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Apprentice Dental Laboratory Technician PJH Ceramics

A rare yet excellent opportunity has become available for the position of Apprentice Dental Technician, in our small, friendly Dental Laboratory. The successful candidate will be looking to start a skilled yet very rewarding career within the Dental industry. No experience is necessary as full training will be given.

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Closing date: 30 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Production of dental models under supervision
  • Hands-on learning and design, constructing custom made dental devices both conventionally and by CAD-CAM processes
  • Assisting with general laboratory day-to-day running
  • Shape materials like gold, porcelain and plastic

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship standard

  • The in-lab training will take place on-site in Gillingham
  • The final qualification will be Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dental Technology (BTEC) 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After your qualification, you will become a Dental Technician and able to construct custom made dental devices upon instruction from Clinician.

Progress digitally into CAD-CAM design and production.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

We are looking for an individual who can work on their own, but keen to interact and work as part of a team. You will need to be hardworking and not afraid of getting your hands dirty. This role requires the applicant to be quite active, lifting, carrying and being on your feet most the day using bespoke dental equipment.

About the employer

We are a small but busy, Medway based Dental Laboratory. We make custom made dental devices upon instruction of clinician for the use of the patient. Examples of this are dental implants and crown and bridgework. We have been operating for over 30 years and work using both analogue and digital processes.


PJH Ceramics






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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory technician

Level 3 (A level)

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