Lab Tech

Most Specsavers stores have a busy in-store laboratory where a talented team of technicians produce finished spectacles to the highest possible standards.

Key information

Our lab technicians are very much part of the store team. So unlike other organisations where this is a behind-the-scenes role, here it’s an integral part of the overall customer experience. 

Critical to our success

Even with the biggest and best selection of frames available, where would we be without our dedicated teams of lab teams to glaze them for each individual customer?

Quality and quantity

Our in-store labs are always in demand. So there’ll be plenty of work to keep you busy. But the real challenge and satisfaction is making sure each and every job meets our customers’ expectations for quality.

Brilliantly equipped

We - and our Joint Venture Partners - believe in providing our lab teams with the best possible equipment. Because only with the best equipment can they excel in their roles and produce their best work.

Get in touch

To talk to someone in more detail about our lab tech opportunities, contact our in-house recruitment team on 01566 771888 or email

Career progression

  • 1

    Specsavers Induction


    Optical Assistant Apprenticeship

  • 3

    Optical Assistant 1,2,3



  • 5

    Assistant Manager


    Retail Store Manager

  • 7

    Pathway - our partner development programme


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

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

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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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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

Continuous learning

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

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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  • Laboratory Manager - Streatham

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  • Lab Technician- Arklow

     Position – Laboratory TechnicianLocation – Arklow Hours – Full Time to include weekends Specsavers Arklow are now looking for an experienced optical lab technician to join the team on either a full or part time basis...

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