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Optical Assistant Apprenticeship - SAFFRON WALDEN SPECSAVERS SPECSAVERS OPTICAL SUPERSTORES LIMITED

Our Apprenticeship scheme gives people of all ages the chance to boost their existing skillset and start an exciting new career as part of a forward-thinking business, all whilst earning a full-time wage. We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about providing great customer service and would like to pursue a career in optics.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 13 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,480.00

    Days and Shifts TBC - Full Time to include weekend working

  • Working week

    Full time to include weekend working. Days and times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000085003

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • By giving customers top-notch advice (as well as a warm welcome to the store)
  • Booking in eye tests
  • Pre-screening patients and measuring frames
  • You’ll also make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible by looking out for any little problems that crop up
  • You’ll also make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible by looking out for any little problems that crop up

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

  • Level 2 Optical Assistant apprenticeship standard
  • level 2 Functional Skills in Maths (if required)
  • End point Assessment
  • Full Time 5 out of 7 days 
  • Daily on the job training in store - no college to attend
  • Training provider - Specsavers Optical Superstores Limited

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

At the end of your apprenticeship, you'll be a fully-fledged Optical Assistant with a massive range of career options ahead of you.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Friendly

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-3 (A*-D)) Essential

Things to consider

Before applying, please bear in mind the salary and check that you are able to travel to the store location on a daily basis. This is an entry level position; you must not have worked in the optical sector before.

About the employer

Specsavers is a truly talented organisation and the world's largest privately-owned optical group in the world. We have over 1,845 stores operating in over 10 countries, boasting over 37,000 colleagues worldwide. We are a revolutionary, dynamic, family run business, continuing to go from strength to strength and proud of it.

Employer

SPECSAVERS OPTICAL SUPERSTORES LIMITED

Address

11 Hill Street

Saffron Walden

CB10 1EH

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Training

Training provider

SPECSAVERS OPTICAL SUPERSTORES LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Optical assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

To find out if there are any apprenticeship vacancies in your area or to find out more information, please search the Specsavers Career Site https://join.specsavers.com/uk/find-a-job/

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 13 Oct 2022