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Being part of the Urquharts Team

At Urquhart Opticians, our team is at the heart of everything we do. We invest extensively in our people and training to ensure we provide the very best care to our patients. We are always looking for the right person to join our team, with personality and attitude being the most important assets to Urquharts. So it's not always about experience, it's down to the person. If you think you have what it takes to make a positive difference to our team, read on...

Urquhart Opticians team members

Training & Development

There are many different career opportunities at Urquharts and we'll support you to achieve what you want from your journey in eyecare.

We run weekly team training sessions across all of our practices and we have a range of structured training qualifications that team members can join - Level 2, 5 and 7.

In Optical Care, If you want to go further, then we can support you through a qualification in Dispensing, where you can become a registered Dispensing Optician.

For Optometrists, we'll support you with in-house CPD and where appropriate through your Independent Prescribing Qualification.


As part of our team of Optometrists, you will be supported by our Clinical Director Alistair Duff, and our full management team. We believe in collaborative working to achieve the highest levels of clinical care. All our Optometrists meet every quarter to discuss a range of topics, we host CPD events throughout the year with guest speakers, and you would be supported with career aspirations, for example in Independent Prescribing, further certifications, and management roles.

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Urquhart Opticians Dispensing Optician helping patient choose frames

Dispensing Optician

If you are a qualified Dispensing Optician, you can be a great addition to any of our patient care teams. If you are an optical assistant looking to further your career with a Dispensing Optician degree, we can provide this opportunity to the right person. As a Dispensing Optician at Urquharts, you would be a valued member of the team and looked to lead your practice in patient care.

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Optical Assistant

As an Optical Assistant, there is so much to learn about the industry You would be the first face a patient sees when they enter the practices, ensuring an important first Impression. You would support our Optometrist team and help patients choose the right spectacles for them based on their needs and lifestyle. You would repair and adjust patient spectacles, manage our contact lens patients, and complete relevant administration work for the practice.If you are an experienced Optical Assistant, you could bring a wealth of knowledge to our patient care teams. Alongside this, we have lots of career progression options in dispensing, training, marketing, business development and management.

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