About Specsavers Apprenticeships and FAQs
For parents, teachers and guardians
About Specsavers apprenticeships
Apprenticeship FAQs: for parents, teachers and guardians
At Specsavers, we’re proud of our apprenticeship programme, kickstarting the careers of talented people across the country, and we welcome apprentices of all ages. They’re a great choice for young people at the start of their career looking to earn and learn in a role that makes a difference, as well as those looking for a career change. If you know someone who’d excel in helping our customers both in store, or in their homes, read on and encourage them to apply.
What are the different types of apprenticeships available?
We offer four diverse positions, three of which are delivered by our internal teams and one is delivered by our partnered universities. Click through to each page to read more details about each role.
Optical Assistant Apprenticeship
Customer Service Apprenticeship
Spectacle Maker Apprenticeship
Hearing Aid Dispenser Apprenticeship
Day in the life of a Specsavers apprentice
What’s on offer, and what are the career opportunities?
Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, each apprentice will have a nationally-recognised qualification (see each apprenticeship opportunity for more details). The completion of this apprenticeship will also show their commitment to their learning and although now qualified in a specific role, it also opens the door to many more opportunities within Specsavers.
The training doesn’t stop there. Developing our people is something that happens ongoing. Check out our routes into audiology and optometry and you’ll see that an apprenticeship could be the first step toward working as a dispensing optician or a hearing aid dispenser. If leadership interests them, there is an opportunity to go down the management and in-store trainer route, or even becoming a partner, where they can share ownership of a local Specsavers business. So whatever the path, they will be supported to get there.
I’ve always been interested in a career in the optical industry. The role has opened many doors for me, and I aspire to become a qualified dispensing optician in a few years’ time.
Optical Assistant, Bromsgrove
The application process
Learn more about Specsavers apprenticeships
Hear Allissa provide some advice on securing an apprentice role
Dena talks about why an apprenticeship could be right for you
The role of our Apprentices Coach