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Trainee Dispensing Optician

As a trainee dispensing optician, you can make a difference to our customers from day one. You'll gain excellent hands on experience and enjoy fantastic support as you progress in your career. With our new digital precision eyecare tool, we are doing everything we can to ensure our dispensing teams have cutting edge technology to support their roles.

Key information

As a trainee dispensing optician, you can make a difference to our customers from the day you start. So even while we support you through your university studies, you’ll be a valued member of the hearcare team. 

Personal experience

Doing your day job whilst completing a professional qualification can be quite a challenge. Fortunately, many of our Joint Venture Partners have followed a similar path, so they understand the pressures and do whatever they can to support you along the way.

Fantastic environment

Every one of our Joint Venture Partners is focused on providing the best clinical environment possible for you to develop your skills and excel in your new role.

Practical support

As well as sponsorship through your studies, you’ll be given time off for residential courses and a dedicated colleague you can call for advice and support. You’ll also get to attend a programme specifically for trainee dispensing opticians at our annual Professional Advancement Conference.

Wide-ranging prospects

Whether you wish to continue developing your skills on the dispensing side, branch out into a management or central support role, or even think about becoming a Joint Venture Partner yourself, the opportunities are here for you at Specsavers.

Career progression


  • 1

    Specsavers induction

    2

    Specsavers Certified Optical Dispenser (Cert 4)


  • 3

    Trainee Dispensing Optician

    4

    Dispensing Optician


  • 5

    Dispensing Optician Retail Manager

    6

    Contact Lens Optician


  • 7

    Retail Store Manager

    8

    Pathway - our partner development programme


  • 9

    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. Simply call Specsavers Recruitment on 01566 771888

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2. Apply online for the position

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Step

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If you applied through the website, you will get an initial telephone call from Specsavers Recruitment (if you called direct, then skip to step 3)

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If you're shortlisted the next stage is an interview based at a store (or a field based interview for domiciliary roles

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

Training and development

Personal experience

Doing your day job whilst completing a professional qualification can be quite a challenge. Fortunately, many of our Joint Venture Partners have followed a similar path, so they understand the pressures and do whatever they can to support you along the way.

Fantastic environment

Every one of our Joint Venture Partners is focused on providing the best clinical environment possible for you to develop your skills and excel in your new role.

Practical support

As well as sponsorship through your studies, you’ll be given time off for residential courses and a dedicated colleague you can call for advice and support. You’ll also get to attend a programme specifically for trainee dispensing opticians at our annual Professional Advancement Conference.

Wide-ranging prospects

Whether you wish to continue developing your skills on the dispensing side, branch out into a management or central support role, or even think about becoming a Joint Venture Partner yourself, the opportunities are here for you at Specsavers.

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