Optical assistant apprenticeship
What is an optical assistant apprenticeship?
An optical assistant apprenticeship at Specsavers takes 15-18 months to complete, during which you’ll work for an exciting and innovative company, earning as you learn and gaining valuable work experience. You’ll follow a comprehensive structured training programme from both the in-store or home visits team and the Specsavers Apprenticeship team, that could put you on the path to a career in optometry. (If that’s where you see yourself!)
What’s on offer and what will I gain?
Day in the life of an optical assistant apprentice
“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 Apprentice, Bromsgrove Specsavers
Our optical assistant apprenticeship
Your apprenticeship will lead to a nationally recognised qualification. At the end of the apprenticeship, you’ll be a fully-fledged Level 3 optical Assistant, to the national standard outlined here by the Institute for Apprenticeships.
Many of our optical assistants progress to other roles, pursuing further optical qualifications or specialising in retail. You can look at some of our other roles here. After this, with Specsavers’ support and experience, you may even be running your own store in years to come.
How do I sign up?
Learn more about Specsavers apprenticeships
What you'll gain from a Specsavers Apprenticeship
The role of our Apprentices Coach
Allissa on the qualities that make a Specsavers apprentice
Becca tells us about the support apprentices get in store