Pre-reg placement and career support

Searching for a pre-reg placement? Thinking about your career but not sure which path to take? Looking for tips and advice on CVs, interviews and landing your perfect job? Look no further!

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We have real life case studies, expert advice and, of course, the College pre-reg jobs board, which is regularly updated, and has hundreds of vacancies in community practices and hospitals across the UK and up to three years ahead. 

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Scheme for Registration 

Our dedicated Scheme for Registration web pages are packed with information and advice on the Scheme – from enrolment to the OSCEs. 



Pre-reg jobs board 

Before you start on the Scheme for Registration, you need to find a placement and a supervisor – and the earlier you start looking the better. Your first stop should be the College pre-reg jobs board. It’s regularly updated with placements in independents, multiples and hospitals across the UK and up to three years ahead. Don’t forget that the more flexible you are on location, the more options you’ll have. 


Preparing for your pre-reg placement 

We’ve got useful tips, advice and real life case studies to help you find and successfully apply for a pre-reg placement and make the most of your experience. Watch our webinar on finding the perfect pre-reg placement and read our FAQ blog for more information.



Choosing your career path 

A career in optometry can lead you in a number of directions, but which one is right for you?  We have expert advice and real life case studies to help you with your plans.

Online access to Acuity – the College’s professional development journal

Leading experts from across the profession provide features, careers interviews, profile pieces, comment and opinion to deliver a lively and interesting read. That will help prepare you for life in practice and a successful career. 


Volunteering overseas 

Volunteering is a fantastic opportunity to travel the world, make new friends and, most importantly, help in the fight against avoidable sight loss.