Dental Nurse Apprenticeship C Burke & Associates Dental Practice

This is a great opportunity to progress into an exciting dental career. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to work alongside the dentist. Duties will include assisting in the provision and delivery of dental care to patients, reception duties and decontamination/sterilising in the surgery.

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Closing date: 29 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

    Monday to Friday, times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Follow practice policies and procedures
  • Establish, promote and maintain productive working relationships with all members of the dental team
  • Liaise with the practice manager on all matters concerning administration, pay and service conditions
  • Assist with reception and clerical duties as required
  • Take reasonable care of your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your own work
  • Responsible for infection control procedures, setting up and preparing the dental surgery at the start of the day, managing infection control between patients and closing at the end of the day, including cleaning and sterilising instruments and equipment
  • Set up and prepare the treatment room appropriately for each patient
  • Assist in taking radiographs, according to the level of training
  • Maintain and decontaminate equipment in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions and your training
  • Provide chairside support to the dentist during treatment
  • Monitor, support and reassure patients
  • Assist in keeping full and accurate patient records
  • Monitor and maintain stocks within the practice
  • Maintain CPD and attend annual mandatory training
  • Comply with all legislation
  • Attend practice meetings as requested

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

  • Level 3 Dental Nurse (integrated) Apprenticeship Standard
  • You will attend Oldham College for weekly, off-the-job training sessions

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Full-time contract of employment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Reliable and punctual


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

Hepatitis B vaccinations will be essential. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS. Please do not contact the employer direct. If your application is successful, you will be contacted by The Oldham College (normally via email/phone) to invite you to attend a pre-interview and initial assessment.

About the employer

Here at C Burke and Associates Dental Practice our aim is to provide the highest standards of dental care to all patients. Our intention is to help you achieve a healthy mouth and an attractive smile. We want you to be able to smile with confidence and to give you the essential knowledge to keep your teeth and gums in a healthy condition.


C Burke & Associates Dental Practice





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Training provider



Andrea Kearns

0161 785 4072

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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