Pre Reg Optometrists

Pre-Reg Optometrist... It all starts here.

You want the best start to your optometry career. We want to help you be the best you can be. Our Pre-Reg Optometrist roles give you the perfect opportunity to learn and grow.

Our year-long structured programme helps you put your skills into practice and gain the wide ranging experience you need along the way.

At Leightons, we know it takes time to examine customers carefully and thoroughly. That's why, on qualification, we allow 30 minutes for every eye examination, which means you get longer to deliver the kind of care you came into the profession to give.

Hard working, with bags of initiative, you're not afraid to ask questions and expand your knowledge. Naturally, you'll be a great communicator, full of patience and empathy. Commercially minded, you care about a job well done and have bags of motivation to set and achieve your own goals.

In return, we'll give you all the support you need to complete your pre-reg year, as well as a competitive salary, oodles of benefits and a great place to work.

Read on to find out more.

Who we are

Leightons Opticians is family owned. We've been in business now for over 80 years by caring deeply about our customers.

Our vital statistics

There are 27 lovingly created, company-owned, stores.
- Plus, 8 proudly franchised outlets, and growing…
- Employing 227 happy and caring employees.
- Helping 1000s of customers to see… to hear… to live life to the full.

Why choose us?

Because we care…

We're a 'real' opticians, with a genuine commitment to customer care. We care deeply about our customers, staff, suppliers and our local communities.

We see things differently.

At Leightons, we don't believe in cramming 25 eye tests into a day. We believe in taking time to deliver a genuinely personalised service. Because great service makes people happy, and happy people stay with us for longer. It's simple really.

The sky's the limit.

Find all the support and training you need to develop in your role. Have world-class suppliers at your finger tips. And a top class team to help you deliver the very best eye care.

A competitive salary. Plus, a stack of benefits to shout about…

- Bonus scheme (unusually it's uncapped!)
- Gym/Club membership
- Private medical insurance
- Pension Scheme
- Life cover 2 x salary or 4 x salary if in the pension scheme
- Professional indemnity fees paid
- 27 days holidays
- Full time; hours 37.5 p.w, including Saturdays
- Staff discounts

Who we look for

There are all kinds of people working at Leightons. Some examine eyes. Some dispense frames. Some advise on hearing. Lots help us run our stores and keep things ticking along nicely.

But we find they broadly fit into the same kind mould.


- People who care about other people.
- People who listen.
- People who want to do the right thing.
- People who aren't content to sit still.
- People who are motivated and driven and want to be the best they can be.
- People who are fun to work with.
- People who love life and want to help others live it to the full.

Think you'll fit right in? Then get in touch. Send your CV to