Title:  Optical Assistant Apprentice

Job Family:  Apprenticeships and Future Talent
Category:  Optical Assistant Apprenticeship
Contract Type:  Fixed Term Contract
Full time/part time:  Full Time

Job Role:  Optical Assistant Apprenticeship

Location: Pudsey

Working hours:  Full time to include Weekend working - 40 hours

Weekly Wage:  £6.60 per hour - £13,728 per year


  • Extra day off on your birthday
  • Discounted hearing and eyecare benefits
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Enhanced pay for family leave (Maternity/ Paternity etc)
  • WeCare employee support services

Free parking 


At Specsavers, we’re always looking to the future- which is where people like you come in.


Our Apprenticeship scheme gives people of all ages the chance to boost their existing skillset and kickstart an exciting new career as part of a forward-thinking business, all whilst earning a full-time wage.

We are currently looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about providing great customer service and would like to pursue a career in retail, management or optics. As well as being passionate and motivated in everything you do, ’s important that you’re also a great listener and communicator – as that’s what excellent service is all about. In addition to having great communication skills, you’ll also be a team player and have a real passion for making a difference, both in your development and within the business.


Who is this Apprenticeship for?


  • Individuals with GSCE Maths at Grade 9-4 (A*-C) or above, or an equivalent level qualification
  • Individuals who have lived in the EU for 3 years or more, with the right to work in the UK


What does the role involve?



  • Welcoming customers into store
  • Booking in eye tests
  • Pre-screening patients
  • Providing style advice
  • Measuring frames
  • Taking phone calls



What will you gain?


Your on-the-job training will sit alongside structured learning that will lead to a nationally recognised qualification. At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll be a fully-fledged Level 3 Optical Assistant. Over the course of 15-18 months with us, you’ll:


  • Earn a salary (paid monthly) 
  • Gain valuable work experience in a full-time role
  • Receive comprehensive and structured training, supported by a qualified assessor
  • Deliver high-quality products and services in an innovative retail environment
  • Become part of a team working towards a common goal
  • Be entitled to paid holidays


On top of everything we have to offer our apprentices, we’re just as happy to learn from you too! In this role, a head full of ideas will certainly come in handy and could make a real difference to how we do things right across the business. With us, you’ll always have the opportunity to make a difference. Even though we’re a relatively large company, the entrepreneurial spirit that got us off the ground is still at the heart of everything we do.


Ready to kickstart your career with a company that will support you to be the best you can be? For more detailed information about the Specsavers Apprenticeship programme, please click the link below.



It’s essential that you haven’t previously worked in the Optical Sector. Before applying, please check that you are able to travel to the store location on a daily basis. If you have any questions, please speak to a member of the Recruitment Administration & Support Service Team on 01566 771 888.


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