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Apprentice Dental Nurse GHB ORAL HEALTH LIMITED

Do you want to start your career as a dental nurse? If so, GHB Dental Care based in Sheffield has a fantastic opportunity for the correct candidate. Reporting to the Manager, day to day duties will include; covering reception, assisting the dentist, working in the sterilisation room, providing outstanding levels of customers service

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Working hours are: Mon 08:45 to 12:35 and 13:45 to 17:45 Tues 08:45 to 12:35 and 13:45 to 18:45 (or reduced hours for college) Wed 08:15 to 12:35 and 13:45 to 17:45 Thurs 08:15 to 12:35 and 13:45 to 17:45 Fri 08:45 to 12:35 and 13:45 to 17:30

    Total hours per week: 34

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your role will include assisting the dentist in the surgery, working the sterilisation room and the reception desk. You will during a normal week work in all these areas of the practice however your main role will be that of assisting the dentist in the dental surgery, with clinical situations and dealing with and communicating with patients. 

Whilst working in the surgery you will assist with treatments and will need to use the computer to assist with recording information. 

You would need to take responsibility for ensuring the cleanliness of your surgery and the readiness of instruments and materials for the dentist to use.  

In the sterilisation room you would be responsible for ensuring that all equipment passes through the correct process ready for reuse.

You will whilst on reception need to greet patients and book appointments, collect payments and file paperwork accurately, also answering the telephone and dealing with patient enquiries is an important part of your work.

As communication with staff and patients is an essential part of working in the dental practice you would need to be a team player who is prepared to work efficiently and logically to achieve the necessary tasks each day.

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

  • Apprenticeship standard-Dental Nurse Level 3
  • Day release at Charles Clifford Dental Practice at Sheffield

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of full time employment subject to successful completion of the Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

We are based in the Greenhill area of Sheffield and have been established since the 1950s. We have built a great reputation in the locality and aim to provide dental care to a high standard for the whole family.






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Training provider



Alice Mee

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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