Apprentice Optical Assistant Boots Opticians

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.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 26 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Working week will be discussed in the interview

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

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

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Enghlish (Grade 4 Above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 4 Above) Essential

About the employer

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.


Boots Opticians


Portishead Eyecare Limited

41 High Street


BS20 6AA

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider


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:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Lauren Reddaway


Apprenticeship standard

Optical assistant 2022

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

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

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.