Dental Nursing Apprenticeship Level 3 - Dental Partners St John's Dental Practice DENTAL PARTNERS TRADING LIMITED

This is an exciting opportunity to join Dental Partners; the ‘Best Place to Work’, in the St John's Dental Practice. Our ‘Best Place to Work’ ethos provides a supportive environment for all staff; we are passionate about building great teams who trust each other, work professionally, and take ownership for the success for the practice.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 08 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    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 - Friday - open hours are 7.45am to 5.15pm. Shift hours to be determined.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

During the Dental Nurse Apprenticeship you will receive ongoing support, development and training to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to become a qualified dental nurse and have a successful career in dental nursing.

Key responsibilities

· Assist the Dentist by providing chairside support ensuring that the correct equipment and materials are available

· Provide support and assistance to a wide array of patients, including those who are anxious or upset

· Follow practice health and safety and infection control procedures

· Keep the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and disinfected

· Accurately complete patient clinical records as directed

· Complete all clinical daily, weekly and monthly logs and checks

· Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery

· Liaise with reception to ensure smooth patient communications and transfer of records

Working Hours are Monday to Friday 7.45am to 5.15pm (some Saturdays once established and able to nurse unsupervised )

· Retail discounts and deals through our easy-to-use Best Place for Perks app

· £50 birthday bonus

· Uniform provided

· Refer a friend scheme

· Annual leave that increases with each year of service

· Automatic pay increase plus a bonus of £1000 upon successful completion of your course

· A clear development pathway (and a policy to promote from within!)


The training you will be getting

Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing, approved by the General Dental Council
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • On the job training
  • We utilise a Virtual Realty Headset as a training tool

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Working with us we can offer: A clear company purpose committed to being the “Best Place to Work” A highly supportive and experienced team including our longstanding clinicians Peer on peer support from Regional Lead Nurses An opportunity to give back via our Community & Charity initiatives A varied role including reception cover Automatic Pay Rise upon Completion

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Desired

Things to consider

If you are using public transport to get to this employer, please ensure you have researched the route and that a regular service is available. It is a requirement to have a course of Hepatitis B vaccines and a clear, enhanced DBS.

About the employer

Dental Partners St John's Dental Practice has been serving the local community for many years from our convenient location on Ringhill Street, Dorchester. We offer high-quality private and NHS dentistry for the whole family and our services cover the spectrum of dentistry, from comprehensive hygiene and check-ups to restorative and cosmetic treatments. We are looking to take on an eager, enthusiatic apprentice to join our experienced nursing team and gain the qualifications to enjoy a rewarding career.




St John’s Dental Practice Inch Arran House Ringhill Street



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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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Jan 2024