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Dental Nurse Apprenticeship DR DIPTI LAD LTD

A fantastic opportunity is available to work and train towards becoming a fully qualified Dental Nurse at Andrews Dental Care located on the outskirts of Uppingham.

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Closing date: 24 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.30pm Friday 8.30am to 12.30pm With one day every two weeks college attendance.

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The Apprentice Dental Nurse role will require you to support your colleagues in providing an excellent service to all our patients.

Your duties would typically include the following:

  • Assisting the Dentist chair side during clinical procedures
  • Keeping the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy, and sterile
  • Ensuring the best care and welfare of patients
  • Accurately completing patient clinical records as directed
  • Ensuring adequate stock of materials and other items within the surgery
  • Ensuring computer/written records are accurately maintained and securely stored
  • Liaising with reception to ensure smooth patient communications and transfer of records  

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

We are seeking a person with excellent communication skills, who can adapt to meet the needs of the patients in surgery. You will also need to be IT literate.

Our ideal candidate will have a professional approach with a mature and hardworking attitude. They must be organised, flexible and keen to learn.


Personal qualities

The successful candidate will need to be reliable, punctual, well presented and can adapt to situations as they arise. You will need to have energy, enthusiasm, and the willingness to learn new skills and complete the apprenticeship course to become a qualified Dental Nurse. 

Desired qualifications

English and maths GCSE grade C 4/5 or above, or equivalent Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications are a mandatory requirement for this role.

Future prospects

Most employers working with Leicester College are keen to offer permanent employment to a reliable, hardworking individual based on their performance throughout their Apprenticeship

Things to consider

The practice is busy, and you will be exposed to the sight of blood. The successful candidate will be expected to work hard towards gaining their formal qualifications.

The successful candidate will be required to have a Hep B vaccination and a DBS check. 

Attendance to the dental nursing course once a fortnight at Leicester College is mandatory requirement for this position. You will also be given time during your working week to complete some theory aspects of the advanced apprenticeship programme. 

From the 1st of April 2022 the NMW for Apprentices will be £4.81. This applies to 16–18-year-old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

Interview, closing date possible start dates are only a guideline as interviews for this position will be held on an ongoing basis, therefore the start date could alter as the vacancy will close as soon as a successful candidate is selected.

Applications will only be accepted through the apprenticeship online system not directly through the employer.

About the employer

The practice is situated in a wonderful modern practice on the outskirts of Uppingham, designed for us by a local architect and built to the highest standards.

We are a contemporary private dental practice based in Uppingham, easily accessible from many villages in Rutland, Oakham, Corby, Melton, Lincolnshire, and Leicestershire. We have a well-established reputation for providing an excellent range of dental care in a friendly and welcoming environment.




Andrews Dental Care

Unit 1D

Uppingham Gate, Ayston Road


LE15 9NY

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leicester College


Linda Barbour 07825175730

The Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:

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

This Apprenticeship will include college attendance 2 days a month for classroom delivery sessions, alongside theory assignments and workplace observations, plus a knowledge-based exam. 

Alongside the structured training programme offered through the apprenticeship, the employer will also provide you with a full induction programme and continuous mentoring and support from our experienced and qualified staff.    

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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