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Apprentice Dental Nurse

Riverdale Healthcare
Newcastle Upon Tyne
280.00 GBP Weekly
Closing date
3 Jan 2024
We have an exciting opportunity for you to learn while you earn to become a Permanent Registered Dental Nurse to work at our practice at Acorn Dental Practices, in Jesmond and Gosforth.

This role is ideal for anyone looking to start their career in the dentistry industry. We do not require any previous experience, to be successful you will simply have the enthusiasm to learn, have excellent communication skills and enjoy working with people!

We will also accept Trainee Dental Nurses already enrolled on a course.

Following training the role will include:

Providing chair side assistance to the dentist
Ensure the care and welfare of patients
Preparing and maintaining the clinical environment
Sterilization of instruments
Mixing materials
Complying with strict cross infection procedures


GBP7 per hour for Apprentices (apprenticeship rate for a Riverdale apprenticeship- GBP280 per week FTE) rising to minimum GBP10.00 per hour once qualified. Minimum wage for Trainee Dental Nurses
Fully supported training with one day per week paid for training day to achieve level 3 Professional Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing
You will receive level 3 Professional Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing worth GBP6000
Mentor to support you with your learning
Access to further Continuous Performance Development opportunities- approximately GBP2000 of training is available.
Opportunities for career development
Funded indemnity insurance once qualified
Employee assistance programme
Uniform provided
Bonus holiday days linked to length of service
Generous recruitment bonus (if you then introduce new team members to the Riverdale group) GBP1000 GDC Registered Nurse Referral

About us:

Riverdale Healthcare are a growing independent dental group with a passion for patient care and respect for all our team members. We have strong values which include 'We Care About People' and that applies to our teams and patients. What excites us is being able to create a thriving and interesting working environment, where you can also have fun!


Willingness to learn
Great Communicator
Basic computer skills
English and maths GCSE grade c or above (or equivalent) preferred
The successful individual will need to have a Hep B vaccination and be eligible to work in the UK.

Job Types: Full-time, Apprenticeship, Permanent


Company pension
Referral programme
Wellness programme

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Company pension
Health & wellbeing programme
Referral programme
Day shift

GCSE or equivalent (required)

Work authorisation:
United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: Gosforth Acorn

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