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Apprentice Optical Assistant Andrew & Rogers

This optical apprenticeship will allow you to focus on ‘being there’ for our customers, which literally means helping people improve their quality of life. You’ll be supporting a customer through their entire optical journey passionately delivering excellent customer service while confidently discussing our products and services.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £159.10

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    06 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001707962

  • Positions

    1 available

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our team as an Optical Assistant apprentice, and you’ll discover why at Andrew and Rogers optometrists, we pride ourselves on providing the foundation for exciting, long-term careers – a home where you will develop your optical expertise and will be truly valued.

You’ll be given the opportunity to thrive within a business that’s constantly working to improve people’s lives with the opportunity to expand your knowledge base and develop a career.

As an Optical Assistant, you’ll make sure every customer gets a great experience when they come into our store. It means listening to what they want, explaining our offers and products, and dispensing single vision, bifocal and varifocal lenses.

You’ll work to NHS guidelines (as well as our own high standards), give good, clear advice, and make a positive impression, thanks to your polite and professional approach. 

To secure this role you will need to have a real passion for providing fantastic customer care. We’ll continue to develop and expand your knowledge of vision problems, eyecare and our products.

You’ll have already demonstrated that you’re a natural when it comes to customer care; you’re articulate, good with people with an organised approach and always happy to help, so you’ll fit right in as a valuable member of our friendly store team, joining a business that’s going places.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good customer service skills

Personal qualities

  • Flexibility 
  • Confident
  • Team player
  • Keen to learn
  • Good attention to detail
  • High intelligence and motivation essential

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English are desired but not essential.

Future prospects

The potential of a full-time position within the business on successful completion of your apprenticeship

Things to consider

It is highly important that you do not contact the employer directly – any attempt of this may invalidate candidate’s application. Should you have any queries regarding your application or the job itself, please contact your local Woodspeen Training Academy.

Please note this job may expire before the stated date if a suitable applicant is appointed.

Please consider how you would travel to this vacancy, if you will be using public transport please check this before applying.


About the employer

We are an independent optometry practice that appreciates the utmost importance of customer experience. Built around a simple objective, to utilise our decades of knowledge and expertise to provide our customers with industry leading service and a vast array of eyewear products.

Andrew & Rogers was founded over 20 years ago and has become an iconic feature in the historic market town of Beverley in East Yorkshire. The practice continues to be led by Andrew Scott and Roger Smyth, who collectively have over 50 years’ experience in optometry.

Employer

Andrew & Rogers

Address

15 North Bar Within

Beverley

HU17 8AP

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Training

Training provider

WOODSPEEN TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Woodspeen Training

Contact

Emily Parker 01484429359 Emily.Parker@woodspeentraining.co.uk

Level 2 Optical Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Own in-house training

Apprenticeship standard

Optical assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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