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What is National minimum wage ??

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nutcracker Thu 07-Jul-05 21:36:25

Is it still £4.75 or something ???

starlover Thu 07-Jul-05 21:36:59

think it depends on age

KatyMac Thu 07-Jul-05 21:37:29

I though it was 4.85 but I could be wrong - it's going up to 5.04 in Oct

kid Thu 07-Jul-05 21:37:55

The adult rate of the minimum wage (for workers aged 22 and over) will increase from its present hourly rate of £4.85 to £5.05 in October 2005, and to £5.35 in October 2006.

nutcracker Thu 07-Jul-05 21:38:30

Oh right ok.

Was going to ring up for a trainess dental nurse position and it says it meets minimum wage.

Hmmmmmmmm whats a betting they say i'm too old for trainee ??

KatyMac Thu 07-Jul-05 21:39:27

They'l be looking to pay 3 something an hour then as they wat a junior

nutcracker Thu 07-Jul-05 21:41:08

Yeah I thought that Katy, still worth ringing or not do you reckon ???

If it does have an age limit i think i'll complain that it wasn't stated in the ad (job centre plus website) as I get so dissapointed when that happens.

KatyMac Thu 07-Jul-05 21:42:14

Do you have a burning ambition to be a dental nurse - if you do ring - otherwise......don't bother

nutcracker Thu 07-Jul-05 21:43:39

Hmmm not a burning ambition no, but it is in the immeidate area that I live and I would find it interesting etc etc.

Think i'll just ring and see.


Think it may actually be my dentists.

KatyMac Thu 07-Jul-05 21:45:04

Why not see if the jobcentre has any vacancies....I didn't like it much but once you are in the Civil Service, it's very secure

nutcracker Thu 07-Jul-05 21:46:47

I would Katy but I have zilch experiance in any area except cleaning hotel rooms, and most places seem to want at least 6 mths experiance nowadays.

If the dental nurse thing is no good, i'll keep looking.

KatyMac Thu 07-Jul-05 21:50:10

You don't need much exp to be an AA (or at least you didn't when I started) and it's very safe employment (in fact it's quite hard to get out)

And no one wants to work for them so try???

nutcracker Thu 07-Jul-05 21:59:04

Oky doke, will certainly enquire.

Demented Thu 07-Jul-05 22:13:51

nutcracker, FWIW, a friend of mine (miam's sister) trained as a dental nurse when she was about 30, it perhaps depends on the practice but age didn't matter with the practice she trained with.

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