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Apprentice Dental Nurse

Posted 18 days ago

  • Taunton, Somerset
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  • Expired - 2 months ago

Apprentice Dental Nurse - Taunton


Monday to Friday - 40 hours a week


Here at Bupa Dental Care our people are at the heart of everything we do – and we do this because we care.  We have created environments where people can look forward to coming to work, feel empowered, and benefit from working collaboratively with industry experts to help us achieve our aim, which is - helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.


What is the role of Apprentice Dental Nurse at Bupa?


Our Dental Nurse Apprenticeship will support and provide you with the necessary Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours on your journey to becoming a GDC registered qualified dental nurse. This includes;



  • Enabling you to provide the best patient care from the moment someone walks into one of our practices until the point they leave.

  • Supporting our Dental professionals, and providing them with the necessary chair-side assistance, enabling them to deliver the highest level of patient care.

  • Working as an Apprentice Dental Nurse means you can "earn whilst you learn".


What qualifications you will achieve as an Apprentice Dental Nurse?


You will achieve a Level 3 qualification following an 18-24 month training programme. Before taking your end-point assessment, you must achieve level 2 English and Maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C) if you have not already achieved them and can provide evidence confirming this.


What will you learn as an Apprentice Dental Nurse?



  • Oral anatomy and physiology, respiratory and circulatory systems.

  • How infectious diseases are transmitted and prevented.

  • Dental materials, equipment, and resources.

  • How to deal with medical emergencies.

  • Legislative compliance and regulatory requirements.

  • Clinical skills.

  • Health promotion.

  • Patient care and management.


Your salary and benefits:


We make life better for millions and that includes yours. Here are just some of the benefits on offer to you when joining Bupa Dental Care: 



  • Competitive pay rates which increase upon qualification.

  • Access to MyHealthcare which gives you quick, easy access to free support, advice, and treatment for a variety of health-related issues, including remote GP, physiotherapy, and mental health support – all available from one phone number. You will also receive the MyHealthcare Allowance, an annual allowance which is redeemable against a menu of Bupa healthcare products, all to the approximate value of £350.

  • My Bupa Extras - discounts at your favourite retailers, plus a huge range of tools, content and information to support you with your financial wellbeing.

  • Access to discounts at a wide variety of gyms and fitness facilities across the UK. This benefit includes access to online digital fitness providers too.

  • Our mental health approach brings together a wide range of support such as our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), Family Mental HealthLine and access to Personal Energy - Bupa’s own wellbeing programme.

  • Discounted dental insurance which can be extended to immediate family members.

  • Additional health and wellbeing benefits include Cycle to Work Scheme, free annual Flu vaccine, discounted eye tests and Bupa’s Menopause Plan.

  • Wagestream – Access your income before payday, if and when you need it.

  • You're encouraged and supported from day one to learn, develop and progress. We’ve established dental nurse career pathways leading to senior roles, and offer free post-qualification training and CPD.

  • We cover the cost of your GDC registration, DBS and professional indemnity - we'll save you hundreds of pounds so you can concentrate on delivering great patient care and building your dental career with us.

  • And many more, just ask.


So why wait? Apply now to be part of a brilliant team.


To find out more about working with us, find us on LinkedIn and Facebook.


Here you’ll be welcomed. We champion diversity and we understand the importance of our people representing the communities and customers we serve. You’ll find an inclusive environment where you can be yourself and where everyone is driven by the same purpose – helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world.  


Bupa Dental Care is an equal opportunities employer.

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