Specsavers Ashford is committed to training and development for the whole team at the County Square Shopping Centre store and is backing National Apprentice Week (February 3-9).

The management team are currently supporting Benita Lowe through a management apprenticeship degree which she is due to complete – and pass with flying colours – this March.

Learning in the workplace

The course, the CMI Level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeship, is designed to give apprentices the skills and knowledge they need to become a successful manager.

Taught in the workplace with regular visits from an assessor, apprentices also have to complete a series of written exercises and a final assessment.

National Apprenticeship Week

The theme for National Apprenticeship Week this year is ‘Look Beyond’, encouraging young people, their parents and teachers, and employers to celebrate the diversity and talent that apprenticeships bring to communities across the country.

Specsavers offers a wide variety of apprenticeships, and they are open to people of any age. With around 400 roles going to be available across the country in 2020, an apprenticeship can lead to a lasting career in store.

A word from the store director

Robert Marsden, store director in Ashford, said: ‘Benita is at the heart of our team, and we are delighted to be able to help her develop her skills as a leader and manager within that team.‘

Apprenticeships are not always designed for people new to the workforce, and can – as in this case – play an important role in advancing careers too. We are really proud of everything Benita has achieved.’

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