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Retail Optical Apprenticeship - WillowBrook Centre


We’ve got the vision if you’ve got the drive!

Become a qualified Retail Optical Assistant in just 12 months – and get paid while you’re at it.

At Specsavers, we’re always looking to the future. Which is where people like you come in. Our apprenticeship scheme gives you the chance to really set yourself up for a great career in a fantastic company, and earn a full-time wage at the same time.

We say company, but when you join us you’ll actually become part of a family. You’ll not only spend 12 months in a paid job, but also learn your trade while surrounded by our friendly, passionate and highly experienced team who’ll support you every step of the way.

  • Earn a salary (c.£160.00 per week) whilst learning new skills
    • Structured career opportunities for the future
    • Get experience of full time work…and enjoy paid holidays!
    • Work for a friendly employer who values you
    • Receive comprehensive and structured training
    • Bag yourself a great qualification
    • Learn transferable as well as job-specific skills

And that’s just the start. With a highly respected and award-winning business behind you – one that invests in its people – there’s nothing to stop you getting on here. Who knows, you might even end up running your own store in years to come…

Day-to-day, you’ll help us out by giving customers top-notch advice (as well as a warm welcome to the store), booking in eye tests, pre-screening patients and measuring frames. You’ll also make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible by keeping an eye out for any little problems that crop up.

Your on-the-job training will sit alongside structured learning that will lead to a nationally recognised qualification, and at the end of your year as an apprentice, you’ll be a fully-fledged Level 2 Retail Optical Assistant. But we’re just as happy to learn from you too, so a head full of ideas will come in handy and could make a real difference to how we do things right across the business.

Chances are you’ve never set foot inside a Specsavers store unless, of course, you’ve ever needed to call on our excellent service yourself. But we’ve been on the high street for nearly 30 years, and we’re the UK’s Most Trusted Optician with one in three people who wear glasses choosing our frames. And even though we have over 2,000 stores around the world and 20,000+ employees, we’re still a family-run business, which makes one of our stores a fab place to learn as you earn!

First up, you’ll need a grade A-D GCSEs in English and Maths (or equivalent/predicted result), but no qualification Level 4 (higher than A-levels) or above.

It’s essential you haven’t worked in the Optical Retail Sector before, this a new adventure, but you will need the organisation, commitment, motivation and enthusiasm to deliver the great customer service our Specsavers visitors love.

So, ready to grab your future with both hands? Then kick start your career with the Specsavers Apprenticeship program, get more information and apply today at

Before applying, please check that you are able to travel to the store location on a daily basis and if you have any questions please speak to a member of the Recruitment Administration & Support Service Team on 01566 771888.

This vacancy will close once we have filled all available assessment places. We therefore highly recommend early applications.


Tesco Travel Money

Part Time (Permanent Contract) Travel Money Advisor Tesco Travel Money – Bradley Stoke Bristol 16 hours per week Salary - £8.02 per hour

Tesco Travel Money is recruiting for a Travel Money Advisor with responsibility for buying and selling foreign currency to customers within the store.

Having a passion for listening and interacting with our customers is just one of the many attributes we look for. You’ll also need to build relationships, while delivering the best customer service and offering expert advice on their travel money. As well as your obvious numeracy skills, you’ll use your drive, determination and resourcefulness to promote our products, working to achieve and exceed your targets.

The role requires flexibility as you’ll be working in shifts. These operate on a rotation basis and will include weekends. We’re looking for people who can take on additional hours if colleagues are on leave.

There are various shifts throughout the day. The earliest start time is 08:30 Monday – Friday, latest finish time 20:00. Between 08:30 – 18:00 on Saturday, and between 10:00 – 16:00 on Sunday.

Travelex benefits include: Incentive scheme, 22 days holiday (pro-rata), contributory pension scheme, flexible benefits and preferential foreign currency exchange rates. So what do you need? Ideally you’ll have a retail, sales or customer service background. Experience working with foreign currencies is not essential, as full training will be provided. You’ll also have to pass a numeracy test, be able to provide a 5 year checkable history, plus pass credit and criminal record checks. This varied role will draw on your selling, customer service, communication, attention to detail, administration and numeracy skills.

Please hand CV in to bureau and apply online at