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Optical Assistant Apprentice Level 3

  1. Apprenticeships
  2. Permanent

Abbey Centre

Hours per week:



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Looking for a unique retail apprenticeship opportunity? Join us at Vision Express on an 18-month program where you'll earn a level 3 qualification in Optical Retail while receiving comprehensive training and support.


What to Expect:

This isn't your typical retail apprenticeship. As part of our team, you'll have more responsibility and involvement, playing a vital role in ensuring our customers feel special. With guidance from your store manager and our apprenticeship team, you'll learn the ins and outs of bringing our brand to life, selecting the right products, and delivering personalized experiences.

As an Optical Apprentice, you'll assist customers in finding eyewear that suits their needs, handle frame adjustments, repairs, fittings, and even perform pre-screening eye examinations and administrative tasks.

Why Join Us:

At Vision Express, you'll thrive in a dynamic environment where everyone works together toward shared goals, rooted in our culture and values. We provide ample opportunities for growth and development, supporting your career ambitions every step of the way.

About Us:

We are Vision Express - with over 550 stores across the UK and Ireland, we have something for everyone. Whether you want to work in a busy city centre flagship, a smaller village store or in one of our coastal locations, we're sure we will have the perfect solution for you!

Did you know, we are also part of the EssilorLuxottica family? EssilorLuxottica is the global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of lenses, frames and sunglasses! We are home to the most loved and widely-recognised vision care and eyewear brands in the world. Their priority eyewear brands include Ray-Ban, Oakley, Costa, Vogue Eyewear, Persol and Oliver Peoples, complemented by over 20 prestigious licensed brands.

To qualify for our apprenticeship program, you should:

• Be at least 16 years old
• Not be engaged in full or part-time education
• Have GCSEs (or equivalent) in Maths and English at Grade C/4 or above
• Possess confidence, passion, and enthusiasm
• Demonstrate teamwork and excellent customer service skills
• Be willing to work between 35 and 38.75 hours per week

In addition to a rewarding career path, we offer:

• Free eyewear annually
• Discounts for friends and family
• Employee Assistance Program for confidential support
• Generous annual leave