Specsavers Antrim has further expanded its team with the appointment of four new optical assistants and welcomes the return of an existing optical assistant from maternity leave.
Adam Boyd, from Antrim, has a National Diploma in Forensic Science and was previously a health and fitness instructor before joining Specsavers.
Courtney Dunn, a former pupil at Larne High always had an interest in science but wasn’t sure what to do as a career. She now has a real passion for eye health and is enjoying the varied aspects of her job at Specsavers.
Samantha Crawford, who lives in Ballymena, has always worked in retail but finds the job in Specsavers totally different. Her role includes frame merchandising and stock control which, alongside the pre-test and dispensing tasks, makes every day very varied.
Catherine McGuckian, from Maghera, is a second-year optometry student at Ulster University in Coleraine. She has been working each Saturday in Specsavers Antrim but now begins a full-time summer placement as an optical assistant. Catherine hopes to complete her pre-reg year in Specsavers after graduation next year.
Aine Devlin, from Toome, had enjoyed customer facing roles in her previous jobs but moved to Specsavers as she wanted a role with clear career progression. She has been with the Antrim store since 2012 but recently had a maternity break and is now back part-time.
All of the new recruits will receive continuous training across every aspect of the job including dispensing, frame selection, frame repairs and clinical pre-testing.