Optical Dispenser

You will be part of a team that works together to provide customers with amazing service.

Key information

You will guide customers in choosing and fitting frames, and dispense for a range of different lenses including multifocals and high index lenses.

Stay in contact

In addition, you’ll help new contact lens wearers learn how to use their lenses and teach them some basic contact lens techniques.

You’ll be valued

Our Optometrists will rely on your knowledge and customer guidance. In fact, they’ll see your service as an extension of the clinical advice they provide in the testing room.

What’s the store like?

It’s a busy customer-focused environment that’s all about answering questions and providing great service. There is a wide range of products and the latest equipment including virtual dispensing technology.

Room for your ideas

As a critical part of the store team, you will often be able to contribute to the professional direction of the business with input and ideas. You could be working right alongside a Joint Venture Partner.

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

Constant learning

We will give you up-to-date online learning programs to cover all competencies for all practitioner groups. We also publish an in-house global journal, which features regular CET articles, news and updates.

More development

There is an in-store peer discussion program covering a wide range of clinical and commercial topics as well as dedicated in-house training. All of this will help you develop your clinical and leadership skills.

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