Learn on the job and find a rewarding career

Emily Owen from Llanbedr followed a six month placement at Oasis Dental Care in Penrhyndeudraeth and decided to pursue an apprenticeship programme. 

Emily Owen from Llanbedr followed a six month placement at Oasis Dental Care in Penrhyndeudraeth and decided to pursue an apprenticeship programme.

“I was unsure about which career path to take after leaving University” Emily explains “I wanted to keep my options open, so I thought I’d give it a go.”

At the end of the six month placement, Oasis Dental Care asked Emily to stay on at the practice, giving her the opportunity to do an eighteen month Level 3 apprenticeship in dental nursing, delivered by specialist training provider, Tooth Fairies.

Emily said: “The apprenticeship taught me so much, because you are learning on the job while you are studying. You get to experience first-hand what the job involves and deal with real people, rather than just sitting in a classroom learning the theory.”

“You get to experience first-hand what the job involves"

As Emily explains, she now feels ready to move on to the next step in her career.

“I would recommend the dental nursing apprenticeship to anyone. It’s a fantastic route into a really rewarding career that I never would have considered before.”

Debbie Hill, founder and managing director of Tooth Fairies, said the dental nursing apprenticeship was becoming more and more popular.

“This is a fantastic career pathway for young individuals looking for a career in healthcare or dentistry as the progression opportunities are endless. Dental nurses can either go on to specialise in clinical areas such as orthodontics, sedation, implantology or oral health education, or they can move into clinical management, teaching or even own a own dental practice in their own right.”

"I’m unsure about which career path to take."

The answer is apprenticeships

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