Grangetown Family Dental Practice are seeking a hardworking, enthusiastic individual to join their team. The successful candidate will work towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 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

    Days and Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 34.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

• Develop competence across a wide range of dental chairside support procedures.
• Develop knowledge of a wide range of practical treatment procedures and the relevant support
necessary to ensure effective outcomes.
• Develop competence in the manipulation and application of dental materials across a wide range of dental treatment procedures.
• Develop a comprehensive knowledge and application of a wide range of dental instruments and other relevant equipment necessary during preparation for treatment procedures.
• Learn to prepare individual treatment rooms for a wide range of dental procedures.
• Develop and demonstrate competence in decontamination and sterilisation of medical and dental devices within clinical and non clinical environments, ensuring appropriate records are completed.
• Be responsible as part of the clinical team for the care of the patient from arrival to completion of treatment.
• Under supervision carry out the following: reception duties, answering telephone, receiving mail, meeting and greeting of patients and/or carers, managing department diaries and day books, sending appointments by mail, maintenance of monthly recall systems, filing and pulling of patient records, maintenance and upkeep of all patient records and correspondence.
• Participate in audit procedures under the direction of appropriate clinicians.

You will be required to pursue academic studies whilst fulfilling day to day responsibilities as an apprentice dental nurse.

The training you will be getting

  • Day release at Training Centre (Sunderland or Newcastle)
  • On and Off the job training
  • Level 3 Dental Nursing Apprenticeship Standard

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Depending on the circumstances of the business 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


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. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews. Please be aware that as Northern Skills provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.

About the employer

We are a dental practice on the main street of Grangetown in Sunderland and we offer both NHS and private treatment. We are dedicated to delivering a comprehensive range of high-quality routine dental care to both adults and children.







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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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