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Optical Apprenticeship

Our apprenticeship programmes provide a great introduction to the world of work and offer a strong alternative to college or university, where you can carry on learning and start earning. 

Key Information

You will work towards nationally recognised qualifications and genuinely build a career that will provide you with a range of future opportunities.

 

     

 

Plenty of variety

Whichever store you work at within Specsavers, no two days are ever the same – our stores are busy vibrant environments.

A common goal

All of our optical apprentices focus on 'being there' for our customers, which literally means helping people improve their quality of life.

The perfect fit

If you love the buzz of the shop floor, like improving the quality of peoples lives and want to work with experienced and enthusiastic colleagues, then this is the role for you.

Making a difference

Whichever store you work in, you can be assured that you will be part of a team that delivers the right glasses, contact lenses or hearing aids, which can have a dramatic impact on people’s lives.

Career progression


  • 1

    Specsavers Induction

    2

    Retail Optical Apprentice


  • 3

    Optical Assistant 1,2,3

    4

    Supervisor


  • 5

    Assistant Manager

    6

    Retail Store Manager


  • 7

    Pathway - our partner development programme

    8

    Joint Venture Partner

We’re committed to giving everyone at Specsavers all the learning and development opportunities they need to achieve their full potential. Everyone is different, which is why we'll draw up a personal development plan for you which aligns with your own talents and ambitions. Scroll through the roles above to see where your career could be headed.

Application process

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1

Your first step is simply to apply online for the store position you want

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Step

2

Applicants go through initial pre-screen, which could include an online assessment exercise

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Step

3

If you're shortlisted, you'll be invited to a store-based interview (or a field based interview for domiciliary roles)

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4

If you're successful at interview, we could make you an offer or ask you to do a trial session to see how well you'd fit in

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5

At this point we'll make our final decisions and begin to offer roles to the people who really stood out

Training & development

Professional qualifications

You will work towards nationally recognised qualifications and genuinely build a career that will provide you with a range of future opportunities.

Tailored to you

From the day you start, your personal development will be just that – personal - enabling you to develop the skills that are best suited to your chosen career path

Latest vacancies

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  • Retail Optical Apprenticeship - DUDLEY

    Retail Optical Apprenticeship - DUDLEYWe ve got the vision if you ve got the drive!Become a qualified Retail Optical Assistant in just 12 months and get paid while you re at it.

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  • Retail Optical Apprenticeship - FAREHAM

    Retail Optical Apprenticeship - FAREHAMWe ve got the vision if you ve got the drive!Become a qualified Retail Optical Assistant in just 12 months and get paid while you re at it.

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