Dental Nursing Apprentice Smile in Durham

Smile in Durham are seeking a hardworking dental nurse apprentice to join their team. The successful candidate will gain a Level 3 Dental Nursing Apprenticeship, whilst providing general chair side assisting the dentist.

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,147.20

    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 Monday - Friday, between 8:45am - 5:45pm. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000259033

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Supporting the dentist with all clinical procedures
  • Decontamination of instruments
  • Greeting patients into surgery
  • Adhering to Health and Safety
  • Reception booking appointments
  • Taking payment charges
  • Completing CPD
  • Supporting colleagues

The training you will be getting

  • On and off the job training
  • Level 3 Dental Nursing apprenticeship qualification
  • Day release at Sunderland 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, Administrative skills

Qualifications

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

Professional dental practice based in Annfield Plain offering NHS dental support and procedures.

Employer

Smile in Durham

Address

3 New Durham Road

Stanley

DH9 7UQ

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Training

Training provider

MIDDLESBROUGH COLLEGE

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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