Apprentice Optical Assistant Level 3 MR ROOPMAINI

Excellent opportunity to follow a career path which can lead from Optical Assistant to Dispensing Optician to Optometrist. You will be helping individuals choose the correct frames and lenses for their glasses, as well as doing other screening tests such as visual fields and retinal photos.

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Closing date: 18 Nov 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Will be reviewed following probationary period

    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

    Monday - Saturday, 9.00am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Preparing Private and NHS records and paperwork
  • Filing in correct locations
  • Updating manual and computerised patient records
  • Process NHS and private payments
  • Use computerised patient recalls
  • Assist in the choosing of patients' frame choice 
  • Telephone patients when they are due an eye test
  • Diary Management
  • Process Spectacle and Contact Lens Orders
  • Contact patients via phone to confirm appointments and advise when spectacles are ready
  • Training given to fit spectacles and small repairs
  • Stock Control and Merchandising
  • Meet and greet patients on entering the practice
  • Housekeeping

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

  • Optical Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Long term career and promotion prospects 
  • Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Additional training / qualifications

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4 or above) Desired

About the employer

We are a state-of-the-art practice dedicated to providing the highest level of eye care. From our equipment to our administrative services, we incorporate the latest technologies, along with superbly qualified and dedicated staff, to provide for an improved patient experience.







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Training provider



Kate Anderson


Apprenticeship standard

Optical assistant 2022

Level 3 (A level)

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