Youngsters get a chance to get their teeth into dental career

Shae Harrison, Dental Cadet

Shae Harrison, Dental Cadet

Fylde coast youngsters are being given the chance to join a course that has so far seen 100% of all students secure jobs.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has spaces left on its award winning dental nurse cadet programme which starts in September and delivers high quality training to 16 to 18 years olds across the Fylde coast who wish to pursue a career in dental nursing.

Cadets on the two year course will have the opportunity to work alongside dental practitioners and other dental care professionals within a clinical placement four days per week whilst receiving a training allowance.

Upon completion of the training cadets will receive a Diploma in Dental Nursing and be able to register with professional body, the General Dental Council.

Dental Cadet Co-ordinator Louise Eadie from Moor Park Health Centre, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for young people across the Fylde coast who have a genuine interest in dental nursing and want a career in this field.

“The programme will suit individuals who prefer a practical way of learning, giving them hands on experience whilst working towards their qualifications. It’s also a great opportunity to build new friendships and experience working as part of a team.”


Louise Eadie, Dental Cadet Coordinator, Donna Parker, Senior Dental Nurse and Shae Harrison, Dental Cadet, at Moor Park Health Centre

Dental Cadet Shae Harrison, 17, said she would definitely recommend this scheme to other young people: “Becoming a dental cadet is a great opportunity because you learn on the job and get a valuable qualification at the same time.

“The training is excellent and you are really well supported.’’

To apply for the course, or for further details, contact Louise Eadie, Dental Cadet Co-ordinator, on 01253 651528 or

The closing date is July 29.


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