Specsavers in Belle Vale has been training four talented apprentices during the last twelve months. Three have recently completed a year of training at the store and have qualified to become store assistants. And another new apprentice recently joined the team and is also working towards qualification once his twelve-month course comes to an end.
Three apprentices at the store
Jamie Mitchell, Megan Wilkinson and Charlie Fitzmaurice trained for 12 months, developing important customer service skills and learning all about the optical, contact lenses and audiology services at the store. And Connor Tighe, who recently joined as an apprentice, is currently getting to grips with working at the store.
Recruit from the local area
Specsavers' specialist apprentice service recruited the new team members from schools in the nearby area, in support of the local community.
Store director Mathew Robinson said: 'The apprentices are such a welcome addition to the business. Its a great opportunity for all of them, as in the majority of cases it leads to a job in the business, which can be just the start of a long career with Specsavers.
'Specsavers is very well set up for apprentices, and most of the stores take on young people to train up to eventually work at the store. We know sometimes they might need to fill knowledge gaps (perhaps resit GCSE Maths or English or other key skills) and we give them time to do this too while on the job.'
National Apprentice Week
With National Apprentice Week next week, we felt it was a great time to highlight what Specsavers in Belle Vale has in place for apprentices and the opportunities within the Specsavers group as a whole for apprentices.