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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/10/2021.

Apprentice Dental Nurse (TQ00)

Job Reference: 298-LDI-168

Leeds Dental Institute
School of Dental Nursing and Technology
Leeds Dental Institute
£18,546 pa

Apprentice Dental Nurse

We are recruiting motivated, caring and compassionate individuals for the role of Apprentice Dental Nurse.

This full-time position (37.5 hours per week) is based supporting our 4 Outreach Clinics in Beeston, Chapel Allerton, Bradford and Hull and in various departments of the Dental Institute on a rota basis.

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and have a minimum of 4 GCSEs (grade C or above) or equivalent with English Language, Maths being essential and a Science subject being desirable.

On successful completion of work based practical assessments and coursework you will receive a Level 3 qualification in Dental Nursing.

In the supporting information section on your application form, please answer the following questions before providing us with any other information you feel is necessary to your application.

Question 1: What do you think you will be doing in this job?

Question 2: What are your plans for managing the academic part of this course alongside working full time?

Successful applicants will work as team members within the Dental Team. They will assist Dentists in the management and treatment of patients in the Dental Surgery in their allocated department giving direct hands-on care to patients, and will attend timetabled study sessions.

Our Full Time Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing is an eighteen month apprenticeship. We are recruiting for apprentices to start on 31/01/2022.

If your application is shortlisted you will be asked to attend an interview which includes a practical task, a written task and presentation. You will also be asked to complete an online assessment in Literacy & Numeracy.

Read all about being an Apprentice Dental Nurse at Leeds and watch our video (instructions are in the attached documents).

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy or the apprentice programme please email

Please note: we will close this advert when we have received sufficient applications.


You will require references covering a period of 3 years:

One reference should be your current or most recent employer. You can also use a previous employer for a second reference

If you have been in full-time education in the last three years – then a reference should be obtained from the relevant academic institution, school/college etc. If you have not had any employment whatsoever you can have two references from school/college or perhaps one from a work experience placement

Make sure you have asked your referees permission to use their details on your application.

Make sure you give full contact details of your referee, including full name, job title, telephone number and an email address.

Please be advised that you cannot use a reference from a relative or personal friend

Terms and conditions

Please carefully read attached information sheet and job description prior to submitting your application

Contract: Fixed term 18 month contract

Hours: 37.5 per week

Fixed Annual Leave: 27 days per annum + bank holidays

Salary: Apprentice spot salary

Closing Date: 08/10/2021

Contact Details: Rachel Atkin/Emma Barlow 0113 343 6283


This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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