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Grangetown Family Dental Practice are seeking a hardworking, enthusiastic individual to join their team. Under supervision carry out the following: reception duties, answering telephone, receiving mail, meeting and greeting of patients and/or carers, maintenance and upkeep of all patient records and correspondence.

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Closing date: 11 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

    Days and Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 34.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

• Develop competence across a wide range of dental chairside support procedures.
• Develop knowledge of a wide range of practical treatment procedures and the relevant support
necessary to ensure effective outcomes.
• Develop competence in the manipulation and application of dental materials across a wide range of dental treatment procedures.
• Develop a comprehensive knowledge and application of a wide range of dental instruments and other relevant equipment necessary during preparation for treatment procedures.
• Learn to prepare individual treatment rooms for a wide range of dental procedures.
• Develop and demonstrate competence in decontamination and sterilisation of medical and dental devices within clinical and non clinical environments, ensuring appropriate records are completed.
• Be responsible as part of the clinical team for the care of the patient from arrival to completion of treatment.
• Under supervision carry out the following: reception duties, answering telephone, receiving mail, meeting and greeting of patients and/or carers, managing department diaries and day books, sending appointments by mail, maintenance of monthly recall systems, filing and pulling of patient records, maintenance and upkeep of all patient records and correspondence.
• Participate in audit procedures under the direction of appropriate clinicians.

You will be required to pursue academic studies whilst fulfilling day to day responsibilities as an apprentice dental nurse.

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

  • Day release at College/Training Centre
  • On and Off the job training
  • Level 3 Dental Nursing Apprenticeship Standard

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

We are a dental practice on the main street of Grangetown in Sunderland and we offer both NHS and private treatment. We are dedicated to delivering a comprehensive range of high-quality routine dental care to both adults and children.







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Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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