Apprentice Optical Assistant Robert Glass
This vacancy is for an Apprentice Optical Assistant based in Liverpool. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications
Closing date: 29 Oct 2021
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 37.00
Possible start date
08 Nov 2021
11 Mar 2021
Level 2 (GCSE)
A fantastic and unique opportunity to embark on a journey towards a great career. Starting at Optical Assistant level as an apprentice, with future opportunities for career progression, you will be supported with loads of great fun and interactive training.
You will use these exciting new skills in your day to day job where you will gain customer service skills, knowledge in optical support and develop behaviour suitable to work in an optical practice.
Those with a flair for fashion will love the new frames coming in and if it is your forte you may even get involved in meeting frame reps and helping choose the new ranges. If you are more technical, you will get to learn lots of information about lenses and measurements, then you will transform that information into jargon free, easy to understand, customer friendly language.
It is all about teamwork in an Opticians practice, there are many roles, but you support each other to make sure your customers get the best experience possible.
Optical assistants are a very important part of any Optical practice and crucial to the customer journey. Individuals with a real passion for both healthcare and retail really thrive in this role, as it is the perfect position for those who love to make a real difference to other people’s lives.
The duties within this role include:
- Welcoming customers into store
- Booking in eye tests
- Pre-screening patients
- Providing style advice
- Measuring frames
- Taking phone call
- General office duties and responsibilities
Requirements and prospects
- A good communicator and be willing to be part of a team supporting each other
- The ability to make decisions and use their own initiative, have strong organisational skills, as well as having a caring nature and be comfortable talking to customers at all levels and ages
- The ability to work as an individual as well as part of a team and be respectful to team members at all times
- Be an excellent communicator at all levels, via telephone and face to face. Be able to use their own initiative
- A minimum of two GCSE at grade 3 (grade D) or above in maths and English is required
- The successful candidate will work towards achieving a level 2 qualification in Optical with experience in a busy Optical Practice
- Upon completion of the Level 2 qualification, you will be an experienced and qualified optical assistant, and as such you can continue building up skills that will always be in demand
- Career breaks and part time working are often possible
You could go on to acquire higher level optical qualifications such as:
- Ophthalmic Dispensing- Become a qualified Dispensing Optician
- Contact lens Optician – fit Contact lenses
- Low vision specialist – help people where traditional spectacles will not suffice. Supply low vision aids, magnifiers, advice on improving contrast and on other non Optical aids such as bump-ons.
- Optometry courses – carry out full eye examinations and issue prescriptions
- Clinical representative- visiting practices introducing new frame ranges and Ophthalmic lenses
- In-practice trainer - You could use your knowledge to train others
Other non-clinical roles:
- Practice Management – Go out a Management course
- Practice ownership – Go into business yourself, partnership or Franchise
Things to consider
- Please do not contact Company direct
- Please note we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist
- Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role
About the employer
Opticians based in Liverpool
TRAINING 2000 LIMITED
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd
Chelsey Mawman 01254 54659
Level 2 Optical Assistant Apprenticeship:
- Functional Skills Level 1 in Functional skills Maths and Literacy, can be obtained on the course (if required)
- Enhancement / challenge – how to develop ourselves
- Equality and diversity – treating others equally, respect / accept others from different backgrounds
- British values – democracy, rule of law, respect and tolerance, individual liberty
- Prevent – safeguarding individuals from being drawn into terrorism
- Digital skills – keeping up with technology and effective use
Level 2 (GCSE)
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