Two members of staff, Elliot Woodman and Katie Perry, are starting an exciting career in optics at Specsavers in Bradley Stoke thanks to the apprenticeship programme.
'Grateful for the opportunity'
‘I’ve really enjoyed my course and am very grateful to the team here for the opportunities I’ve been given to progress,’ commented Elliot. ‘I’ve been able to gain a qualification while working at the same time and have learnt a huge amount. I’m now looking forward to supporting the current apprentices in store as I was in the same position only months ago so can hopefully offer some help.’
More than 270 people are currently enrolled on the Specsavers apprenticeship programme including Kaitlin Day, Shaun Hillier and Emily Bragg at the Bradley Stoke store.
Unlocking future potential
Store director, Gaurav Patel, said: ‘Apprenticeships are a great way to unlock the potential of young people or those looking for a career change and provide a way for them to embark on successful and fulfilling careers. The Specsavers scheme offers learners an excellent opportunity to enter the world of work in a safe and structured way, providing them with a real job, great training and qualifications.’
All three Specsavers stores in Bradley Stoke, Filton and Cribbs Causeway, are actively seeking apprentices.