Trainee Dispensing Optician

Tunbridge Wells
competitive + benefits
01 Jun 2021
16 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Trainee Dispensing Optician

Leightons Opticians and Hearing Care are proud to be supporting motivated individuals with the opportunity to become an ABDO Qualified Dispensing Optician.

If you have been working in Optics for a minimum of 12 months and are looking to develop and take the next step in your career, this exciting opportunity is exactly what you’re looking for.


A bit about us…

Leightons is a retail opticians and audiology business, founded in 1928. We are proudly independent, family-owned and family run and believe our people are the key to success and longevity. Leightons have grown to have 35 stores, all special and unique – 25 fully owned, 7 franchised, 2 co-owned and 1 business operating under its own name.

The role

The selected Trainee Dispensing Optician will be placed on a three year course, which consists of blended learning. This involves distance learning, on the job practice-based learning, and block release training lasting for 2 weeks at a time. You will be working full-time alongside full time studies.

Coursework material will be provided via a virtual online learning platform and there will be some assignment questions to answer for each part of the course, you can expect this coursework to take you between 10 and 15 hours per week. You are allocated a personal tutor to support and guide throughout the course, and you will be provided with a timetable to work towards.


Entry Requirements

5 GCSE’s at grade 4 – 9 (A – C) Including English, Mathematics and Science as well as a keen interest in Ophthalmic Dispensing.

If you would like further information about the training experience before applying, please email