Dental Nurse Modern Apprentice


Trainee Dental Nurses (Modern Apprenticeship)

What are we looking for?

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are recruiting 6 individuals to join an 18 Month Training Programme based within the Glasgow Dental Hospital and School, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.

On successful completion of the programme you will be awarded a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Level 3 in Dental Nursing and a Professional Development Award (PDA) Level 7 in Dental Nursing.

What qualifications do I need to apply?

At the time of submitting your application you must already hold a minimum of two  National 5 Qualifications (or SCQF equivalent) in English and a Science or Technical Subject at grade A to C and a National Four (or SCQF equivalent) in Maths.

Who is this apprenticeship suitable for?

This is an entry level position suitable for someone willing to learn and develop within the role. As well as meeting the educational requirements you will need to be enthusiastic with good manual dexterity and hand-eye co-ordination with excellent attention to detail, good communication and a strong team work ethic.

A key function of this role ensure that dental equipment is prepared and safe for use on patients and for staff to handle. For this you will need a strong sense of responsibility and meticulous attention to detail, even under pressure.

A good dental nurse trainee will have  a sympathetic and understanding manner as you will frequently be dealing with patients who are anxious.

Modern Apprenticeship Vacancies are only  open only to applicants aged 16 – 24 , or 16 – 29 years for disabled applicants or applicants who are care experienced*, in line with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Youth Employment Plan and workforce projections.

* Care experienced applicants are people who live/have lived with foster parents/kinship carers or who live/have lived in a residential children’s setting/secure unit.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident employer. They welcome applications from disabled people, minority ethnic groups, those who are care experienced and from LGBT+ applicants.

For full details and to apply visit website

Closing date Noon on Friday 8th May 2020.

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