This vacancy is for an Apprentice Optical Assistant based in Portishead. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience within an Optical company supporting day-to-day tasks whilst gaining on the job qualifications.
Closing date: 26 Jan 2024
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: 37.5
Possible start date
05 Feb 2024
29 Sep 2023
Level 3 (A level)
What you will do in your working day
Do you have a vision to kick start an exciting and rewarding career, with amazing progression opportunities? Or, are you looking for the ultimate career change?
Can you see yourself joining the biggest and most established retail optical franchise in the UK, as an Optical Assistant Apprentice?
You’ll not only spend 18 months in a full-time paid job, but also learn your trade via a Level 3 Apprenticeship enabling you to earn whilst you learn. You will also be surrounded by supportive, passionate and highly experienced colleagues who'll support you every step of the way.
Don’t have any prior Optical or work experience? Don’t worry our Optical Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship will provide you with both, as well as a full-time job, a wage and paid holidays!
Rogers Optical Ltd based in Portishead, are part of a market leading brand and trade under one of the most reliable and respected companies in the industry, Boots Opticians. The Boots brand has been around since the mid-1800s and has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to succeeding in the optical industry. The Practice are in search of an Optical Assistant Apprentice to join them on a full-time basis.
Your duties in this role will be varied and will typically include:
- Welcoming customers into store and being their first point of contact
- Booking in eye tests for patients
- Pre-screening patients
- Providing style advice and support, in line with customer requirements
- Measuring frames
- Taking phone calls
- General office administration duties and responsibilities
Your daily work-based training will sit alongside structured online learning via Training 2000, and at the end of the 18 months as an Apprentice, you'll be a fully-fledged Level 3 Optical Technician!
The training you will be getting
- Level 3 Optical Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
- 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
- Prevent - safeguarding individuals from being drawn into terrorism
- Digital skills - keeping up with technology and effective use
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
A career within Optics and an Apprenticeship with Training 2000 is not only rewarding and exciting, but well paid, with excellent progression opportunities if that is what you are looking for. After completing your Level 3 Optical Assistant Apprentice with Training 2000, you could progress to Degree level via the University of Central Lancashire (whom Training 2000 are part of) and become a qualified Dispensing Optician. Following on from this you could even complete a Level 7 Master’s Degree to qualify as an Optometrist, earning up to £50,000 per year!
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 4 Above) Essential
About the employer
TRAINING 2000 LIMITED
Adjustments for experience
You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:
- qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
- industry or sector experience
Optical assistant 2022
Level 3 (A level)
If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.
You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications
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