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Key information

  • Location: South East
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Job Family: Apprenticeship Opportunities
  • Job category: Optical Technician Apprenticeship
  • Full or part-time: Full time
  • Apply by: 07/11/2017
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Optical Technician Apprenticeship - NEWBURY

Role summary


We’ve got the vision if you’ve got the drive!

Become a qualified Optical Technician in just 24 months – and get paid while you’re at it.

At Specsavers, we’re always looking to the future. Which is where people like you come in. Our apprenticeship scheme gives you the chance to really set yourself up for a great career in a fantastic company, and earn a full-time wage at the same time.

You’ll not only spend 24 months in a paid job, but also learn your trade while surrounded by our friendly, passionate and highly experienced team who’ll support you every step of the way.

- Earn a salary (£187.50 per week) whilst learning new skills
- Structured career opportunities for the future
- Get experience of full time work...and enjoy paid holidays!
- Work for a friendly employer who values you
- Receive comprehensive and structured training
- Bag yourself a great qualification
- Learn transferable as well as job-specific skills

Day-to-day, you’ll help us out by producing customer orders from scratch, interpreting optical prescriptions and drawings, correcting faults and re-assembling of glasses, carrying out testing and adjustments, prepare and maintain materials and equipment. You’ll also make sure that you are producing the highest quality assured product.

Your on-the-job training will sit alongside structured learning that will lead to a nationally recognised qualification, and at the end of your year as an apprentice, you’ll be a fully-fledged Level 3 Optical Technician.

You’ll need a grade A-C GCSEs in English Language and Maths (or equivalent/predicted result).

It’s not essential to have worked in the Optical sector, this a new adventure, but you will need the organisation, commitment, motivation and enthusiasm to deliver the great product our Specsavers visitors love. Who knows, you might even end up running your own store in years to come...

For more detailed information, please click on the link below

Before applying, please check that you are able to travel to the store location on a daily basis.

This vacancy will close once we have filled all available assessment places. We therefore highly recommend early applications.