Optical Assistant

You will be an integral part of a busy store environment and very important to our customer service journey. Our Optical Assistant pride themselves on their product knowledge and customer service.

Key information

Optical Assistants are a key part to the store team. Whether you are meeting and greeting customers, providing advice on our products or placing specialised orders. You will provide expert advice to our customers on our range of fashionable frames and guide those who are trying contact lenses for the first time.

Every customer is different

As an Optical Assistant you will see number of customers throughout the day with differing needs and wants. You will need to be able to work in a team environment and provide solutions and guidance on our products and services. To support you in meeting our customer needs, you will have continuous support from our Joint Venture Partners.

It is all about the customer

While some clinical experience would be handy, we can teach you everything you need to know. The most important thing we look for are people that are passionate about delivering high levels of customer service and building long term relationships. In return, we offer a supportive and fun working environment and ongoing training and development.

Career progression

  • 1

    Optical Assistant Level 1: Foundation


    Optical Assistant Level 2: Intermediate

  • 3

    Optical Assistant Level 3: Advanced



  • 5

    Retail Manager


    Pathway (Specsavers development program)

  • 7

    Joint Venture Partner

We are committed to giving everyone at Specsavers all the learning and development opportunities they need to achieve their full potential. Everyone is different, which is why we will draw up a personal development plan for you which aligns with your own talents and ambitions. Scroll through the roles above to see where your career could be headed.

Application process

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Your first step is simply to apply for the Store position you want

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After an initial pre-screen, those that are shortlisted will have a telephone interview

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If you’re shortlisted by the store, you’ll be invited to a  group interview or a store-based interview which could  also include a psychometric questionnaire

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If you’re successful at interview stage, a reference check will be conducted.

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An employment contract will be sent out to you via post.

Training and development

Always learning

As a multi- award winning retail organisation for our training and development programs. Getting the most out of our employee is top priority. You and your colleagues will be encouraged to develop and learn throughout your time at Specsavers. We offer a number of training courses specialising in areas such as optics and customer service.

Ready to move up

With extensive training and personal development support, you’ll have all the skills and information you need to excel in your role and take the next step in your career. In addition to our training and development programs for Optical Assistants, if you are ready to move up we also offer further training in areas such as Dispensing and Management.

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