Optical Assistant Apprentice PURI HEALTHCARE LTD

The course is 18 months long with an end point assessments period afterwards. Throughout the course you will be completing modules that focus on screening checks, customer interactions, fitting and adjustment of spectacles, quality and governance, health and safety, materials of frames and lenses, and tools and equipment.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 19 Jun 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

    Monday - Saturday, Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Meeting and greeting Patients
  • Cash handling
  • Building professional relationships with customers
  • Receptionist duties
  • Booking appointments
  • Ordering spectacles and contact lenses
  • Dispensing 

The training you will be getting

  • Optical Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Own in house training
  • This is a full-time role with training delivered remotely to the workplace

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • After gaining the Level 3 Optical Assistant qualification, you can progress and train to be part of Management (manager), study further to become a qualified Dispensing Optician. From there, study to become a Contact Lens Optician or Optometrist

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

If using public transport to commute, please take into consideration the travel distance and time to commute.

About the employer

A fantastic and unique opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to kickstart their Optical career with a fantastic team at a well-established Opticians and gain the Level 3 Optical Assistant Qualification!




75 High Green


WS11 1BN

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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


Karl Ungi


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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Jun 2024