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Optical Technician Apprenticeship

The Supply Chain Optical Technician Apprenticeship is a great alternative to college or university, providing a fantastic support network and dedicated sponsors to guide your career journey in a fast paced, complex, global environment.

Key Information

Choose a Supply Chain Apprenticeship at Specsavers for an opportunity to stretch your potential, achieve nationally recognised qualifications and build a strong foundation to begin your career.

You will join a community of around 2,000 people across 14 locations all working closely together to ensure our customers receive a great quality product at the very best value.

Our teams are responsible for:


• Manufacturing, distribution and glazing of ophthalmic lenses
• Sourcing and distribution of contact lenses
• Design and development of our frame range
• Acquisition of clinical equipment
• Demand planning and forecasting
• Regulation, compliance and quality
• Financial control, reporting and business performance
• Systems development, integration and data stewardship 



'A Supply Chain Apprenticeship presents a fantastic opportunity to enter a fast paced, diverse part of our business. It’s a great way for Specsavers to develop skills and experience to support future growth and develop our talent pipeline.'

Mel Roberts, Director of Supply Chain Commercial Operations

Plenty of Variety

You begin your journey based within our manufacturing and distribution estate where no two days will be the same. You become part of an energetic team learning through a mix of ways, including e-learning, on the job, and in the classroom. It’s interesting, interactive and engaging.

A Common Goal

Delivering a quality product at the right time and price, is at the heart of Specsavers Supply Chain. Our Optical Technician Apprentices will be immersed into our ‘can do’ culture ensuring we meet the expectations of our customers every time.

The Perfect Fit

If you have a real passion to succeed, with an enthusiastic approach to work, this could be the role for you. The full programme spans 3 years and will involve commitment and hard work to succeed. Ideally suited to those with a keen interest in pursuing opportunities in a technical or mechanical arena. In return you can expect strong support and guidance from us as well as an excellent salary with benefits to match.

Making a Difference

A Specsavers Apprenticeship is full of opportunity – both for you and for us. Our ambition is to develop skills for the future offering real career options to our Apprenticeship community. As you build your knowledge and get to know us, you will bring new ways of thinking and a fresh perspective to the way we do things.


The Supply Chain Optical Technician Apprenticeship will provide you with the skills, knowledge and professional qualifications that will enable you to progress your career with a wide range of opportunities throughout our Supply Chain and wider business.

Tailored to you

Our core value of supporting staff to be the best that they can be, means developing our people is a fundamental part of the Specsavers success story. As a Supply Chain Apprentice, your development will take account of your individual talent and ambitions and the needs of the business.

Application Process

Step 1

Our application process begins with an online application form. You will provide information about your education and previous experience. Don’t forget to include volunteering, significant achievements and areas of responsibility.

Step 2

Your application will be reviewed by an apprenticeship recruitment specialist, who may be in contact with you to confirm the application process and provide you with more information. Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions to find out if this apprenticeship is for you.

Step 3

If your application matches our expectations you will be invited to attend an interview or a selection event, where we will get to see the real you. Prepare as much as you can and try to find out as much as possible about Specsavers. We want to get to know you, so don’t be afraid to speak up, relax and smile!

Step 4

We’ll make our decisions and look forward to notifying our successful applicants and confirming details of getting started.

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