Specsavers Maldon apprentices Chloe Jackson and Taylor Cope knew that school and college was not right for them.
They jumped at the chance to join Specsavers apprenticeship scheme after a chance sight of an online job advert for apprentices in Specsavers Maldon.
A day in the life of a Specsavers Maldon apprentice
Chloe said: ‘I started my apprenticeship at Specsavers Maldon in September 2019. I shadow other staff members, carry out pre-screenings and glasses collections. I get plenty of opportunities to ask questions and always take my own notes.’
One big family
Chloe added: ‘Working at Specsavers Maldon has meant a lot to me. When the last apprentice Jake passed with distinction, it was amazing. Everyone was so happy for him and supportive, it really felt like I was part of a family.’
Apprenticeships are 100% worth it!
Taylor offers advice to anyone unsure if an apprenticeship is right for them: ‘Becoming an apprentice is a great way to discover a future career. My aim is to become a fully qualified dispensing optician and then maybe a store manager.’
A word from the director
Mike Bromidge, Specsavers Maldon Store Director, is passionate about training the next generation of opticians. He works as a trainer for Specsavers and regularly lectures on optics.
He said: ‘Apprenticeships are valuable not just to the apprentice but also the business. They bring a wave of enthusiasm and ambition to fulfil future roles. In a nutshell, they really are the future for so many industries and I would encourage any student or employer to find an apprenticeship that suits them.’