Dental Nurse Apprentice Dental Practice

Excellent opportunity to join our family run dental practice located in the heart of Cheltenham. The right candidate will be working side by side with a dental care professional to provide dental procedures to our patients. You can learn and train while you work and gain valuable experience.

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Closing date: 01 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Employee reviews done every three months and wage increases are given based on job performance.

    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

    The right candidate will be working four nine hour days through the week. The daily hours are 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. We are not open on Saturday or Sunday.

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assisting the dentist or hygeniest during dental procedures
  • Sterilization of instruments and surgeries
  • Making patients feel comfortable and at ease

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

  • The qualification received upon completion will be Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Upon completion individuals will be able to obtain professional registration with the General Dental Council
  • The location of the training is Gloucestershire College. The duration of the course is 21 months to include 3 months end point assessment.
  • Face to face or remote instruction will be given once a month
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Career progression can include other areas of dentistry such as orthodontics, endodontics, radiology, oral health promotion, training and education roles

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 9-4 or A-C) Desired

About the employer

Oriel Villas Dental Practice is a family run dental practice located in the heart of Cheltenham. We are a busy mixed NHS/Private 6 chair practice.


Dental Practice




Rhonda Green

01242 523531

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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