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Dental Nurse Advanced Apprenticeship Smile Dental

A terrific opportunity has arisen to establish an exciting new career as a dental nurse at Smile Dental Practice based on Uppingham Road in the Humberstone area of Leicester.

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Closing date: 24 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    8.45am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday, you may also be required to work occasional Saturdays on a rota basis.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Smile Dental Practitioners are pleased to announce they have a vacancy for a trainee dental nurse at our practice located in the Humberstone area on the outskirts of Leicester. The role will primarily require you to work chair side to support our qualified and experienced Dentists. You will work as an essential part of our team in providing the best care and support of our patients which may include working in the reception area. An essential part of this position will be completing the advanced apprenticeship programme which will require you to Leicester College for training.           

Daily duties would typically include the following:

  • Assisting the dentist chair side
  • Sterilisation of instruments
  • Developing X rays
  • Reception and administration duties
  • Cross infection control
  • Preparation of the surgery
  • Ensuring the practice is clean and looking at its best at all times

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

We are seeking a person with excellent communication skills, who has the ability to adapt to meet the needs of the patients in surgery.  

Personal qualities

It is essential that the successful candidate has empathetic nature, is flexible and can work well under pressure as a part of a team. You will also need to be enthusiastic and have a willingness to learn new skills.

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grade 8-4/A-C and above in maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications) are a mandatory requirement for this vacancy. 

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 successful candidate will be required to undertake various pre-employment checks before commencing work at the practice.

The working day will be from 8.45 am to 6pm Monday to Friday. You may also be required to work on Saturday Mornings on a rota basis.

You will also be required to undertake a Hep B vaccination and an enhanced DBS check.

You will be required to attend Leicester College for the knowledge based aspect of the apprenticeship qualification. Smile dental practice will give you time out of your working week to attend these sessions.       

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

We at Smile DP pride ourselves in providing family dental care, specialising in preventative care, quality restorations, cosmetic and pain free dentistry.  We offer a wide range of patient focused dental treatments, offering both private and NHS.  Our patients tell us that our gentle caring approach provides them with a relaxing pleasant experience, and we guarantee to give you a smile to be proud of!


Smile Dental



Uppingham Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leicester College


Linda Barbour 01162295525

The advanced apprenticeship programme will require you to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing. This is a 15 unit programme of which 11 units are portfolio based and assessed in the workplace. The remaining 4 units are theory exam based and delivered via e-learning.

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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