Dental Nurse Apprentice

Diamond Smiles Dental Centre

This vacancy is for an Trainee Dental Nurse (apprentice). based at Diamond Smiles Dental Care in Barnoldswick. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Apr 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Wages explained
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

Working week

37.5 p/w TBC at Interview

Total hours per week: 37.50

Apprenticeship duration

2 Years

Possible start date

15 May 2017

Date posted

29 Oct 2015

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

  • Carry out and be responsible for all Health and Safety and Cross Infection policies and procedures within the dental surgery
  • Assist the dentist during all clinical procedures in the surgery which will include fillings, root canal treatment, bridge crown and denture preparation, extractions
  • Assessments, this may also include minor oral surgery
  • Assist the hygienist with scale and polish and oral health promotion plus charting and periodontal assessments
  • Record and store notes, charting, medical history and radiographs on either paper based or computerised systems
  • Reception duties which include answering the telephone greeting patients, making appointments and recording them correctly on the system. Filing, typing and using
    Computer software
  • Disposing of all waste correctly, including clinical, sharps, specialist, amalgam, and normal domestic
  • Assisting with the preparation of patient and equipment during the taking of x-rays and processing and storing all images.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

A good communicator and be willing to be part of a team supporting each other. The ability to make decisions and use their own initiative, have strong organisational skills, as well as having a caring nature and be comfortable talking to patients at all levels and ages.

Personal qualities

  • Provide support for managers and other staff members in the workplace
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • They often have industry or employer-specific responsibilities

Qualifications required

GCSE at C or above in English and Maths or equivalent

Future prospects

  • The successful candidate will work towards achieving a level 3 qualification in Dental Nursing with experience in a busy Dental Practice
  • Upon completion of the L3 qualification, you will be an experienced and qualified dental nurse, and as such you can continue building up skills that will always be in demand. Career breaks and part-time working are often possible. You could go on to acquire specialist qualifications in areas such as sedation, dental radiography and oral health
  • You might take on more responsibility as a trainer and assessor for other dental nurses or move into a management role within your dental practice. You could apply for a course to qualify as a dental hygienist or therapist.

Things to consider

Please do not contact Company direct.

About the employer

From Dental Implants to Cosmetic Dentistry and Teeth Whitening, Diamond Smiles in the centre of Barnoldswick offers the very latest in modern dental technology to give you that brighter, whiter smile. Our friendly dental professionals are able to offer you advice on a range of corrective and cosmetic dentistry, from dental implants and invisible braces through to family dentistry and prevention.


Diamond Smiles Dental Centre


12 Skipton Road


BB18 5NB

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Health Support Services
  • Level 2 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Literacy
  • Employer Rights and Responsibility
  • Personal Learning and thinking Skills
  • Safeguarding
  • First Aid
  • Conflict resolution
  • Enhanced training to include Drive to survive, visit to Maxillo facial unit and orthodontic practice.

Apprenticeship framework

Health - Dental Nursing

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd


Emma Whitley

Other information

Interview & Start date to be confirmed

PLEASE NOTE; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The Wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

Employer's Application Instructions

Please can you apply online at quoting the reference number of the vacancy you are interested in. If you have already applied online please call 01254 546 59 and we can add the vacancy to your current application form.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Apr 2017