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Level 2 Optical Assistant Apprenticeship (Retail) Aylesbury VISION EXPRESS LIMITED

At Vision Express the role of an Optical Apprentice offers more responsibility and involvement than your normal retail apprenticeship. Our programme is designed to introduce you to optical retailing and our aim is to grow future talent for our business by getting the best apprentices on board by paying over the national minimum wage.

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

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Closing date: 31 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Days and shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 38.75

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The beauty of this role is that no two days are ever the same. With the support of your store manager and our in-house training team, we will give you all the tools you need to support your development throughout the programme.

When in store your role will include:

  • Bringing our Purpose and Values to life
  • Learning how to select the right products for our customer's needs
  • Providing them with a tailored experience

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

During your apprenticeship you will receive regular training sessions while working in store. These are monthly and in some cases two weekly. You’ll be supported every step of the way by dedicated training experts who are employed by Vision Express. Through a structured learning pathway, you will achieve a Level 2 Optical Assistant qualification, equivalent to 5 A*-C 9/4 GCSEs (including GCSE English and maths if you don’t already have these or equivalent).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We know you matter and that is why it is our commitment to make this a job you enjoy by recognising your achievements and encouraging you to be involved in shaping our success. Our Game Changing leaders will support your career with excellent training and development opportunities. There are limitless horizons to suit your careers goals whether that be developing into a management role or progressing into professional optometry.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

About the employer

You can expect a busy but high achieving environment where everyone is working towards the same goal and where our culture and values are at the heart of everything we do. Built on a passion for the optical profession, Vision Express opened its first store in 1988. Every year, thousands of people turn to us for a truly individual service delivered in a warm and friendly environment, leaving them looking and feeling great. Just visit one of our stores and see for yourself. We’ve been growing steadily for over 25 years, and in that time, we’ve helped many people build their careers with us. We’re still growing and committed as ever to helping our people develop interesting and rewarding careers. We want our customers to stay with us for life and we want our people to stay and grow with us too. To do that, we’ve built a working environment and culture where people can truly express their potential.




Vision Express

Walton Street

HP20 2SP

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Training provider



Apprenticeship standard

Optical assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website. Follow the link to apply now!

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Dec 2022