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Apprentice Optical Assistant VALLEY ASSOCIATES LTD

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Optical Assistant based in Camden, 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 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    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

    9:30am - 6:30pm Mon - Fri 9:30am - 6:00pm - Sat 11:00am - 5:00pm - Sun

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    03 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000041056

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key responsibilities include:

  • Creating great rapport with customers and understand their needs throughout their journey; making recommendations suited to the customer's vision and lifestyle needs.
  • Using the Optometrist's recommendations to build perfect product solutions for the customer, including accessories, contact lenses and additional pairs
  • Delivering the technical tasks in the practice by ensuring the safe supply of eyewear, such as ordering, verification, contact lens teaches, glasses collections, glasses adjustments and relevant administration
  • Delivering operational processes and tasks relating to the role such as date checking, banking etc, in order to give right first-time customer care
  • Follow all legal and professional requirements and clinical SOP's to the required standards
  • Pre-screening responsibilities to support clinic running and optometrist needs

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • 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

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

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


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

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 Camden.

Employer

VALLEY ASSOCIATES LTD

Address

106 Camden High Street

NW1 0LU

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Training

Training provider

TRAINING 2000 LIMITED

Contact

Lauren Reddaway

lauren.reddaway@t2000.co.uk

01254 54659

Apprenticeship standard

Optical assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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