This is an Apprenticeship Vacancy.  The successful candidate will be employed by the company outlined below and undertake the relevant Apprenticeship Programme with ACT Training.  Please refer to the Course Outline at the bottom of this page for an overview of the Apprenticeship Programme.

Company Name:  Specsavers

Location:  Newport

Job Title:  Apprentice Optical Assistant

Apprenticeship Programme:  Retail Level 2

Hours of Work: 38 hours per week

Days and Times of Work:  To be confirmed (within trading hours of 8:30am - 7:00pm Monday to Saturday or 10:00am - 5:00pm Sunday)

Salary:  National Minimum Wage for Apprentices (£3.90 per hour)

Contract Duration:  12 months

Company Overview:  Specsavers Opticians is the number one eyecare provider in the optical market, with over 1,000 stores worldwide.  At Specsavers Newport, we are proud to be part of that success. We are a Platinum Employer who supports the learning and development of all our staff. We support this learning through external courses in our Regional Training Centre, along with on-line courses and weekly staff training in-store. There is also one-to-one training and coaching available to suit each individual. We have many staff who started with us as part-time Optical Assistants and have gone on to become Dispensing Opticians, Contact Lens Opticians and Managers. This is something we are very proud of.

Our store team are extremely focused on ensuring all our customers receive the best customer service possible and have won multiple awards as testament to this.

We are a diverse and inclusive team that embraces our differences.

Key Duties:  

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

Essential/Desirable Requirements:  

  • Grade C or above in GCSE Mathematics and English.
Application Instructions

To be considered for this position, please click on the link below and apply via the Careers Wales website: -

Closing Date for Applications:  Friday 5th July 2019

Please note that applications received within two weeks of the closing date may still be considered, subject to the vacancy being filled.

Interview Date:  Thursday 18th July 2019

If you would like to speak to someone about this vacancy, please contact Hayley Roberts on 02920 464727 or

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