We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, and hardworking apprentice dental nurse to join our team. Assisting other dental health professionals, providing chair-side support and a high level of patient care. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and self-motivated individual to join a friendly environment.

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Closing date: 01 Aug 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

    Shifts are to be confirmed (TBC).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Greeting patients
  • Chairside assisting
  • Stocking surgery
  • Preparing the surgery prior to treatments
  • Charting and managing patient data
  • Mixing materials
  • Keeping surgery tidy and clean
  • Managing Infection prevention control
  • Booking patients appointments
  • Sterilisation and decontamination
  • Processing of radiographs

Being an apprentice means that you will have in-house training as well as being placed on a Level 3 Diploma in a Dental Nursing course, this course will enable you to register with the general dental council once you have successfully passed all components of the course.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Standard Qualification
  • End Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required
  • Training location to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

With experience, you could:

  • Move into a team leader, manager or dental practice manager position
  • Serve in the armed forces as a dental nurse
  • Become a dental hygienist or dental therapist with further training
  • Become an orthodontic therapist to help dentists improve the look and position of patient's teeth

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Are you satisfied with the starting minimum apprenticeship wage? Can you commit to 15-18 months duration of the program?

About the employer

We provide NHS services and also offer affordable private cosmetic treatments. Latest techniques and materials available. Most patients attend due to word of mouth and recommendation of others




Burnt Ash Lane



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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


Lynn Rojo

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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