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Apprentice Optical Assistant

  • Employer: Rogers Optical Limited T/A Boots Opticians
  • Location: Portishead
  • Vacancy Ref: 00000745
  • Weekly wage: £198.00
  • Hours per week: 37.5
  • Sector: Optical

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Optical Assistant based in Portishead.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience within an Optical company supporting day to day tasks whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

Do you have a vision to kick start an exciting and rewarding career, with amazing progression opportunities? Or, are you looking for the ultimate career change?
Can you see yourself joining the biggest and most established retail optical franchise in the UK, as an Optical Assistant Apprentice?

You’ll not only spend 18 months in a full–time paid job, but also learn your trade via a Level 3 Apprenticeship ? enabling you to earn whilst you learn. You will also be surrounded by supportive, passionate and highly experienced colleagues who’ll support you every step of the way.

Don’t have any prior Optical or work experience? Don’t worry our Optical Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship will provide you with both, as well as a full–time job, a wage and paid holidays!

Rogers Optical Ltd based in Portishead, are part of a market leading brand and trade under one of the most reliable and respected companies in the industry, Boots Opticians. The Boots brand has been around since the mid–1800s and has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to succeeding in the optical industry. The Practice are in search of an Optical Assistant Apprentice to join them on a full–time basis.

Your duties in this role will be varied and will typically include:

  • Welcoming customers into store and being their first point of contact
  • Booking in eye tests for patients
  • Pre–screening patients
  • Providing style advice and support, in line with customer requirements
  • Measuring frames
  • Taking phone calls
  • General office administration duties and responsibilities
    Your daily work–based training will sit alongside structured online learning via Training 2000, and at the end of the 18 months as an Apprentice, you’ll be a fully–fledged Level 3 Optical Technician!

A career within Optics and an Apprenticeship with Training 2000 is not only rewarding and exciting, but well paid, with excellent progression opportunities if that is what you are looking for. After completing your Level 3 Optical Assistant Apprentice with Training 2000, you could progress to Degree level via the University of Central Lancashire (whom Training 2000 are part of) and become a qualified Dispensing Optician. Following on from this you could even complete a Level 7 Master’s Degree to qualify as an Optometrist.

Training to be provided

  • Level 3 Optical Assistant Apprenticeship.
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Functional skills Maths and Literacy, can be obtained on the course (if required).
  • Enhancement / challenge – how to develop ourselves.
  • Equality and diversity – treating others equally, respect / accept others from different backgrounds.
  • British values – democracy, rule of law, respect and tolerance, individual liberty.
  • Prevent – safeguarding individuals from being drawn into terrorism.
  • Digital skills – keeping up with technology and effective use.
Interested? Apply now