Apprentice Dental Nurse Trust Dental

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated person to join our team as an apprentice dental nurse. The role will include chairside support when treating patients, supporting patients during treatment and other relevant duties around the practice.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £21,175 to £21,674 a year depending on age and increasing in line with the National living wage. There is an annual discretionary bonus scheme up to a 13 month salary.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 08.30am to 5.30pm with a one-hour lunch break. Total hours per week: 40 hours a week.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join us as an apprentice Dental Nurse undergoing training with Yeovil College and leading to registration with the General Dental Council.

A dental nursing role includes:

  • Providing chairside support for dentists and dental hygienists in treating patients
  • Providing support to patients undergoing treatment
  • Undertaking disinfection and decontamination of the dental surgery environment, instruments and equipment
  • Working in a team with other dental nurses and practice staff to ensure smooth running of the surgery
  • Facilitating the booking of appointments either within surgeries or by liaison with receptionists
  • Covering reception duties where this might be necessary
  • Engaging in team training and development

TRUST Dental is a rapidly expanding dental practice offering the full range of treatments from dental implants to Invisalign and the successful apprentice will have comprehensive training in all the disciplines of dentistry to a high level, as well as using the latest digital technology.

Visiting our website will allow you an insight of what we are about.

The training you will be getting

Dental nurse (integrated) - Level 3 Apprenticeship.

1 day a week - Yeovil College attendance.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Registration as a Dental Nurse with the General Dental Council (GDC)

Further progression may well be available in other areas within our sector, upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Enthusiastic, Willing to learn, Good time keeper, Honest, Motivated, Empathetic


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

Things to consider

We are looking for someone who is well organised, has good attention to detail and the high standards of hygiene that are required within the Dental sector. You MUST be prepared to commit to your work and training for the duration of the apprenticeship. In some cases, you may be required to have a telephone interview with Yeovil College prior to your application being passed on. If a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date, it may close earlier so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

We are a technologically advanced dental practice offering patients our vision of enabling them to attain a comfortable mouth with a confident smile treated in a caring environment with high quality, cost effective dentistry, our '4Cs' vision. We have a culture of mutual respect for all team members creating a positive environment to allow our team members to develop and grow professionally.


Trust Dental




BA16 0EQ

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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


Wendy Jenkins

01935 845380

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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