Optical Assistant Apprenticeship - Yeovil 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 as part of a forward-thinking business, all whilst earning a full-time wage. 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: 10 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Up to 20 yrs - £8.62 per hour / £16,815.00 per year. 21 yrs and above - £11.47 per hour / £22,368.00 per year.

  • Working week

    Full-time to include weekend working. Days and times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • 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
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths (if required)
  • End Point Assessment
  • Full Time 5 out of 7 days 
  • Daily on the job training in store - no college to attend
  • Training provider - Specsavers Optical Superstores Limited

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • At the end of your apprenticeship, you'll be a fully-fledged 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, Friendly


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-3 (A*-D)) 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. As this is an entry level position, you must not hold any qualifications at or above this level of apprenticeship within this sector.

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 run business, continuing to go from strength to strength and proud of it.




50-52 Middle Street


BA20 1LX

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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

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: 10 Jul 2024