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Dental Nurse Apprenticeship WDIC LTD

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Dental Nurse based in Wigan, Greater Manchester. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

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Closing date: 28 Oct 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 Tuesday 8:45 am to 17:00pm, Wednesday 8:45 am to 18:00pm, Thursday to Friday 8:45 am to 13:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

What the job involves:

* Keep the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate according to the practices health and safety and infection control procedures and manufacturers' instructions.
* Use all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations and ensure that they are maintained regularly and in good working order.
* Provide chairside assistance, ensuring that the correct equipment is available.
* Ensure the care and welfare of patients
* Accurately complete patient clinical records as directed.
* Handle all substances in accordance with health and safety policies.
* Be familiar and comply with all health and safety rules and guidance, including PPE, COSHH, mercury handling, infection control, waste disposal etc.
* Develop and file radiographs and change radiograph solutions as directed.
* Complete laboratory request forms, keep records of work sent, received and fitted.
* Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery.
* Order new stock supplies as necessary.
* Ensure computer/written records are accurately maintained and securely stored.
* Liaise with reception to ensure smooth patient communications and transfer of records.
* Attend and participate in practice meetings.
* Other duties as necessary for the efficient operation of the practice (perhaps including the duties and tasks of reception as required)
* Undergo training as may be required to develop skills and abilities
* Attend refresher and update training for medical emergencies and CPR
* Act in accordance with the practice rules and code of conduct

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

* Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.
* Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English.
* Safeguarding.
* First Aid.
* Preparation for the end point assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The successful candidate will work towards achieving a level 3 qualification in dental nursing with experience in a busy dental practice.

Upon completion of the Level 3 qualification, you will be an experienced and qualified dental nurse, and as such you can continue building up skills that will always be in demand. Career breaks and part time working are often possible. You could then progress to acquire specialist qualifications in areas such as sedation, dental radiography and oral health education.

You may take on more responsibilities as a trainer for other dental nurses or move into a management role within your dental practice, or decide to apply for a course to qualify as a dental hygienist or therapist.

The option to undertake more working hours may also become available depending on the candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Caring, Respectful


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Please do not contact the company direct. PLEASE NOTE; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

Wigan Dental & Implant Centre provide ethical preventively based dentistry that is evidence based using the latest technologies, methods and materials. Dr Waris Patel is UK qualified and has been practicing for over 20 years. Each team member hasn't just been chosen because of their impeccable technical skills, they've also been chosen for their great people skills. Although we take our dental care very seriously, we are dedicated in providing dentistry with a smile and an atmosphere that is both friendly and professional. We want all our patients to leave our practice in a happy mood so they can really show off their new smile. We are Based in Wigan, Lancashire.







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Training provider



Lauren Reddaway

01254 54659

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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