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Apprentice Dental Nurse Standish Dental Practice

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 and possible reception cover.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 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

    Days to be arranged Monday to Friday. 9am-5pm some late nights may be required

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties to 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

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

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)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full Dental Nurse qualification with registration with the GDC.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C or 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C or 4) Desired

Things to consider

So that we can process your application further please follow the link below to complete the application form. Once this has been completed, I will be in touch to invite you for an interview. Access to a computer/laptop and the internet are essential To enable us to consider your application, can you please send your full CV. ensuring it contains all of the following details: Full name Date of birth Full address including post code Contact telephone number E-Mail address Education history - including qualifications obtained (English/maths GCSE results required) Details of previous employment including roles and responsibilities/extra curriculum activities A personal statement about yourself Cover letter/statement of why you wish to become a Dental Nurse Please send/attach as a PDF or Word Document to Exams are held at Dentrain Professionals, 22 Bridge Street, Bolton, BL1 2EA. Our course provider Dentrain Professionals Ltd, offer the City & Guilds accredited Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing apprenticeship. For more information, please see their website:

About the employer

SDM Dental is a group of well-established dental practices, situated in the Wigan borough, offering high quality NHS and private dental treatment. We have practices in Wigan town centre, Standish and Platt Bridge. Our dental health professionals offer a wide range of treatments including Implants, Orthodontics, Composite bonding and Anti-wrinkle treatment. As a group we aim to go above and beyond for our patients to ensure you have a comfortable experience with great results.


Standish Dental Practice


59 Church Street




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Training provider



Pam Clare


Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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