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Traineeship Optical Assistant

We are currently looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about providing great customer service and would like to pursue a career in optics. A Traineeship is a government funded programme and is unpaid. Preparing for your future career, helping you to get ready for the world of work and improve your chances of getting an Apprenticeship.

This Traineeship work experience is part of an education and training programme that is focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for. At its core is the Work Preparation training, English and maths for those who need it, and a high-quality work experience placement.

Traineeships help unlock your great potential and give you the work preparation training, maths, English, Digital Skills and work experience needed to get an Apprenticeship or other job.

Are you eligible?  

Are you currently not in a job? Do you have little or no work experience?

Are you aged 16 to 24 and qualified below Level 4?

Your day to day activities will be variable and may include:

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

Training to be provided

This Traineeship opportunity includes work preparation training, Functional Skills maths and English support for those who require it and a high-quality work experience placement delivering learning to the specific job role.

  • Customer service how to welcome into store, taking phone calls
  • Booking in eye tests where and how to book
  • Pre-screening patients setting up and testing
  • Providing style advice and how to measure for frames

Future prospects

This Traineeship will give you solid work experience and help build your CV to apply for future Apprenticeships.

After successful completion of the Traineeship course, you will receive an exit interview, a certificate of completion and reference, as a minimum, to support future job applications. There may be opportunities for interview and progression into an Apprenticeship or Employment with training or Further Education.

Desired skills

Able to chat and get on with others

  • Customer service 
  • Friendly
  • Approachable
  • Good Listener

Personal qualities

  • Honest
  • Hard working
  • Able to work alone or in a team
  • Reliable

Desired qualifications

None specified. This message will not appear on the vacancy when it goes live

Things to consider

A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last up to 6 months.
You can apply if you’re:

  • Eligible to work in England
  • Unemployed and have little or no work experience
  • Aged 16 to 24 and qualified below Level 4

You’ll get:

  • A work experience placement
  • Help with English and maths (if you need it)

This is an 8-week opportunity and you need to be committed to work 5 days a week.

You won’t be paid, but you may be given expenses for things like travel and meals.


Traineeship Optical Assistant

Farnham, UK
Apprenticeships, Traineeships
GCSE/GNVQ/O levels

Published on 30 Apr 2021

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