Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Alrewas Dental Practice

A fantastic opportunity has become available for a dental nurse apprenticeship at Alrewas Dental Practice. We are a fully private practice where we value ourselves in providing excellent customer service. The candidate will be joining a welcoming and friendly team, serving a wonderful group of patients, practising a variety of treatments.

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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

    Monday 0845 - 1300 Tuesday 1045 - 1900 Wednesday 0845 - 1600 Thursday 0845 - 1300 Friday: 0845 - 1700

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    24 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Some of your duties will include:

- Assisting the dentists with suction, retraction, manipulation of air and water syringes, passing instruments and mixing/passing materials
- Ensuring all lab work is checked and available prior to patients arrival
- Developing digital x-rays
- Cleaning and sterilising instruments
- Greeting and caring for patients
- Maintaining a clean environment during surgery
- Carrying out reception and administration tasks.

The training you will be getting

You will be assisting with all clinical aspects within the surgery and provide patients with a high level of care. You will receive ongoing support and development to equip you with the skills and knowledge required for a successful dental nursing career.

If you are the successful candidate for this vacancy, you will be expected to provide an effective and efficient service.

You should have good communication skills, confidence using a computer and be highly organised.

GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 and above, or equivalent is preferred but not essential.

You will require Hep B inoculation and a DBS check.

On the job training will be carried out at Alrewas Dental Practice.  As well as working at the practice, you will need to attend Derby College every fortnight for academic training. 

At the end of the training you will attain the of a L3 qualification of a dental nurse.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once successfully completing your apprenticeship, there will be an opportunity to continue your career progression at the dental practice.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4 or above) Desired

About the employer

Alrewas Dental Practice is a well established practice that has been treating the wonderful patients of the village of Alrewas since 1980.


Alrewas Dental Practice





DE13 7AE

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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

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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