Trainee Dispensing Optician

  • Location: Farnham
  • Employment Type: Full-time
  • Job Code: TDO18

Posted: Jan 22, 2018

Trainee Dispensing Optician, Leightons Opticians and Hearing Care

Full Time, 5 days (37.5 hours) per week, Monday – Saturday

We have roles for a Trainee Dispensing Optician to work in-branch within the Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Wiltshire or Kent areas.

Love to learn?

Working with Leightons' Dispensing team, you’ll learn from the best. Our dispensing opticians can arm you with all the skills that you need to find the right frame for each face.

PRODUCTS. From world-renowned eyewear brands to independent boutique products and cutting edge lens technology, we know that enjoying your job comes from working with brands you love.

CARE. Clinical excellence is at our heart, so we are always investing in making sure that doesn’t end when someone leaves the consulting room. We strive to ensure that every customer enjoys a fitting experience as professional and precise as the lenses they are measured for.

SUPPORT. Our DOs work with highly trained optical assistants and are supported by a bespoke training academy, CET provision and a dedicated Professional Services team.

OPPORTUNITY. Ready to step up in your career? As a dispensing optician with Leightons, you may also have the opportunity to join the leadership team as a Branch Manager in the future. As a leader in the business, you can help shape the success of the branch, define the customer experience and influence the products you sell.

If you would like more information about this or any of our other roles, call us on 01252 823419 or use the form on this page to apply now.


You will need to have 5 GCSEs of grade C or above in English, Mathematics, Science and two other subjects plus evidence of recent study (within the last five years) OR experience of optical practice for five years or more plus GCSE in Mathematics and English plus evidence of recent study.

Other requirements include:

- Motivated and focused on achieving own goals.

- Confident about working within a team.

- Commercially aware, and happy to offer the customer what they need.

- Flexible approach to working and travel.

- Dedicated to exemplary patient service to ensure patient satisfaction.

- Excellent communication skills, with empathy and patience.

- Desire to do, see and enjoy a job well done.


A competitive salary plus an attractive benefits package including:

- Bonus scheme
- Pension Scheme
- Life cover 2 x salary or 4 x salary if in the pension scheme
- 20 days holidays plus Bank Holidays
- Staff discounts


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