Optical Assistant Apprenticeship SPECSAVERS OPTICAL SUPERSTORES LIMITED

Our apprenticeship gives people of all ages a chance to start an exciting career while earning a full-time wage. Duties include booking customers in for eye tests, pre-screening, recommending suitable frames. We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about providing great customer service and would like to pursue a career in optics.

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Closing date: 23 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40

    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

    Full-time to include weekend working. Days and times to be confirmed. Total hours per week: 40.0

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000225873

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • By giving customers top-notch advice (as well as a warm welcome to the store)
  • Booking in eye tests
  • Pre-screening patients and measuring frames
  • You'll also make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible by looking out for any little problems that crop-up

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Optical Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Full-time 5 out of 7 days - including weekend working
  • Daily on-the-job training in store - no college to attend
  • 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 to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once you have completed the apprenticeship, you'll be a fully qualified Level 3 Optical Assistant with a massive range of career options ahead of you

For those applicants who are considered "not Apprenticeship ready" a Pre-Apprenticeship programme may be offerred in the same store. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

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

About the employer

Specsavers have been a family business for over 35 years, working together with our store partners to provide the best value optometry, audiology and other healthcare service for our customers. You’ll find us in the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Australia and New Zealand, employing over 38,000 people who work across our 2,293 stores, as well as in our support offices and throughout the supply chain.

Employer

SPECSAVERS OPTICAL SUPERSTORES LIMITED

Address

28-29 Market Place West

Ripon

HG4 1BN

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Training

Training provider

JUNIPER TRAINING 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:

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

Contact

Dawn Greenwood

dawn.greenwood@junipertraining.co.uk

07852226349

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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