Apprentice Optical Assistant Specsavers

A Level 3 Apprentice Optical Assistant is required. We are currently looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about providing great customer service and would like to pursue a career in retail, management or optics. As well as being passionate and motivated in everything you do, it’s important that you have great listening skills.

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

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Closing date: 15 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,480.00

    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

    Days and shifts to be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    16 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000251462

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

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

The training you will be getting

  • Optical Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • Long term career and promotion prospects
  • EPA (End-Point Assessment)
  • 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 study further to become a qualified Dispensing Optician. From there, you can progress and 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, 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

About the employer

We’ve been a family-run business for 40 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 46,000 people who work across our 2,293 stores, as well as in our support offices and throughout the supply chain.

Employer

Specsavers

Address

unit 4, 27-31 White Hart Street

High Wycombe

HP11 2HL

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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: 15 Jul 2024