Apprentice Dental Nurse Bramcote Dental Practice

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join us as an apprentice Dental Nurse, the apprentice will be working within a small team of 12 and will have access to a Training Portal to allow continued professional development, Health Assured Wellbeing Support, 5.6 weeks annual leave (bank holidays additional) and regular Team Building events.

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Closing date: 07 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Our practice opening hours are Monday-Friday 09.00-17.30 Our dental nurses work Monday-Friday 08.30-18.00. They start 30 min prior to the practice opening and continue to work 30 min after the practices closes.

    Total hours per week: 45

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Setting up the surgery ready for use each morning and closing down at the end of each day
  • Preparing the surgery prior to each patient with appropriate instruments and materials
  • Providing chairside support for dentists and dental hygienists in treating patients
  • Preparing and mixing dental materials as and when needed
  • Providing support to patients undergoing treatment
  • Communicating with patients to ensure they understand their care needs
  • 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

The training you will be getting

The apprenticeship training is delivered through a combination of workplace learning and regular college attendance. This training will teach you the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the Dental Nurse L3 standard. On completion the apprentice will receive Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice of Dental Nursing (Integrated Apprenticeship) qualification. Functional Skills in maths and English may also be required depending on current level.   

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Following completion of your apprenticeship we can offer you a place to grow as a dental nurse, as part of a knowledgeable, experienced, well-established team.

There will be opportunities to expand your skill set and undertake further training and post-graduation qualifications.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


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

Things to consider

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

Bramcote dental Practice is a family-owned independent dental practice. The practice was established in 1970 and has been providing NHS dentistry for at least 40years. The practice was acquired in August 2021 by the current owner, Maria Nasturas. We currently have 3 general dentists at the practice providing NHS & private dental care, 2 full time & 1 part time. We also have a dental hygienist providing care to our patients 5 days per week and a dental technician 1 afternoon per week. Working alongside our clinicians we have a well-established support team consisting of 6 dental nurse, 5 receptionist and a practice manager. Our whole team strive to provide our patients with a warm welcome and the best care possible.


Bramcote Dental Practice


Bramcote Dental Practice

Woodcock Street

Castle Cary



Lucy Hiscox

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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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