Apprentice Optical Assistant Gordan Thomas Opticians

A Level 3 Apprentice Optical Assistant is required. A friendly, helpful attitude is essential to make patients feel welcome to the practice. Duties include: Instructing patients on contact lens insertion, removal, care and hygiene, as directed by the optometrist, and making appointments by telephone and in person.

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

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Closing date: 04 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary to be between £15,600 to £19,500- depending on experience.

  • Working week

    Days and shifts to be discussed at interview

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

About the employer

Established in 1947, Gordon Thomas Opticians is built on a robust framework of professional expertise, an unwavering dedication to personalised service, and an enduring commitment to delivering top-notch eye care. Over the span of more than seven decades, our guiding philosophy has remained straightforward and resolute: to offer the utmost in eye care excellence to all those who step through our doors, ensuring their vision and eye health are in the best hands possible.


Gordan Thomas Opticians


1291 High Road


N20 9HS

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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


Sham Singh


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: 04 Aug 2024