Fozia - Apprentice Dental Nurse

Who’s this?

Fozia is a dental nurse apprentice working within the Dental School at MFT and found this apprenticeship vacancy when she gained careers advice about the role and was directed to the MFT website:

What do they do?

Fozia covers a wide range of tasks within her role, such as assisting in emergency dental care, orthodontics, fillings and root canals by setting up the surgery, handling instruments and maintaining infection control with patients

What else are they getting out of it?

Within the Apprenticeship framework, Fozia is working towards a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Health – Dental Nursing, also completing Functional skills level 2 in Maths which she did not previously have

How are they supported?

Fozia spends one day each week in the dental college where she completes the knowledge side of her apprenticeship, working with other students

What’s the best thing about it?

Fozia enjoys all aspects of her apprenticeship and assisting the dentist is the favourite part of her role. Fozia has also really enjoyed assisting treatments with autistic children

Where are they going from here?

Fozia has now gained a permanent position in a local practice as a dental nurse and will commence permanent employment upon completion of her apprenticeship

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.