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Dental Nurse Advanced Apprenticeship

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Job description

Sawley Dental (near Long Eaton, Derbyshire) is looking for a friendly and caring Apprentice Dental Nurse to join their practice. This is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate that is passionate about pursuing a career as a dental nurse. ** Please note, we are paying the regular minimum wage rather than the apprenticeship minimum wage. **

Duties within the role you will be trained to do include:

  • Working chairside with a dentist in a busy 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

This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employer’s address. You will only need to attend college in Nottingham City Centre for initial assessments, enrolment and one day every 2 weeks for training starting September 2020.

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: 31/03/2020

Possible start date: 01/04/2020

Skills required

  • Good IT skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good teamwork

Qualifications required

  • GSCEs grades A* to C/9-4 to include English and maths (or equivalent or Functional Skills Level 2 equivalent)
  • You will need to evidence you have at least one of the above qualifications. If you don't have both maths & English at these grades, then apprenticeship assessments will determine your eligibility for the programme

Candidate requirements

** The College Day Release for this course will start September 2020, however, you can still go for an interview and start employment in the meantime. **

There may be an opportunity to increase the wage for the right candidate.

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

For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

* Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation. *

* Please note that if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early. *

This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employer's address. Depending on your training, you will only need to attend college in Nottingham City Centre for initial assessments, enrolment and the fortnightly day release.

Training provided

You will complete the following on a day release basis once every 2 weeks at college:

Advanced Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing:

  • Diploma Level 3 Dental Nursing
  • ERR - Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills maths Level 2 if required
  • Functional Skills English Level 2 if required

Future progression

Potential for a permanent role within the company following successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Additional questions for candidates

During the application process you will be asked the following additional question(s) below. To prepare yourself, have a think about how you might answer them.

First question
Please state what personal attributes and/or skills you feel you have that make you a good candidate for this apprenticeship.

Second question
For the purposes of shortlisting your application, against your commute from home to the employers address only, please state whether or not you drive and have your own car.

Employer information

Sawley Dental is a friendly, independent family dentist that has been caring for people and their teeth since 1983. They pride themselves on high quality treatments in a caring and helpful environment.

Address details:

Sawley Dental Practice
Tamworth Road
NG10 3GS

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Reference number VAC001614012
Working week Mon to Fri
9am - 5.30pm

(37.5 hours per week)

Expected duration 18 months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Dental Nurse - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £163.13 - £307.88 (Weekly)

Wage explained

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