Spectacle maker apprenticeship
What is a spectacle maker apprenticeship?
At Specsavers, we want to give great people a headstart in the working world. Our spectacle maker apprenticeships, otherwise known as lab technicians, will teach you to produce customer orders, from making and repairing glasses to interpreting optical prescriptions and drawings, whilst using the most up-to-date technology. If you’re looking for a hands-on role in a busy store lab, read on.
A spectacle maker apprenticeship at Specsavers is a level 3 programme and lasts 15-18 months. As an apprentice, you’ll earn as you learn whilst working for an exciting, fast-paced and innovative company. With an opportunity to gain valuable experience in optical technology, delivered through in-person training and structured learning from both the in-store and the Specsavers apprenticeship team.
What’s on offer and what will I gain?
Day in the life of a spectacle maker apprentice
“From my experience, I have been pushed to become the best that I can be, and I have had all the support and help I could possibly need. I came into the apprenticeship with no knowledge of spectacles or even the knowledge that there were labs at Specsavers. Coming from that to becoming an apprentice who can do almost anything in the lab confidently and efficiently has boosted my confidence.”
Spectacle Maker Apprentice, Ramsgate Specsavers
Our spectacle maker apprenticeship
Your on-the-job training will sit alongside structured learning and support from Specsavers where you need it. Your apprenticeship will lead to a nationally recognised qualification. At the end of the 15-18 months, you’ll be a fully-fledged Level 3 Spectacle Maker.
Many of our spectacle makers progress to other roles and gaining further qualifications. You can look at some of our other roles here. With Specsavers’ support and experience, you may even end up running your own store in years to come. (If that’s where you see yourself!)