Optical Assistant Apprentice
- Company: Stephens Opticians Ltd Trading as Stephens & Drew Opticians
- Location: Cleethorpes
- Vacancy Ref: 00000936
- Weekly wage: £243.75
- Hours per week: 37.5
- Sector: Optical
This vacancy is for an Apprentice Optical Assistant based in Cleethorpes.
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.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team as an Optical Assistant Apprentice you will be carrying out some day to day duties as well as developing certain skills and expanding your role over a period of time.
The role of an Optical Assistant changes day to day and will develop during the course of your apprenticeship, making it an exciting and interesting position to be involved in!
The duties within this role include:
Greeting customers in a professional and friendly manner as they enter the practice.
Interpreting and understanding a clinically issued prescription, its effects on the eye, and the customer’s vision.
Helping customer’s select spectacle frame(s) that are suitable in terms of comfort, looks good and fits lifestyle requirements.
Be able to explain the features and benefits of particular frames, using non–technical customer friendly language.
Measuring the frames and ensure they are a suitable size for a customer and can accommodate their lenses.
Making adjustments to customers spectacle frames using the correct tools to ensure stability and comfort.
Basic frame repairs.
Have a good knowledge of Ophthalmic lenses, tints and coatings to be able to meet visual / lifestyle requirements .
Ordering prescription glasses and contact lenses in for the customer.
Correct completion of NHS paperwork and written records in–line with company procedures.
Making follow up appointments for customers.
Use a focimetre to find the prescription from spectacles.
Communicate contact lenses suitability, features and benefits.
Carrying out pre–screening tests such as retinal imaging and pressure and visual field testing.
Explaining offers and products to customers.
Taking payments from customers.
Being able to problem solve with basic optical concerns
Understanding business KPI’s and how they affect the practices profitability
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.