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Apprentice has sights set on optical career

19 April, 2017
Kammi eyes up career in optics
New apprentice, Kammi Rielly, joins Specsavers Camborne

Ambitious local, Kammi Rielly, aged 21, has joined Specsavers’ one-year apprenticeship, which is open to anyone over the age of 16 and requires no previous optical experience.

Kammi hopes to become a qualified optical assistant with the chance of full-time employment at Specsavers.

UK’s biggest scheme

Kammi has embarked upon a rewarding career in eyecare with the opticians’ Optical Apprenticeship programme, the UK’s biggest government-accredited scheme.

Apprentice, Kammi, said: ‘Specsavers has given me a great career opportunity and the team in Camborne have really made me feel like I’m part of the family. In time I would like to go on to be a dispensing optician.’

Unlocking potential

Specsavers Camborne store director, Alan Honeybone, added: ‘We believe that apprenticeships are a great way to unlock the potential of young people and provide a way for them to embark on successful and fulfilling careers.

'It's also a great opportunity to give back to the communities we serve.'

Some 180 Specsavers apprentices are due to graduate this year and there will be at least 150 new apprenticeship vacancies.

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