As the UK’s second largest dental provider, qualified nurses will see their pay rise from £8.25 to £9.10 per hour – a change that will benefit over 2,000 colleagues.
All other dental nurses, such as student nurses and apprentices, will earn at least £8.21 an hour. This is the National Living Wage for anyone over 25, though Bupa will pay it to all nurses regardless of their age – meaning a nurse under 18 could earn near double the £4.35 hourly government baseline.
The move comes as part of a wider focus to improve the offer to colleagues across the business following Bupa’s acquisition of Oasis in 2017, including work to develop career pathways and progression opportunities for staff across the business.
“This is an exciting time to be part of Bupa Dental Care. Ever since the acquisition of Oasis we’ve been working hard to improve our offer to colleagues, and I’m delighted to see changes coming to fruition.
“Our nurses are central to the success of our practices, and these changes recognise them for the professionals that they are. It’s not only the pay we’re focusing on though, and we continue to offer apprenticeships and training opportunities to help our colleagues thrive within the business.”
We currently have around 500 nurses who are either on apprenticeships or training on the job, and continues to encourage further nurses to apply.
We are also expanding apprenticeships into clinical leadership and lab technician roles, to give even further choice for colleagues.
As well as progression opportunities, Bupa dental nurses enjoy a range of other employment benefits including funded Continuing Professional Development, General Dental Council registration, professional indemnity insurance, and generous pension contributions.
Gabriela Pueyo continues: “It’s essential that we’re providing colleagues with all the training they need, not only so that we can deliver for patients, but so they can progress their own careers with Bupa too.”
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