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About the vacancy

An immediate start building a career as a dental nurse. You will be trained in all aspects of dental nursing and supported by a Learning & Skills Coach from Bury College during your training.

This is an exciting role for an enthusiastic and able individual to train as a dental nurse. You will be completing a wide range of duties involved with assisting the dentist in the care of customers. These will include:

  • Chairside assistance – passing instruments to the dentist
  • Updating patient records as instructed by the dentist
  • Setting up and preparing the surgery
  • Maintaining high standards of cleanliness and infection control
  • Keeping patient information confidential
  • Following all workplace policies and procedures
  • Possible receptionist service to customers, booking appointments and welcoming patients
  • Working along-side the wider health care sector and other GDP’s

You will receive the following training:

  • Dental nurse inegrated level 3 apprenticeship standard
  • L3 extended diploma in dental nursing
  • College attendance is one day a week

What skills are we looking for?

  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Administrative skills
  • Number skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Creative
  • Initiative
  • Non judgemental
  • Patience
  • Physical fitness


  • Essential : English (GCSE or equivalent - C/4 or above)
  • Essential : Maths (GCSE or equivalent - C/4 or above)


Working towards a full time position with the practice.

The starting salary is £12,480.00 for 37.5 hours Monday: 9:00am-5:00pm, Tuesday: 8:30am-6:00pm, Wednesday: 8:30am-6:00pm, Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm, Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm.

The apprenticeship will run for 21 Months, starting on Monday, July 01 2024. Applications close on Friday, June 21 2024.

About the employer

Small dental practice in Manchester. We offer a real opportunity for you and your family to benefit from excellent dental care, a short distance away from Manchester City Centre. However you are not limited to just NHS care. In addition we offer a wide range of cosmetic dental treatment including; orthodontic appliances, teeth whitening, veneers, restorative dental treatments, crown and bridge replacement and white fillings. Our friendly staff will help put you at ease and provide you the treatment you require.