Trainee Optical Dispenser

This is your chance to study for a professional qualification and gain hands-on experience alongside a dispensing mentor in one of our stores.

Key information

As a Trainee Optical Dispenser, you will keep developing your practical skills and customer service experience working in one of our busy stores.

We will support your studies

We want you to become the best you can be. That is why we are more than willing to support and encourage you right through your studies.

Help from the top

Every one of our Joint Venture Partners is focused on providing the best professional environment possible for you to develop your skills and excel in your new role.

All the help you need

Working within the store and completing your professional qualifications can be challenging, but you will have lots of help. You will be sponsored to complete your studies and given time off for course related demands. What’s more, you will also be supported through in-store and support office mentorship.

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.

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