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HELPING YOU FIND A CAREER IN Medical and Dental

If you're looking for Medical and dental apprenticeships it's likely that you're after a technician or assistant role. These apprenticeships are essential to the running of any hospital or practise - if this suits your career goals, check out the opportunities we have available.

How to get a Dentistry Apprenticeship - Career Advice
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How much can I earn as a Dentistry Apprentice?
earnings
Dentists’ salaries are high once they have a few years’ experience. According to Pay Scale, the average wage for a dentist in the UK is£51,196 – but can vary between £29.900 and over £99,000 depending on the level of experience. Whilst in your year of post-graduation dental training, you will earn around £31,000. If you work at night, through the weekend or any unsocial hours you will also receive overtime pay.
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What qualifications do I need to be a Dentistry Apprentice?
qualifications
In order to become a dentist you will need to undertake a dentistry degree at university.To get a place on a dentistry degrees you will need to demonstrate that you have the scientific skill required – this means achieving high grades in science subjects at A-Level.
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What skills do I need to be a Dentistry Apprentice?
skills
As dentistryis a vocational degree, the skills you learn will be all about teaching you how to diagnose, treat and care for patients with various illnesses and ailments. However, you will also need to develop personal and professional skills that will be necessary for a career in this area. Excellent communication skills are vital in medical roles, as you will be dealing with nervous and potentially upset patients.

Some skills that would be useful for a graduate dentistry role include:
  • Communication skills
  • Critical appraisal
  • Decision-making
  • Calmness under pressure
  • Teamworking
  • Negotiation and mediation
  • Awareness of aesthetics
As a dental professional you will be constantly updating your skills and knowledge as new medical developments take place. Working in dentistry is about dedicating yourself to lifelong learning.
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What experience do I need to get a job in Dentistry Apprenticeship?
experience
To help you move into a dental career more quickly, it’s essential that you get work experience. This also proves your dedication when you are applying for a dental degree. Contact surgeries directly and see if you can shadow a dentist to give yourself an insight into how the job works.
How to get a Nursing Apprenticeship - Career Advice
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How much can I earn as a Nursing Apprentice?
earnings
Salaries within the nursing sector are extremely varied, although its reputation as a poorly-paid career is not justified. According to Pay Scale, in general registered nurses earn between £18,357 and £34,105 per year, depending on their “band” – that is, level of experience. According to NHS Careers, as a registered nurse starting out you will earn in excess of £21,000 per year. Directors of nursing pay earn close to £100,000. If you work as a nurse in London you may receive a wage that is up to 20% higher than the rest of the county.
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What qualifications do I need to be a Nursing Apprentice?
qualifications
To become a qualified nurse you will need a degree. You can specialise in one of the above areas, or you can take a general nursing degree before specialising afterwards. Degrees last three years and will give you the clinical and theoretical knowledge needed to go into a career in nursing, as well as giving you the opportunity to work on a number of placements in hospitals or clinics. In order to get a place on a degree you will need to have five A* - C grades at GCSE, plus good grades in the sciences – ideally biology and chemistry – at A-Level. If you haven’t got these qualifications you may be eligible for an Access to Nursing course.
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What skills do I need to be a Nursing Apprentice?
skills
It goes without saying that you need to have a caring and considerate nature to become a nurse. Other skills that are essential include:
  • Communication
  • Resilience
  • Patience
  • Teamwork
  • Project management
  • Diplomacy
  • Leadership
  • Time management
You will also need the specific medical and technical knowledge that will be taught during your nursing degree.
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What experience do I need to get a job in Nursing Apprenticeship?
experience
It is incredibly important to gain practical experience as part of your route to a career in nursing. You should contact one of the 400 NHS trusts that exist in the UK directly, explain the level of training that you are at, and see whether you can spend some time volunteering on a ward or in another part of the hospital. You can find out more about work experience in nursing on the NHS Choices website. If you are still at school you can get some tips and advice about arranging work experience placements by registering on Step into the NHS.
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