Optical Technician Apprenticeship - Exmouth Specsavers SPECSAVERS OPTICAL SUPERSTORES LIMITED

Our apprenticeship scheme gives people of all ages the chance to boost their existing skillset and start an exciting new career, all whilst earning a full-time wage. We are currently looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about making a career in optics. Your role will include producing and repairing finished, quality-assured spectacles.

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

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £17,160.00

    £8.80 - £11.64 an hour £17,160 - £22,698 a year

  • Working week

    Full-time to include weekend working, exact working days and hours TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    20 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000252147

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Day to day activities include:

  • Producing customer orders from scratch
  • Interpreting optical prescriptions and drawings
  • Correcting faults and re-assembling of glasses
  • Carrying out testing and adjustments
  • Prepare and maintain materials and equipment
  • You’ll also make sure that you are producing the highest quality assured product

Such benefits which you will receive for working with Specsavers are:

  • Earn a salary whilst learning new skills
  • Structured career opportunities for the future
  • Get experience of full-time work and enjoy paid holidays
  • Work for a friendly employer who values you
  • Receive comprehensive and structured training
  • Learn transferable as well as job-specific skills

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 - Spectacle Maker Apprenticeship
  • Functional skills English if required
  • Daily on the job training in store - no college to attend
  • Full-time, 5 out of 7 days
  • Training provider - Specsavers Optical Superstores Limited

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Your on-the-job training will sit alongside structured learning that will lead to a nationally recognised qualification
  • At the end of your 18 months as an apprentice, you’ll be a fully-fledged Optical Technician with potential job opportunities associated with that

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Logical

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

Before applying, please check that you are able to travel to the store location on a daily basis bearing in mind the salary etc.

About the employer

Specsavers is a truly talented organisation and the world's largest privately-owned optical group in the world. We have over 1,845 stores operating in over 10 countries, boasting over 37,000 colleagues worldwide. We are a revolutionary, dynamic, family business, continuing to go from strength to strength and proud of it.

Employer

SPECSAVERS OPTICAL SUPERSTORES LIMITED

Address

8-10 Exeter Road

Exmouth

EX8 1PL

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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

Spectacle technician

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

To find out if there are any apprenticeship vacancies in your area or to find out more information, please search the Specsavers Career Site https://join.specsavers.com/uk/find-a-job/

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

Apply now

Closing date: today