Dental Nursing Apprentice Gosforth Dental Practice

Gosforth Dental Surgery are seeking a hardworking, enthusiastic Dental Nurse apprentice to join their team. The successful candidate will gain a Level 3 Dental Nursing apprenticeship. Duties include preparing the surgery and equipment.

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Closing date: 02 Sep 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

    Working between Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Gosforth Dental Surgery is a Fully Private Practice based in Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne. The practice is located on the high street, fully equipped with modern facilities. We are looking for an Apprentice Dental Nurse to join our team.

Dental Nurse Apprentice:

  • Preparing the surgery and equipment.
  • Engaging with patients and family face to face within the practice
  • Assisting the dentists while treating the patient.
  • Decontamination and sterilisation.
  • Some receptionist duties might be needed.
  • Liaising with staff and colleagues.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Dental Nursing Apprenticeship Standard
  • On and off the job training
  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Day release at Newcastle training offices

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, Team working, Patience


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

Finding a dentist that you like and trust is a great thing – no one should have to compromise when it comes to their dental health. Of course you would like a beautiful, healthy smile, but you also deserve a respectful, compassionate service and an enjoyable experience. Our aim at Gosforth Dental Surgery has always been to ensure that each patient experiences the ultimate in individual, personalised cosmetic, general and specialist dental treatment, in a comfortable, warm and friendly environment.


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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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