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Apprentice Optical Assistant AMNI OPTICS LIMITED

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Optical Assistant based in Tooting, London The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

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Closing date: 26 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    37.5 Hours per week - Working week to be confirmed at interview stage

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Optical Assistant based in London
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

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's 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's 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's the perfect position for those who love to make a real difference to other people's lives.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

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 organizational skills, as well as having a caring nature and be comfortable talking to customers at all levels and ages.

Personal qualities

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.

Desired qualifications

  • A minimum of two GCSE at grade 3 (grade D) or above in maths and English is required.

Future prospects

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 into a Management course

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

Small Opticians based in Tooting, London





Tooting High Street


SW17 0RG

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Training provider


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)
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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

Apprenticeship standard

Optical assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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