Dental Nursing Apprentice Skinnergate Dental Practice

Skinnergate Dental Practice is seeking a hardworking Level 3 Dental Nurse apprentice to join their team. The successful candidate will help out in and around the surgery as well as administrative duties.

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Closing date: 03 May 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

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 May 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Position for apprentice dental nurse, duties will include-
  • Assisting dentist in surgery during treatments
  • Greeting patients
  • Charting and recording patient notes both written and computerised
  • Aspirating and passing instruments and materials
  • Mixing materials for use in treatments
  • Cleaning, decontamination and processing of instruments
  • Maintaining a clean, safe work environment
  • Setting up and closing down surgeries at beginning and end of day
  • Cleaning and decontaminating clinical areas
  • Maintaining surgery records as required by CQC
  • Maintaining safe running of equipment and appliances
  • Checking lab work and forms required are present for the day.
  • Stocking up surgeries with supplies and materials
  • Occasional reception duties if required, taking phone calls, booking appointments, filing etc

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

  • Day release at Middlesbrough College / Day release in at Darlington site (Imperial Centre, Grange Rd, Darlington, DL1 5NQ   
  • On and off the job training
  • Level 3 Dental Nursing apprenticeship

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

Skinnergate dental practice offers a wide range of treatment from cosmetic to health related problems. Based in a lively surgery in Darlington there is lots of room to gain training and experience.


Skinnergate Dental Practice





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Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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