Hajra - Apprentice Dental Nurse

Who’s this?

Hajra became a dental nurse apprentice after deciding to have a change in career; she has almost completed her dental nurse apprenticeship which she has thoroughly enjoyed. A friend informed her about the apprenticeship and she found information on the website: http://www.cmft.nhs.uk/dental

What does their working week look like?

Hajra works Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.30pm and works one in six Saturday mornings, one day a week is spent at the dental college

What do they do?

Hajra was surprised to find that dental nursing is predominantly about patient care and dental nurses are the Super Heroes of the practice as they consistently ensure that the practice runs smoothly, providing a friendly environment for the patient

What else are they getting out of it?

Within the Apprenticeship framework, Hajra is working towards a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Health- Dental Nursing, which has supported her in understanding of all the procedures during treatments to enable her to assist the dentist efficiently

How are they supported?

Hajra has had lots of support from her assessor when meeting deadlines for course work to be handed in and the team at her dental practice also support this, often allowing time in the week for course work to be completed

What’s the best thing about it?

Hajra really enjoys working with her team at the dental practice that she works and feels flattered that patients remember her from when she first started as an apprentice, complimenting on how she has progressed

Where are they going from here?

Hajra has gained permanent employment at the practice that she works and with the support of the practice plans to do two further post registration qualifications and to become a dental hygienist in the future

Where can I find out more?

This profile has been created by the Greater Manchester NHS Careers Engagement Hub in partnership with Manchester Universities NHS Foundation Trust (Central & Trafford Sites). If you have questions then feel free to contact us.