tailored to your individual needs.


Patient comfort and an overall positive dental care experience are two of our top priorities.


MR A A Waugh



Jesmond Vale Terrace

Newcastle Upon Tyne


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Dentrain Professional Ltd


Pam Clare 01204 528652

Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard lasting 24 months which includes:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in English and maths (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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