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Dental Nursing Apprentice Coxhoe Dental Practice

Coxhoe Dental Practice are seeking a hardworking Dental Nurse apprentice to join them and gain a Level 3 Dental Nursing apprenticeship. A dental Nurse apprentice will help with both admin in the practice alongside handling instruments, health and safety and hygiene of dental equipment.

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Closing date: 10 Feb 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

    Days and Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

• Taking responsibility for the decontamination of instruments
• Maintaining dental operating equipment
• Ensuring that all relevant materials and supplies are in place
• Looking after patient records – including making notes when the dentist is examining a patient
• Working on reception, handling calls, triaging patients, administrative duties
• Working closely with the dentist, responding quickly to requests and generally keeping the surgery ready for use
• Working closely with patients

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

  • On and off the job training
  • Level 3 Dental Nursing Apprenticeship
  • Day release at College or Training Centre 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or Above) 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

Welcome to Coxhoe Dental Practice: a purpose-built, modern and state of the art dental surgery located in the heart of Coxhoe, County Durham. We aim to provide our patients with the best care in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our team will help assist you every step of the way, whatever your dental goals. Our ethos is focused around listening and fully understanding your needs before discussing the comprehensive range of options available to you.


Coxhoe Dental Practice






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Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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