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Health and Smile Dental Practice are looking for a hardworking, determined individual to join their team. The successful candidate will work towards gaining a Level 3 Dental Nurse qualification. The role will involve preparing fillings and other materials, as well as providing support and reassurance to the patient.

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Closing date: 06 Mar 2023

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

    Work days and times to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

• Preparing fillings and other materials.
• Providing support and reassurance to the patient.
• Sterilising instruments.
• Processing x-rays.
• Tidying and cleaning the dental surgery.
• Recording information about patients.
• Advising patients on oral hygiene.
• Carrying out stock control.

Skills required:

• a high level of manual dexterity (be good with your hands)
• good eyesight.
• good physical health.
• a friendly and sympathetic approach with a calm, confident and reassuring manner.
• an ability to relate well to a wide range of people.
• good communication skills.
• good IT skills.

Dental Assistant Administrative Tasks:

• Answering phones and scheduling appointments.
• Updating and maintaining patient dental records.
• Overseeing patient check-in procedures.
• Coding and preparing insurance forms.
• Scheduling referral and testing appointments.
• General office administration.

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

  • Gain Level 3 Dental Nurse qualification which has been approved by the General Dental Council as meeting the requirements for entry to the professional register as a dental nurse
  • Day release at Middlesbrough College
  • 1 day per week day release

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change.  This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews. Please be aware that as Northern Skills provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.

About the employer

Dental Practice




Easington Road


TS24 9QU

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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