Apprentice Dental Nurse G K A 1996 LTD C/O MARKET ST DENTAL PRACTIC

This full-time position is well suited to an individual who is looking to advance in a dental career and gain direct experience in a thriving and supportive workplace. In practice you will work closely with the dentist, assisting in surgery, as well as having sterilisation, decontamination and clinical duties, as well as possible reception cover.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 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: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Preparing surgery / materials / instruments for each patient
  • Following decontamination / sterilising protocols
  • Safe disposal of clinical waste
  • Processing / assisting with dental radiographs
  • Updating medical histories
  • Following all practice policies and procedures
  • Obeying all dental ethical guidelines including all rules on confidentiality

The training you will be getting

  • Our course provider Dentrain Professionals Ltd offer the City and Guilds accredited Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing Apprenticeship
  • On and off the job training and location to be confirmed

For more information, please see their website:

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completion of this apprenticeship, the apprentice can register with the General Dentist Council as a qualified dental nurse

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C or 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C or 4) Essential

Things to consider

Access to a computer and the internet is essential So that we can process your application further please follow the link below to complete the application form. Once this has been completed, I will be in touch to invite you for an interview. To enable us to consider your application, can you please send your full CV, which should include the following details: Full Name Date of birth Full address including postcode Contact telephone number E-Mail address Education history - including dates and qualifications obtained (English/Maths GCSE results required) Details of previous employment including roles and responsibilities/extra curriculum activities A personal statement about yourself Cover letter/statement of why you wish to become a Dental Nurse Please send/attach as a PDF or Word Document to Failure to provide these details will result in your application for the above post not being processed. Exams are to be held at Dentrain Professionals, 22 Bridge Street, Bolton, BL1 2EA ________________________________________

About the employer

SDM Dental is a group of well-established dental practices, situated in the Wigan borough, offering high quality NHS and private dental treatment. We have practices in Wigan town centre, Standish and Platt Bridge. Our dental health professionals offer a wide range of treatments including Implants, Orthodontics, Composite bonding and Anti-wrinkle treatment. As a group we aim to go above and beyond for our patients to ensure you have a comfortable experience with great results. Please ring one of our teams at the practice of your choice. We look forward to seeing you soon!




59 Church Street




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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


Pam Clare


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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