Dispensing Assistant

Working alongside our clinical and retail teams, dispensing assistants are an integral part of our busy stores. Join us here and you’ll help make sure that every customer leaves the store happy with their choice. Our revolutionary new digital precision eyecare will help you to do your job to the best of your ability - and help you give the customer a wow experience.

Key information

In this role, you can make a real difference to our customers’ experience and how they feel about visiting our stores and the glasses they come away with.  You’ll also be perfectly placed to learn about the business and what makes Specsavers tick, which might make you think about where your career in store could take you next.

Putting customers first

We don’t always look for extensive dispensing experience: clinical skills are something you can develop further. What’s more important is that you care about the customer journey and getting that right.

Creating a buzz

Our stores are vibrant and busy retail environments, and anyone with a passion for outstanding customer service who enjoys a team environment would fit right in.

Every day is different

No two days are ever the same. One minute you could be helping a customer choose their perfect frames, and the next spending time with a customer with very specific needs around what suits their lifestyle.

The face of Specsavers

Much of your time in this role will be spent dealing directly with customers. As such, you’ll have a big role to play in creating the perfect atmosphere in store.

Career progression

  • 1

    Specsavers induction


    Specsavers Certified Optical Dispenser (Cert 4)

  • 3

    Trainee Dispensing Optician


    Dispensing Optician

  • 5

    Dispensing Optician Retail Manager


    Contact Lens Optician

  • 7

    Retail Store Manager


    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


2. Apply online for the position

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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

Continous learning

Throughout your time at Specsavers, we’ll give you all the training and personal development support you need to excel in your current role and prepare for the next steps on your chosen career path.

Professional qualifications

If you want to develop your knowledge of dispensing further, we offer plenty of in-house on-the job training as well as sponsored further education courses that lead to externally-accredited professional qualifications.

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