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Apprenticeships and New Talent
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At Specsavers, we are passionate about developing our people so they can be the best they
can be. Apprenticeships are a great example of our grow your own philosophy, and
our diverse range of apprenticeships even goes up to Master’s degree level. We employ
apprentices in our retail stores, in our support offices and in our manufacturing and
Whether you’re a graduate, student, school leaver or just want to be inspired by the
possibilities ahead of you, we’ll help you develop the right skills and achieve your potential.
We’re on the lookout for future healthcare leaders with innovative, fresh ideas. Start your
career with Specsavers to make a real difference to the lives of our customers, patients and
We really are making a positive difference to the lives of all and we want you to be part of
that future too, so find where you could fit in below.
Customer service apprenticeship
Hearing aid dispenser apprenticeship
Optical assistant apprenticeship
Spectacle maker apprenticeship
Hear what some tips for becoming an apprentice
Hear some advice from an apprentice, Kyle
Hear about the support you’ll receive
of successful apprentices take a role in the store they trained in
of apprentices feel their career prospects have improved
of apprentices who take a role in store progress to clinical qualifications or management
Opportunity to progress
Ofsted stated that our retail apprenticeships are Good Overall as well as in every contributory element too.
The CIPD awarded us Category Winner for Best Apprenticeship Scheme and Overall Winner at the People Management Awards.
The Princess Royal Training Awards recognised the value Specsavers has in apprentices through the support it provides in The Big Apprenticeship Promise.
An apprenticeship at Specsavers is a great way to start or enhance your career
All our apprentices focus on ‘being there’ for our customers, which literally means helping
people improve their quality of life. You’ll be supporting a customer through their entire
optical journey. Our apprenticeships include optical assistants, customer service
practitioners, spectacle makers and hearing aid dispensers.
After completing your apprenticeship, you could progress to professional development (in
optics or audiology) or into management through the team leading apprenticeship.
Hear from one of our former apprentices, Maggie, who is now part of an audiology team.
Hear from one of our Lab Technician apprentices, Anisha, who is studying for her spectacle making advanced apprenticeship.
Hear from former apprentice Karen, who is now a dispensing optician.
Be the best you can be. That's the promise we make to every one of our employees. Check out opportunities to join here.