Apprentice Dental Nurse True Dentistry

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 having sterilisation, decontamination and clinical duties, as well as possible reception cover.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 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 times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    31 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include:

  • 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?

Our course provider Dentrain Professionals Ltd offer 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, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation 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. 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 or complete the link. 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

We're delighted to introduce you to the people who will make your visit to True Dentistry Bolton, a truly relaxed and happy experience – the True Dentistry team. We embrace the latest advances, and maintain our continuing education in new dental procedures. Our skills and experience, combined with the very latest in dental technology, ensures fast, efficient treatment which is a world away from the traditional view of dentistry.


True Dentistry






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Training provider



Pam Clare


Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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