Retail Optical Apprenticeship - WORCESTER Specsavers

We’ve got the vision if you’ve got the drive! Become a qualified Apprentice Retail Optical Assistant in just 12 months – and get paid while you’re at it.

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

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Closing date: 06 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Up to 37.5hrs per week (Will include weekend work).Days and Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 39.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Key responsibilities:

At Specsavers, we’re always looking to the future. Which is where people like you come in. Our apprenticeship scheme gives you the chance to really set yourself up for a great career in a fantastic company and earn a full-time wage at the same time.

We say company, but when you join us you’ll actually become part of a family. You’ll not only spend 12 months in a paid job, but also learn your trade while surrounded by our friendly, passionate and highly experienced team who’ll support you every step of the way.

  • Earn a salary whilst learning new skills.
  • Structured career opportunities for the future.
  • Get experience of full time work and enjoy paid holidays.
  • Work for a friendly employer who values you.
  • Receive comprehensive and structured training.
  • Bag yourself a great qualification.
  • Learn transferable as well as job-specific skills.

And that’s just the start. With a highly respected and award-winning business behind you – one that invests in its people – there’s nothing to stop you getting on here. Who knows, you might even end up running your own store in years to come.

Day-to-day, you’ll help us out:

  • By giving customers top-notch advice (as well as a warm welcome to the store).
  • Booking in eye tests.
  • Pre-screening patients and measuring frames.
  • You’ll also make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible by looking out for any little problems that crop up.

Your on-the-job training will sit alongside structured learning that will lead to a nationally recognised qualification and at the end of your year as an apprentice, you’ll be a fully-fledged Retail Optical Assistant. But we’re just as happy to learn from you too, so a head full of ideas will come in handy and could make a real difference to how we do things right across the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Friendly.
  • Hardworking.
  • Reliable.
  • Passionate.
  • With a willingness to learn.

Personal qualities

It’s essential you haven’t worked in the Optical Retail Sector before, this is a new adventure, but you will need: 

  • Organisation.
  • Commitment.
  • Motivation.
  • Enthusiasm to deliver the great customer service our Specsavers visitors love.

Qualifications required

  • First up, you’ll need a grade A-D GCSEs in English and Maths (or equivalent/predicted result).

Future prospects

At the end of your apprenticeship, you'll be a fully-fledged Retail Optical Assistant with a massive range of career options ahead of you.

Things to consider

Before applying, please check that you are able to travel to the store location on a daily basis bearing in mind the salary etc.

About the employer

Specsavers is a truly talented organisation and the world's largest optical retailer. We have over 1,750 stores operating in over 10 countries, boasting over 17,000 staff worldwide and over 2,000 support staff globally. We are a revolutionary, dynamic, family run business, continuing to go from strength to strength and proud of it.




64 Broad Street



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Training provider

  • Specsavers will be providing the training.
  • Level 2 Diploma in Optical Retail Skills.
  • BTEC Level 2 award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health.

Apprenticeship framework

Health Optical Retail

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Specsavers

Employer's Application Instructions

To find out if there are any Retail Optical Apprenticeship vacancies in your area, or to find out more information, please search the Specsavers Career Site

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

Apply now

Closing date: 06 Nov 2017