Apprentice Dental Nurse Helsby Dental Surgery

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an apprentice dental nurse to join our friendly team. Helsby Dental Practice is a long established private dental practice based in Helsby, Cheshire. As a Dental Nurse you will assist the dentist and the Therapist. You will also take on reception duties and help with the smooth running of the practice.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,480.00 to £22,308.00

    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

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    22 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Typical duties for a dental nurse include:

  • Taking responsibility for the decontamination of instruments
  • Maintaining dental operating equipment
  • Ensuring that all relevant materials and supplies are in place
  • Looking after patient records – including making notes when the dentist is examining a patient
  • Working closely with the dentist, responding quickly to requests and generally keeping the surgery ready for use
  • You'll also be responsible for ensuring high standards of cleanliness and control of the practice
  • Liaise with reception to ensure smooth patient communications and transfer of records
  • Attend and participate in practice meetings
  • Other duties as necessary for the efficient operation of the practice
  • Undergo training as may be required to develop skills and abilities
  • Attend refresher and update training for medical emergencies and CPR
  • Act in accordance with the practice rules and code of conduct
  • Reception duties answering the phone in a professional manner, booking appointments using practice computers
  • Money processing and issuing receipts

The training you will be getting

In-house training plus the candidate will follow a Level 3 Apprenticeship programme and study towards a full Standard as a in Dental Nursing.

This training will be structured and delivered by Cheshire College – South & West. If the candidate does not hold GCSE grades A-C (9-4) in maths and English, or equivalent, they will be required to complete a Level 2 Functional Skill in the relevant subject.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Registration with the General Dental Council.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Reliable, Willingness to learn, Flexible


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

About the employer

Situated in the village of Helsby, Cheshire, we are a busy dental practice providing a full range of NHS & private care. We pride ourselves on offering our patients a caring and friendly environment. We are proud to be members of the British Dental Association Good Practice Scheme. Here at Helsby Dental Surgery, we offer a distinguished, professional team. We work closely alongside our patients to ensure you feel at ease and well informed. Our services include: NHS, Denplan, private and cosmetic care. We make your visit as comfortable as possible. Family friendly, we make children feel welcome.


Helsby Dental Surgery






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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


Sophie Cain


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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