Apprentice Optical Assistant STANLEY OPTICAL CENTRE LTD

A fantastic and unique opportunity for an individual to become an optical assistant apprentice within an extremely experienced team, at a well - established opticians. You will be supported with a training package that will help you become a fully qualified Level 3 Optical Assistant.

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Closing date: 08 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6 for a 16–18-year-old. If you are 19 years or older your pay will be £7 per hour for the first 12 months, then it will increase to National Minimum Wage [NMW] for your age.

  • Working week

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 4:30pm Wednesday 9am to 12pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Obtaining patients medical history
  • 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 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

The training you will be getting

  • Optical Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Long term career and promotion prospects 
  • How training will be delivered is to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Additional training/qualifications, upon completion of apprenticeship

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

About the employer

A fantastic and unique opportunity has arisen in Stanley for the right candidate to kickstart their optical career with a fantastic team at a well-established opticians and gain the new Level 3 Optical Assistant qualification.







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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

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

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