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.
Closing date: 26 Aug 2022
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: 40
Possible start date
05 Sep 2022
03 May 2022
Level 2 (GCSE)
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
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
VALLEY ASSOCIATES LTD
TRAINING 2000 LIMITED
Level 2 (GCSE)
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