Apprenticeship Dental Nurse MR B BHANDAL -DENTAL SURGERY

This is a fantastic opportunity for candidates that are looking to gain a professional qualification and pursue a career. You will be assisting the dentist during treatments, patient care etc. You will receive the necessary training and be provided with a high level of support.

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Closing date: 14 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,080.64 to £23,840.96

    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

    Monday- Friday 9am to 6pm Saturday 8am to 1pm. Working hours also depends on age.

    Total hours per week: 44.0

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an Apprentice Dental Nurse, you will be assisting the dentist with all clinical aspects within the surgery and providing patients with a high level of care. You will need to be organised and work well under pressure as well as having a caring nature to be able to support patients.  You will be supported by your work placement and your training provider to ensure you receive ongoing support and training to  develop the skills and knowledge required to become a qualified dental nurse and begin your professional career path. 

Job role includes:

  • Assisting the dentist during treatments
  • Patient care
  • Setting up and cleaning surgery
  • Sterilising instruments
  • Updating patient records
  • Maintaining equipment
  • Preparing instruments for various treatments
  • Mixing materials 

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

Advanced Level 3 (A Level) Extended Diploma In Dental Nursing

Your training will be carried out within the dental setting where you will become familiar with the day to day running of a dental surgery.

You will also be required to attend weekly tutorial sessions with your training provider, face to face and virtual, where you will be supported on the theory part of the qualification.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once you have completed your apprenticeship you may then wish to continue your career path and complete post graduate qualification such as Radiography, Oral Health Education or Orthodontic Nursing. 

We will support you with finding a suitable path for you once you have qualified. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

For dental nursing, it is a requirement to have a course of Hepatitis B vaccines and a clear enhanced DBS. The current situation also requires that dental nurses should have both the Covid vaccines. There are other locations for dental practices around this area with this employer. Get in touch if this location is not suitable.

About the employer

At our Bhandal Dental Practices, our team of dedicated, experienced professionals help provide a service that you can depend on as well as giving patients the results of their dreams. Our services are built on patient trust and our team of friendly experts are with you every step of the way, from the initial consultation to post procedure.






B65 9BA

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Training provider



Leanne Bell


Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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