Optical Technician

  • Apprenticeships
  • Lowestoft
  • Specsavers
  • £15,000.00 Annual Wage

Our apprenticeship gives people of all ages the chance to boost their existing skills and start an exciting new career, all whilst earning a wage.

The role involves producing customer orders from scratch and interpreting optical prescriptions and drawings. We are looking for people who are enthusiastic about making a career in optics.

What you will do in your working day

Day-to-day activities include:

  • 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 product


The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 – Spectacle Maker Apprenticeship qualification
  • Functional Skills in English if required
  • Daily on-the-job training in a store – no college to attend
  • Full-time 5 out of 7 days
  • Training provider – Specsavers Optical Superstores Limited
  • Your on-the-job training will sit alongside structured learning that will lead to a nationally recognised qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • At the end of your 15-18 months as an apprentice, you’ll be a fully-fledged Optical Technician, and may move into a full career within the field.

Benefits & Requirements

  • Desired skills and personal qualities

    Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Logical

  • Qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Essential


Such benefits which you will receive for working with Specsavers are:

  • 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
  • Learning is transferable as well as job-specific skills

To apply head over to the company site or alternatively head over to indeed where you will also find more information about this role.

Don’t forget if you would like support with making your application to this, or any other role, one of our career coaches is on hand to give you the help you need.

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