Dental Nurse Apprentice Oakmor Dental Centre

This dental practice has fantastic opportunity to join their team as an Apprentice Dental Nurse. As part of this role you will study towards the Dental Nurse Level 3 Apprenticeship with Colchester Institute, attending college one day per week. Your main duties will include assisting the dentist with preparing instruments and equipment.

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

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Closing date: 21 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,649.60 to £19,036.16

    Salary may be negotiable.

    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 Thursday, 8.30am - 5.30pm and Friday, 8.30am - 4.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 32

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Your main duties will be assisting the dentist with preparing instruments and equipment, mixing different materials as required and providing suction support.

You will undertake your practical duties such as:

  • Cross infection control and decontamination
  • Chair side clinical treatments supporting the dentist
  • Processing of x-rays
  • Accurate record keeping in line with the GDPR
  • Possible rotation in the practice may also involve working in central decontamination and reception duties

The training you will be getting

  • The apprentice will be working towards the Level 3 Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Standard for a duration of 24 months which includes the City & Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • College attendance will be at the Colchester Institute (Colchester Campus) one day per week during term time
  • During the course all students are observed regularly in the workplace undertaking clinical duties and ensuring they are following safe working practice

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you will gain a Licence to Practice qualification that will allow you to register with the General Dental Council and you can apply for registered/qualified positions
  • There may be opportunities for you to study further and apply for other positions within the dental industry

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Trustworthy, Manual dexterity


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's, including Maths and English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent science is also preferred for career progression (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired

Things to consider

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS check and complete a course Hepatitis B vaccinations. Commencement of work can be negotiated individually, depending on personal circumstances and commitments.

About the employer

Indulge in premier dental care with a personal touch at our Braintree town centre practice. Your comfort and confidence form the heartbeat of our service. Our approachable and caring staff are wholeheartedly dedicated to alleviating any discomfort or anxiety, ensuring you feel at ease and in control of your dental journey. Conveniently situated in the town centre, opposite the library, our practice offers ample public parking options. For our differently-abled patrons, disabled parking is available right at our doorstep on the forecourt of the practice. Whether you arrive by bus or train, we are just a short stroll away. Our facility has been thoughtfully designed, with all treatment rooms conveniently located on the ground floor. This thoughtful layout is aimed at accommodating all patients, guaranteeing a seamless and comfortable visit for everyone seeking our dental expertise. Your well-being is our priority, and we strive to make your dental experience as comfortable and accessible as possible.


Oakmor Dental Centre





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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


Colchester Institute - Apprenticeships Team


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: 21 Jul 2024