Optical Apprentice (Retail) - Guildford Vision Express ] Optical Lab

Our VE Apprenticeship Programme is designed to introduce you to Optical Retailing. You’ll get to know everything you need to know in order to successfully be able to serve and delight our customers which is at the forefront of what we do.

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Closing date: 26 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £135.00

  • Working week

    30 Hours over 5 days. Days and Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001309036

  • Positions

    1 available

Our VE Apprenticeship Programme is designed to introduce you to Optical Retailing. You’ll get to know everything you need to know in order to successfully be able to serve and delight our customers which is at the forefront of what we do. You’ll be supported every step of the way by dedicated training experts who are employed by Vision Express, not by a third party training provider.

Daily duties will include:

  • Meeting and greeting customers
  • Observing dispenses
  • Answering phone calls 
  • Performing eye health screens 

Being an Apprentice with Vision Express means being in a unique role where you’ll learn new skills and have more responsibility and involvement that your normal run-of-the-mill retail job. Our aim is to grow future talent for our business, getting the best Apprentices on board and we are prepared to put our money where our mouth is by paying over the national minimum wage for all our Apprentices. 

Other benefits you can expect are: 

  • Excellent career opportunities 
  • A dedicated team and structured training including in store support from your assessor 
  • Varied store locations including shopping centres, high street and local towns 
  • Attractive company benefits including annual free eyewear and family and friends discount vouchers 

You’ll also earn while you learn, gaining nationally recognised qualifications, equivalent to 5 A*-C GCSEs or equivalent (including GCSE English and Maths if you don’t already have these). On completion of the programme we’ll invite you and your family to celebrate your success at a graduation ceremony before looking to place you in a permanent role in one of our stores.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Effective communication skills 
  • Basic IT skills 
  • Organisational skills
  • Honesty, patience and exceptional manners 
  • Committed to completing the VE Apprenticeship Programme – it will be hard work, so you’ll have to be organised and self motivated

Personal qualities

  • A warm, welcoming personality 
  • A positive and enthusiastic approach to learning 
  • Enjoy working with others 
  • You’ll also need to understand the importance of maintaining high standards, including your own personal presentation and team work is also a big part of our culture, so the ability to work well with others is essential

Qualifications required

  • You don’t need any qualifications to apply for our scheme
  • If you don’t already have GCSE (or equivalent) C or above in Maths and English we’ll provide you with these Fundamental Skills as part of your programme

Future prospects

Here’s where Vision Express really stand out from the crowd. You’ll not only get the training and support you need to complete your Apprenticeship but we’ll help you become an expert in Optical Retailing. You’ll also have the opportunity to grown a truly unique career, if that’s what you want. You might want to become a manager or go on to be Registered Optical professional. Whatever your ambition, maybe the outcome is the same for everyone working at Vision Express – you’ll become an expert, delivering a truly individual service.

Things to consider

This job will involve dealing directly with customers so a confident approach will be needed. We are also a 7 day trading company so weekend work maybe required. Shift patterns will vary and these will be confirmed upon offer.

About the employer

Built on a passion for the optical profession, Vision Express opened its first store in 1988 and is now part of Europe’s largest optical retail group, GrandVision B.V. Every year, thousands of people turn to us for a truly individual service delivered in a warm and friendly environment, leaving them looking and feeling great. Just visit one of our stores and see for yourself. We’ve been growing steadily for over 25 years, and in that time we’ve helped many people build their careers with us. We’re still growing and committed as ever to helping our people develop interesting and rewarding careers. We want our customers to stay with us for life and we want our people to stay and grow with us too. To do that, we’ve built a working environment and culture where people can truly express their potential.

Employer

Vision Express ] Optical Lab

Address

162

High Street

Guildford

GU1 3DY

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Optical Retailing
  • Level 2 Employment & Personal learning skills in Health 
  • Functional skills in Maths and English (if not already received)

Apprenticeship framework

Health - Optical Retail

Training provider

VISION EXPRESS (UK) LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by VISION EXPRESS (UK) LIMITED

Contact

Kerry Ransom 07789981626 kerry.ransom@visionexpress.com


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Sep 2017