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Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Oak Dental Group - Canvey Island

This is an exciting opportunity for someone eager to start a career in dental nursing. Based in a friendly practice in Canvey island. The role will involve providing chairside support to dental professionals and providing a high level of oral health care to patients.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 12 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    40 Hours a week, Mon-Fri Hours to be confirmed at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

During the Dental Nurse Apprenticeship you will receive ongoing support, development and training
to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to become a qualified dental nurse and have a successful career in
dental nursing.

You daily activities could include:

  • Assisting the dentist in providing safe and
    effective treatments to patients, from simple check-ups to advanced
    specialist treatments

  • Providing patients with a high level of care

  • Setting up and cleaning surgery

  • Sterilising instruments

  • Updating patient records

  • Maintaining equipment

  • Preparing instruments and materials for
    various treatments

  • Adhering to practice policies and procedures

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

Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:

Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

End-Point Assessment (EPA) On the job training

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of ongoing employment and further development following completion of the dental nursing qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

If you are using public transport to get to this employer, please ensure you have researched the route and that a regular service is available. It is a requirement to have a course of Hepatitis B vaccines and a clear, enhanced DBS. Please also note that you will be required to undertake FIT mask testing to become a Dental Nurse.

About the employer

Oak Dental Canvey Island is one of the largest providers of NHS dentistry on Canvey Island and has been since the inception of the new dental contract over 5 years ago. NHS is the core focus of our services and we provide it in a modern, friendly professional environment. The practice is located in the centre of Canvey in close proximity to all public transport. A public car park is directly opposite our surgery doors.


Oak Dental Group - Canvey Island


1b Oak Road

Canvey Island

West Midlands


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with Aspiration Training Limited and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 12 Oct 2022