Dental Nurse Apprentice Coxhoe Dental Practice

Coxhoe Dental Practice are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join their team as a apprentice Dental Nurse. The successful candidate will work towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing and will support with the day to day running of the surgery as well as reception when required.

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Closing date: 12 Jan 2024

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 9:00am-5:30pm Lunch Break 1:00pm-2:00pm Tuesday 9:00am-8:00pm Breaks 1:00pm-2:00pm and 5:10pm-5:30pm Wednesday 9:00am-5:30pm Lunch Break 1:00pm-2:00pm Thursday – 9:00am-1:00pm Friday – 9:00am-5:30pm Lunch Break 1:00pm-2:00pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    21 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Taking responsibility for the decontamination of instrument.
  • Maintaining dental operating equipment.
  • Ensuring that all relevant materials and supplies are in place.
  • Looking after patient records – including making notes when the dentist is examining a patient.
  • Working on reception, handling calls, triaging patients, administrative duties.
  • Working closely with the dentist, responding quickly to requests and generally keeping the surgery ready for us.
  • Working closely with patients.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Standard
  • Day release at one of our Training facilities in Newcastle, Sunderland or Middlesbrough.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Depending on the circumstances of the business and 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, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental


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. For example, if you already have a Level 4 qualification you still may be able to complete an apprenticeship at any level providing you meet the eligibility criteria and are learning substantive new skills. Please note; if you have been progressed, you will be contacted to complete a telephone interview. Please expect to receive a call from us within 5 working days. Applicants must go through this telephone procedure for your application to be progressed.

About the employer

Welcome to Coxhoe Dental Practice: a purpose-built, modern and state of the art dental surgery located in the heart of Coxhoe, County Durham. We aim to provide our patients with the best care in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our team will help assist you every step of the way, whatever your dental goals. Our ethos is focused around listening and fully understanding your needs before discussing the comprehensive range of options available to you.


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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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