Optical Assistant Apprenticeship Bowler and Charsley Opticians

This Optical Assistant Apprenticeship is your opportunity to engage in a rewarding career path, combining hands-on experience with expert-led training in a dynamic optical setting. Characteristics we are looking for include excellent communication skills, a collaborative team spirit, and a dedication to making a significant contribution.

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Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,984.00 to £17,846.40

    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

    Monday to Friday, Weekend availability. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    09 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assisting customers with choosing lenses and frames
  • Helping customers with enquries and questions 
  • Carry out pre screening test
  • Welcoming customers in the store

The training you will be getting

Optical Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Mentorship and teaching from qualified opticians
  • Potential for long-term employment as a certified Optical Assistant
  • Exposure to the challenging and rewarding aspects of the optical industry

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Practical experience in an optical setting, allowing you to work towards the Level 3 Optical assistant qualification
  • Mentorship and teaching from qualified opticians.
  • Potential for long-term employment as a certified Optical Assistant
  • Exposure to the challenging and rewarding aspects of the optical industry

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

We take pride in providing quality work and support apprentices in a variety of ways tailored to their learning styles and needs.


Bowler and Charsley Opticians


36 Corporation Street


NN17 1NJ

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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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