Trainee Hearing Aid Dispenser

Hidden Hearing - East Anglia, SK (30+ days ago)

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Earn while you train

Why not consider training as a Hearing Aid Dispenser

with Hidden Hearing?

Hidden Hearing is one of the largest providers of independent hearing care in the UK. We have over 80 branches, 120 qualified Hearing Aid Dispensers and conduct over 100,000 hearing assessments each year. Our mission is to make a life changing difference to people living with hearing loss.

What does a Hearing Aid Dispenser do?
Conduct hearing tests in accordance with the HCPC standards of proficiency and HCPC standards of performance, conduct and ethics and BSHAA code of practice and BSHAA guidelines
Advise on and sell suitable remedial hearing solutions as a result of testing in accordance with the above standards, care of practice and guidelines
Provide after sales service by responding to service calls to resolve problems or queries regardless of whether original sale made by dispenser, in a timely and professional manner
We are currently recruiting for trainees to join our flagship education programme ‘The Award in Hearing Aid Dispensing Competence’ that provides eligibility to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to register as a Hearing Aid Dispenser. Trainees who achieve their professional registration automatically become Hearing Aid Dispensers with Hidden Hearing, selling hearing systems and providing bespoke services to our client base.

To be considered for a place on our training programme, you will need:
GCSEs (A-C)/equivalent in Maths, English and Science/be able to demonstrate suitable work-related qualifications and experience.
A valid UK driving licence
A working knowledge of computers
A warm, personable manner with the ability to empathise with the hearing impaired and clients who have a hearing loss
To be able to commit to a 60-week training course (the first 20 weeks of which will be residential at Hidden Hearing’s training facility in Buxton, Derbyshire). Please note that a minimum of 90% attendance is required.
A commercial outlook or sales experience will also be an advantage
Please note that the role of Hearing Aid Dispenser is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check

Our next training programme will start on 5th August 2019. We normally have two training programmes per year.

What will I earn during my training?
You will receive a basic salary (£16,542.00) and a daily subsistence allowance.
Travel expenses
20 days holiday (cannot be taken during the residential training)
Plus
Company car or car allowance (after successful completion of the 20-week residential programme).
The education programme is fully funded by Hidden Hearing.

What will I earn once I’m qualified and registered?
Competitive basic salary £32,619
Commission
Sales bonus package
Company Car
(Pension, Private Health Insurance (12m qualifying period), 25 days holiday plus BHs)
If you are interested in being considered for the training programme please apply below.

Closing date: 10 May 2019

First Stage Selection Process: 15 May 2019 and 22 May 2019

Second Stage Selection Process: 12 June 2019

Training Start Date: 05 August 2019

With 50 years of hearing healthcare experience, Hidden Hearing has evolved to become one of the UK's largest, expert providers of specialist hearing healthcare in the private sector. We currently employ over 400 people including around 200 fully qualified Hearing Aid Dispensers and operating from over 50 Hearing Centres nationwide. We help over 30,000 clients each year and conduct over 100,000 hearing examinations, either in our centres or during homecare visits.

We look after our staff too. In 2005, Hidden Hearing became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor In People, and we were re-accredited with a silver award in 2017 following an independent assessment. By encouraging our employees to be actively involved in the company, and developed to their full potential we can pass on these benefits to our customers.

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