Optical Assistant Apprenticeship - Chard Specsavers 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.

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

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Closing date: 09 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,652.43

    Starting salary between £7.60 - £11.64 depending on age

  • Working week

    Days and times to be confirmed and will include weekends.

    Total hours per week: 39.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    09 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000249922

  • 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
  • Functional skills if required in English

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

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Essential

Things to consider

Before applying, please bear in mind the salary and check that you are able to travel to the store location 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

2 Fore Street

Chard

TA20 1PH

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Training

Training provider

SPECSAVERS OPTICAL SUPERSTORES 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: 09 Jun 2024