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Dental Nurse Apprenticeship 128 Dental

This is a fantastic opportunity to progress into an exciting dental career. This is a busy dental practice based in Stockport. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to work alongside the dental team.

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Closing date: 09 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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 to Thursday, 9am to 6pm and Friday 9am to 5pm with 1 hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • 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.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Standard.

You will attend weekly, off the job training sessions at the Oldham College.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full-time employment as a qualified Dental Nurse.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Enthusiastic, Reliable, Hard working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

You are required to have a course of Hepatitis B vaccines. You will also be required to undertake an enhanced DBS. Applications will only be accepted through the Oldham College or Apprenticeship Service Website. Please do not contact the employer direct.

About the employer

At 128 Dental, your oral health is our priority. We focus on providing a comfortable environment for our patients. We offer high-quality preventative dentistry, as well as more advanced and cosmetic treatments.


128 Dental


128 Dental

128 Mile End Lane



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Training provider



Andrea Kearns

0161 785 4072

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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