MAKE moolah from molars and sink your teeth into a role with Bupa Dental Care.
The company — which provides both NHS and private dentistry — is seeking 600 new staff, with up to 700 further roles being made available in the new year.
As well as dentists, dental nurses, hygienists and dental therapists, support staff and practice managers are needed. There are openings at Bristol support centre too.
While clinical roles require specific qualifications, most support roles are open to newcomers to the healthcare sector, with full training provided.
There is room to climb the career ladder at the firm.
More than half of adults and two-thirds of UK children see a dentist each year — a figure that is rising — and employment experts agree dentistry offers good security.
Bupa’s Gabriela Pueyo says: “We want all our employees — whatever their level, experience and skills — to grow and develop.
“We believe that with the right tools and training, a supportive working environment and a can-do attitude, anyone can flourish.”
All employees get a benefits package that includes health products and services as well as discounts on travel, retail and insurance.
‘Spurred on to be a success’
KAYLEE CROCKER swapped a job at Claire’s Accessories for Bupa Dental Care.
She now manages 750 staff in South Wales, Bristol and Somerset.
Kaylee, 30, from Ystrad Mynach, near Caerphilly, says: “I decided to train as a dental nurse at Bupa in 2006.
“I took on the role of lead nurse and radiation protection supervisor before progressing to assistant practice manager when I was 25. I thought that was my dream role but last year, my director asked me to cover an area manager for three months.
“It was totally out of my comfort zone but my manager’s encouragement spurred me on.”
Kaylee adds: “I ended up loving it so much I applied for the permanent position.”
Don’t get Zuckered by a boss
FORMER Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg, raised eyebrows when he quit politics for a job at Facebook, with pundits predicting he could clash with boss Mark Zuckerberg.
Business expert ALEX MOYLE, the author of Business Development Culture: Taking Sales Culture Beyond The Sales Team, explains how to “manage upwards” and tame a difficult boss.
- Never say no – ask why. You may have the chance to nudge them towards a different course of action.
- Offer choices. Giving just one option is the same as backing them into a corner.
- Eyes on the prize. When trying to influence a boss’s approach, link your idea to a team or company goal.
- Offer new information. Rather than proving a boss wrong, give them new information to help them justify changing a decision.
- Keep smiling. Getting angry will only cause your manager to become more defensive. Keep your tone light and whenever possible, inject some humour.
- JOBSPOT: BUILD-A-Bear Workshop is hiring sales staff and store managers. Find out more at buildabear.co.uk.
Workingmums.co.uk hailed IT and recruitment firm FDM as the best for helping mothers back to work, while the burger chain was tops for offering flexible working.
The website’s founder Gillian Nissim said firms needed support “to ensure they create a culture where everyone can thrive”.
YOUNGSTERS rarely aspire to follow their parents’ footsteps at work – unless they are budding entrepreneurs.
Recruiter Magnet.me found just one in 25 kids it polled would follow their parents into the public sector.
But a third of small-business owners’ children would follow their lead.
Vincent Karremans, founder of Magnet.me, said: “Young people clearly have different ambitions.
Bag a cream job
ARE you an early bird?
Milk & More has 100 new posts up for grabs across the country.
The demand for doorstep deliveries has surged of late, as shoppers shun supermarket plastic containers for more eco-friendly glass bottles.
That has helped spur a revival for the traditional role.
The firm’s milkmen and women, like Ian Beardwell, also deliver fresh bread, juice and more, all by 7am.
See details of full and part-time roles at milkandmore.co.uk/careers.
Value my name
TO earn a big wedge, change your name to Ed.
Job-search tool Adzuna found people called Ed earn an average salary of £61,362.
That is almost double the £38,792 earned by the top female name, Liz.
Find your own position at adzuna.co.uk/jobs/value-my-name.