Apprentice Dental Nurse Platt Bridge Dental Practice.

This full-time position is well suited to an individual that is looking to advance in a dental career and gain direct experience in a thriving and supportive workplace. In practice, you will work closely with the dentist, assisting in surgery, as well as doing sterilisation, decontamination and clinical duties, as well as possible reception cover.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Minimum Apprentice Wage

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5.30pm and Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Preparing surgery / materials / instruments for each patient
  • Following decontamination / sterilising protocols
  • Safe disposal of clinical waste
  • Processing / assisting with dental radiographs
  • Updating medical histories
  • Following all practice policies and procedures
  • Obeying all dental ethical guidelines, including all rules on confidentiality

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

  • Dental nurse (integrated) Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required 
  • Our course provider Dentrain Professionals Ltd offers the City and Guilds accredited Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing Apprenticeship

For more information, please see their website:

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Upon completion of this apprenticeship, the apprentice can register with the General Dentist Council as a qualified Dental Nurse

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C or 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C or 4) Essential

Things to consider

Access to a computer and the internet is essential So that we can process your application further please follow the link below to complete the application form. Once this has been completed, I will be in touch to invite you for an interview. To enable us to consider your application, can you please send your full CV, which should include the following details: Full Name Date of birth Full address including postcode Contact telephone number E-Mail address Education history - including dates and qualifications obtained (English/Maths GCSE results required) Details of previous employment including roles and responsibilities/extra curriculum activities A personal statement about yourself Cover letter/statement of why you wish to become a Dental Nurse Please send/attach as a PDF or Word Document to Failure to provide these details will result in your application for the above post not being processed. Exams are to be held at Dentrain Professionals, 22 Bridge Street, Bolton, BL1 2EA ________________________________________

About the employer

SDM Dental is a group of well-established dental practices, situated in the Wigan borough, offering high quality NHS and private dental treatment. We have practices in Wigan town centre, Standish and Platt Bridge. Our dental health professionals offer a wide range of treatments including Implants, Orthodontics, Composite bonding and Anti-wrinkle treatment. As a group we aim to go above and beyond for our patients to ensure you have a comfortable experience with great results. Please ring one of our teams at the practice of your choice. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Platt Bridge Dental Practice.


152 Walthew Ln,

Platt Bridge



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Training provider



Pam Clare


Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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