The team at Specsavers Market Harborough celebrated National Apprenticeship Week (3-9 February) with its three apprentices.

Megan's story
Megan Morris, 18, has nearly completed her level three lab technical apprenticeship at Specsavers on St Mary’s Place, which she started in January last year.

‘It wasn’t something I even thought could be an option,’ said Megan, who found the opportunity when browsing a job site while she was still working in a nursery.

‘It’s completely different to anything I’ve done before and I really enjoy the practical work, making glasses in the in-store lab. I’m hoping to stay on at Specsavers after I’ve completed my apprenticeship.’

A word from the store director
‘Megan is doing brilliantly,’ said store director, Barry Hemming. ‘Our apprentices often come from very different work backgrounds and are quickly welcomed as part of the team.

‘Apprenticeships open up all kinds of career routes and our team is supported to reach their potential in their chosen field. We’re very proud of our whole team culture of learning, helping us all to be the best we can for our customers.’

Apprenticeships at Specsavers are open to people of any age and successful applicants earn a salary while learning.

Start of a rewarding career
Louise Powell, head of apprenticeships at Specsavers, said: ‘Specsavers apprenticeship programs are a fantastic way to begin or develop a rewarding and successful career. This is demonstrated by the fact that 94% of our optical assistant apprentices go on to take on a full-time job at Specsavers, 92% say their career prospects have improved and 73% of apprentices who take a role in store then go on to take clinical or management qualifications. Not only that, but our training has been viewed as best in the sector by Ofsted. It is an exciting time to be part of the team. As long as you’re a hard worker, punctual and ambitious you will do well at Specsavers and there are plenty of opportunities to continue with your development.’

National Apprenticeship Week is an annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships across England and is a time to recognise and applaud apprenticeship success stories.

To explore apprentice opportunities at Specsavers, visit the Specsavers recruitment web pages or speak to a member of the recruitment team on 01566 771 888.

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