Apprenticeship Dental Nurse Failsworth Dental Practice

Failsworth Dental (Pearl Smile) are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join their team as an Apprentice Dental Nurse! Is that you?

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are committed to providing our patients with the highest standards of personal attention and service and as a trainee Dental Nurse you will be trained to deal with nervous patients and position to make a difference.

The successful candidate must be extremely proactive and have a “can do” approach, excellent communication skills, well organised, sympathetic, a good telephone manner and computer literate.

Some Dental practice experience is preferred but not essential as full training will be given. Needs to be able to deal with patients both face to face and on the phone. Must be reliable and enthusiastic.

For this varied and challenging role, your principal duties will include:

  • Open and close of the surgery before and after the clinic times.
  • Assist dentist in the surgery
  • Decontamination of instruments
  • Other duties as reasonably expected

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good customer service skills, good telephone manner.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to access new skills quickly.

Personal qualities

  • Reliable.
  • Hardworking.
  • A good team player.

Qualifications required

  • It is desirable to hold GCSE’s (or equivalent) in English and Maths at Grades A to C.

Future prospects

Full time position based on performance and completion of the apprenticeship programme.

Things to consider

From 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over 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.

About the employer

We offer NHS and cosmetic dentistry such as invisable braces, tooth whitening, implants and complete smile design.


Failsworth Dental Practice


293 Oldham Road



M35 0AS

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Training provider

  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2
  • Functional Skills English Level 2
  • First Aid at Work
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Apprenticeship framework

Health - Dental Nursing

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by START TRAINING LTD


Sophia Fredrickson 0161 728 2438

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017