Spectacle maker apprenticeship

Produce and repair finished, quality-assured spectacles

As a spectacle maker, you’ll use your skills and time to produce and repair finished, quality-assured spectacles with a range of prescriptions, coatings and finishes, frame types and styles. You’ll use a range of materials for frames, lenses and optical manufacturing, and repair tools and equipment. During the spectacle maker apprenticeship you’ll work within a small glazing workshop or in a larger manufacturing environment. You’ll need to have a strong professional work ethic, including pride in your work and attention to detail, and to keep up-to-date with best practice and emerging technologies within the optical sector. You must be willing to obtain and offer constructive feedback, while developing and maintaining professional relationships. Completion of the spectacle maker apprenticeship meets the requirements for eligibility to be admitted as a freeman of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: DT

Entry requirements for the spectacle maker apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £22,000 per annum

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