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Apprentice Dental Nurse

Job description

Allestree Dental Practice is a private practice in Derby looking to recruit a friendly and approachable Apprentice Dental Nurse, where you will gain a full range of skills and experience pivotal to becoming a successful and qualified dental nurse. If you are professional, confident and keen to pursue a career in the dental industry then this could be the role for you.

Within this role as apprentice dental nurse you will gain exposure to a multitude of treatments and develop a full range of skills and experience pivotal to becoming a successful and qualified Dental nurse.

If you are professional, confident and keen to pursue a career in the dental industry, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Duties within the role include:

  • Working chairside, with a dentist / hygienist in a private dental practice
  • To ensure Health and Safety is adhered to at all times in surgery
  • To be professional at all times
  • To ensure you have good communication at all times
  • To make patients feel at ease and comfortable at all times
  • To innovate ideas and initiate action to improve the overall perception of the practice, ensuring its good name continues
  • To ensure all facilities are presented to the highest levels of cleanliness and comfort
  • To be aware of all Health & Safety issues within the practice, to constantly implement and assess procedures drawing attention to any unsafe practices
  • To make sure all parts of the practice are safe and secure when not in use
  • To cover duties of such other members of staff as required
  • To undertake any other duties as may be required to assist in the running of the Dental Practice
  • Portray a professional and positive image of the Dental Practice, wearing the uniform provided whilst on duty

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 03/01/2023

Possible start date: 04/01/2023

  • Communication skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Patience
  • friendly and approachable
  • Willing to learn
  • Work under pressure
  • Confident

  • GCSE or equivalent Maths and English A*-C/9-4 (Desired)

Dental Nurse Standard Level 3.

Functional Skills if required


Please note that the apprenticeship standards require the apprentice to sit an End Point Assessment. Please refer to the above link for more information.

Possible permanent position on the completion of the apprenticeship.

Employer information

Allestree Dental Practice is a caring modern family private practice located in a suburb of Derby, and has been providing high quality dentistry with outstanding continuity of care and service to the local community since 1971.

Address details:

Allestree Dental Practice
DE22 2RP

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Reference number VAC1000100461
Working week Monday - Friday 8.15am - 12.15pm and 1.30pm - 5.00pm.
Total hours per week: 37.5
Expected duration 21 Months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Dental Nurse - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £9,379.50 (Annually)

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).