Job Role:  Optical Technician Apprenticeship

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria

Working hours:  Full time – 40 hours (to include Weekend working)

Weekly:  £220.00


We’ve got the vision if you’ve got the drive!


Become a qualified Optical Technician in just 15-18 months – and get paid while you’re at it.

At Specsavers, we’re always looking to the future. Which is where people like you come in. Our apprenticeship scheme gives you the chance to really set yourself up for a great career in a fantastic company, and earn a full-time wage at the same time.


You’ll not only spend 15-18 months in a paid job, but also learn your trade while surrounded by our friendly, passionate and highly experienced team who’ll support you every step of the way.
– Earn a salary – whilst learning new skills
– Structured career opportunities for the future
– Get experience of full time work…and enjoy paid holidays!
– Work for a friendly employer who values you
– Receive comprehensive and structured training
– Learn transferable as well as job-specific skills


Day-to-day, you’ll help us out by producing customer orders from scratch, interpreting optical prescriptions and drawings, correcting faults and re-assembling of glasses, carrying out testing and adjustments, prepare and maintain materials and equipment. You’ll also make sure that you are producing the highest quality assured product.


Your on-the-job training will sit alongside structured learning and at the end of the 15-18 months as an apprentice, you’ll be a fully-fledged Level 3 Optical Technician.
You’ll need a grade A-C GCSEs in Maths (or equivalent/predicted result).


It’s not essential to have worked in the Optical sector, this a new adventure, but you will need the organisation, commitment, motivation and enthusiasm to deliver the great product our Specsavers visitors love. Who knows, you might even end up running your own store in years to come…

This vacancy will close once we have filled all available assessment places. We therefore highly recommend early applications.



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