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Optical Technician Apprenticeship - WATERLOOVILLE SPECSAVERS SPECSAVERS OPTICAL SUPERSTORES LIMITED

Our apprenticeship scheme gives people of all ages the chance to boost their existing skillset and kickstart an exciting new career, all whilst earning a full-time wage. We are currently looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about making a career in optics. Your role will include producing and repairing finished, quality-assured spectacles.

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

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Closing date: 13 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,700.00

    Full Time to include weekend working

  • Working week

    Full-time to include weekend working, exact working days and hours TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000122023

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Day to day activities include:

  • Producing customer orders from scratch
  • Interpreting optical prescriptions and drawings
  • Correcting faults and re-assembling of glasses
  • Carrying out testing and adjustments
  • Prepare and maintain materials and equipment
  • You’ll also make sure that you are producing the highest quality assured product

Such benefits which you will receive for working with Specsavers are:

  • Earn a salary whilst learning new skills
  • Structured career opportunities for the future
  • Get experience of full-time work and enjoy paid holidays
  • Work for a friendly employer who values you
  • Receive comprehensive and structured training
  • Learn transferable as well as job-specific skills

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

  • Level 3 - Spectacle Maker Apprenticeship
  • Daily on the job training in store - no college to attend
  • Full-time, 5 out of 7 days
  • Training provider - Specsavers Optical Superstores Limited
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Your on-the-job training will sit alongside structured learning that will lead to a nationally recognised qualification
  • At the end of your 20 months as an apprentice, you’ll be a fully-fledged Optical Technician

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Logical

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Essential

Things to consider

Before applying, please check that you are able to travel to the store location on a daily basis bearing in mind the salary etc.

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

310 London Road

Waterlooville

PO7 7DU

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Training

Training provider

SPECSAVERS OPTICAL SUPERSTORES LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Spectacle maker

Level 3 (A level)


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 Feb 2023