Operations Graduate Apprentice

Location: Dunfermline

Contract: 4-years

Closing Date:

Optos – Who are we?

Optos is a leading medical device company engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, and marketing of ultra-widefield retinal imaging devices. Our imaging devices can be found globally, in opticians, optometrists and hospitals where clinicians can take an optomap® image of the retina which facilitates the early detection, management and effective treatment of disorders and diseases such as retinal detachments and tears, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related degeneration. The image can also indicate evidence of non-eye diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, and certain cancers. Optos is committed to utilising the latest technology to manufacture new products and software that support optomap® as a world-class standard of care, helping eye care professionals around the world save sight and lives.

Visit our website www.optos.com to find out more information about Optos.

Early Careers Programme

At Optos, we see the importance of attracting new talent and developing the workforce of the future. Since 2019 we have been recruiting into our Apprenticeship and Graduate Programme, based in Dunfermline, Scotland, providing the opportunity to balance the value of work experience with further learning. Optos works with a number of learning providers who support both modern and graduate apprenticeships. We recognise the importance of learning new skills and transferring these into the workplace and create a fun and rewarding environment to support your work and learning and ensure you get the experience you are looking for. You will receive the support you need to achieve your goals and qualifications or professional accreditations.

Job Vacancies

We have a number of positions that may be of interest to students looking for their next exciting opportunity after secondary education. The positions below will be advertised in the next few weeks, with a view for the successful candidate(s) to start employment with Optos in August 2023 and start College or University in September 2023. All roles will be advertised on https://careers.optos.com

Operations Graduate Apprentice

We are currently looking for a Graduate Apprentice – Operations to join our Quality Assurance department based in Dunfermline on a 4-year Fixed Term Contract. Working in the Quality Assurance team, the graduate apprentice will be involved in various projects and initiatives, designed to drive improvements in product quality. The graduate apprentice will develop a full understanding of all aspects of Operations Management including Manufacturing, New Product Introduction, Supply Chain, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs throughout their apprenticeship.

Whilst working at Optos, you will also be studying towards a BA(Hons) Business Management Degree at Robert Gordon University. The course is delivered in a blended manner with remote learning 1 day per week, and workplace based 4 days per week. The Graduate Apprentice will spend time in each area of Operations gaining a deeper understanding of the business and the skills required to effectively manage projects, solve problems, and work cross functionally to ensure product quality is of the highest standard.

For this role we require:

  • SQA Higher; BBBC.
  • Practical approach to problem solving.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • Working experience of Microsoft packages; Teams, Excel, Word etc.

Please note that Optos Plc are in partnership with the Civil Aviation Authority operating as a Known Consignor and this vacancy is subject to a Disclosure Scotland Background checks and Right to work in the UK.

This position is a Fixed Term Contracts based in Dunfermline and depending on the role and study framework you may need to attend College or University on a weekly basis.

All positions will be subject to Right to Work checks.

If you are interested and would like to find out more, please contact ukrecruiting@optos.com.