Apprentice Optical Assistant B BRAYSHER OPTOMETRISTS

B Braysher Optometrists are offering the chance for a candidate to take part in an Optical Assistant Apprenticeship. A Level 3 Apprentice Optical Assistant is required, A friendly, helpful attitude is essential to make patients feel welcome to the practice.

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

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Closing date: 25 May 2025

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £14,625.00

    £7.50 - £8.50 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9am to 5pm. Wednesday and Saturday: 9am to 12:30pm. (Breaks to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 May 2025

  • Date posted

    01 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000248255

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Making appointments by telephone and in person.
  • Preparing and maintaining computer records.
  • Diary management.
  • Advising patients on frame and lens choice.
  • Taking payments and operating the till.
  • Advising patients when spectacles are ready.
  • Carrying out spectacle collections and adjustments.
  • Answering patient queries.
  • Ordering and checking orders.
  • Stock control and merchandising.
  • Maintaining patient records on computer database.
  • Preparing and submitting accurate NHS eGos claims.
  • Filing patient record cards.
  • Opening post.
  • Checking invoices against delivery notes and preparing for payment.
  • Pricing frames for display.
  • Daily reconciliation of the till.
  • Preparing weekly banking.
  • Carrying out supplementary patient tests e.g.non-contact tonometry, digital retinal photography and visual field screening.
  • Vacuuming floor, emptying bins and wiping surfaces as necessary.
  • Maintaining the practice website and overseeing social media accounts.

The training you will be getting

  • Optical Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Delivery method and location of training to be confirmed.
  • Long-term career and promotion prospects.
  • EPA (End-Point Assessment).

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential additional training/qualification at Level 4.
  • Possible full-time employment.

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4 or above) Desired

About the employer

Our practice dates back to the 1950s before the Precinct was built. We are a friendly, professional team and we look forward to welcoming you to the practice.

Employer

B BRAYSHER OPTOMETRISTS

Address

23 LOWER PRECINCT

BLAYDON

TYNE AND WEAR

NE21 5BT

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Training

Training provider

WOODSPEEN 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

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: 25 May 2025