At Portman, we’re about to celebrate the success of our first Time to Shine programme coming to an end. The programme has run successfully from June 2021, with Dental Nurse trainees about to take their final exam and graduate on 29 September 2022. 
With help from colleagues at Portman, all graduates are now mapping out permanent place with us in the Portman family.

We’re now recruiting 13 trainees for the next programme across 11 of our Northern Ireland Portman practices. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have a genuine interest in health and wellbeing, and even better a specific interest in dentistry. There is no need for prior experience or precise qualifications; we only ask that you already have five GCSE’s of pass grade at C or above. Your contract will start 26 September 2022 with induction and onboarding 29 September. 

Why should you join Portman?

  • Fulltime hours – 40 hours per week  
  • Full training provided and funded: 1 year Apprenticeship course through South West College (Dungannon Campus).
  • Opportunity to work with a friendly and experienced team of professionals.
  • Competitive rate plus excellent benefits, including practice bonus scheme, life assurance, sick pay, and pension scheme.
  • Employee Referral Scheme – earn up to £1500 per referral.
  • Additional Special Days package that ensures you don’t miss key events throughout the year.
  • Industry-leading flexible benefits platform.

Why should you join Portman?

  • Fulltime hours – 40 hours per week  
  • Full training provided and funded: 1 year Apprenticeship course through South West College (Dungannon Campus).
  • Opportunity to work with a friendly and experienced team of professionals.
  • Competitive rate plus excellent benefits, including practice bonus scheme, life assurance, sick pay, and pension scheme.
  • Employee Referral Scheme – earn up to £1500 per referral.
  • Additional Special Days package that ensures you don’t miss key events throughout the year.
  • Industry-leading flexible benefits platform.

      Browse our practices and vacancies below

Careers Page Split 6 For Ni Pg

Jodie Hall, Parks Dental Care - Trainee nurse cohort 1

"Having just completed the dental nurse training programme with Portman and South West College, I would like to express how pleased I am with the delivery of this course. I have had immense support from all involved including my Practice Manager Natalie Patterson, my trainer Charlene and the wider Portman team. I have found this course incredibly informative, fun and engaging. Though this in a very in-depth course, the structure meant it was easier to manage in bite sized chunks.

"I am very proud to have completed and passed this course and hope to further my skills with other advanced courses available through the Portman Academy. Portman is a fantastic company to be a part of and I look forward to many more years here."

If this sounds like an opportunity that interests you, select a practice below to learn more and apply.

Beechview Dental Care - Belfast

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Blue Sky Dental & Implant clinic - Belfast

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Cavehill Dental & Implant Clinic - Belfast

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Finaghy Orthodontic Centre - Belfast

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Grosvenor Dental Care - Belfast

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Laura Jones Dental & Implant Clinic - Ballymena

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Smiles Dental Care - Ballymena

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Rosconnor Specialist Dentistry - Ballymoney

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Rosconnor Specialist Dentistry - Derry

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Interested in other Portman opportunities?

We have over 200 practices covering UK and Ireland, including Central Support roles from Finance to Marketing we have a wide variety of opportunities available. Head to our careers page to explore live jobs; you can always register your interest for us to be in contact in the future.