Apprentice Dental Nurse CPL Dental Surgery

An exciting opportunity for a motivated and professional apprentice dental nurse, to train and work within a busy dental practice in the Rainford area. The successful candidate will need to have excellent communication skills and a willingness to learn all aspects of dental nursing. If this is you, why not apply!

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Closing date: 08 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Apprentice will start on £5.28 (national apprenticeship wage) and after 6 months if the apprentice has passed the probation period they will then be paid the national minimum wage for their age group.

    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 - 9am-5pm with 1 hour lunch break

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To perform high quality dental nursing whilst assisting the dentist in a safe and effective manner in accordance with the 'Code of Ethics'
  • Ensure that the surgical areas and equipment are regularly cleaned and maintained, due attention to the relevant legal and ethical codes, in addition to the practice policy in respect of cross infection and health and safety
  • To keep accurate records and ensure the recording methods are used in line with agreed practice policy, current guidelines and recommendations from official bodies.
  • Set up and prepare the surgery for the type of patient and treatment planned before the start of the session
  • Provide clinical assistance to the dentist while treating the patient under their supervision
  • Ensure safe disposal of sharps and clinical waste

The training you will be getting

  • Upon completion, the apprentice will receive a Level 3 Dental Nurse Apprenticeship along with a level 3 Dental Nurse Diploma
  • The apprentice will attend a day release during term time, held at St Helens College Town Centre Campus

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The possiblity of a full-time job within the practice may be available once the apprenticeship has been completed.
  • Employment as a Dental Nurse.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

The successful applicant will be required upon starting to have their Hep B vaccination

About the employer

CPL Dental Surgery aim to provide high quality, pain-free dentistry in a friendly, modern, comfortable environment. They will also provide a written estimate of charges and will ensure you receive good value treatment. Their aim is to help you care for your teeth and reduce the need for future dental treatment.


CPL Dental Surgery




WA11 8AJ

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Training provider


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


Connie Forsyth

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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