Customer Service Apprenticeship - COWLEY SPECSAVERS - Intermediate (Level 2)

Specsavers (Employer)

Specsavers Optical Superstores Limited (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £192.40 to £380.00
40.0 hours per week Days and shifts TBC, will include weekend work.
13 months (duration)
18 July 2022(start date)
Customer service practitioner (apprenticeship standard)
4 July 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Become an apprentice in our store and you’ll have everything you need to truly realise your potential - with experience in a full-time role and the support of a global brand, all whilst earning a real wage.


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. This apprenticeship opportunity will give you the chance to spend 12 months building the skills and confidence that come with training in a paid full-time job, all the time surrounded by a friendly, highly-experienced team who will support you every step of the way. The apprenticeship duration is 13 months to allow time to apply and check your skills, knowledge and behaviour. 

Why choose an apprenticeship:

  • Earn and learn- you’ll get a salary whilst you train
  • Gain new skills both for now and for your future
  • Learn how to deliver customer interactions in a variety of settings, from face-to-face exchanges to online communications
  • Become part of a team working towards a common goal
  • All the perks of a full-time role, such as paid holidays

Day-to-day activities include:

  • Giving customers top-notch advice
  • Giving customers a warm welcome to the store
  • Dealing with orders 
  • Dealing with payment
  • Delivering high quality products and service

Your on-the-job training will sit alongside off the job and structured learning that will lead to you becoming a fully-fledged Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner.

But we’re just as happy to learn from you too, so a mind full of ideas will come in useful and could make a real difference to how we do things right across the business.

Future Prospects

At the end of your apprenticeship, you'll be a fully-fledged Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner with a range of career options ahead of you, including a range of roles in Specsavers call centres, receptionist roles, meet and greet roles.

Reality Check

  • Before applying, please bear in mind the salary and check that you are able to travel to the store location on a daily basis
  • This is an entry level position, you must not have worked in the customer service sector before

Skills Required

  • Good communication skills, able to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Great listening skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Good team working skills

Qualities Required

  • Commitment
  • Enthusiastic and passionate attitude
  • Motivation
  • Willingness to learn
  • Enthusiasm to deliver the great customer service our Specsavers visitors love

Qualifications Required

First up, you’ll need GCSEs at grades A*-D/9-3 (or equivalent/predicted results) in both English Language and maths.

Training Provided

Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Functional skills in English, maths and ICT (if applicable)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Specsavers will be providing the training.

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About the employer

Specsavers is a global retail chain, which offers optician services, along with eyeglasses, contact lenses and hearing aids. In 2012 it had the largest single market share of the major UK opticians.

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