Two burgeoning Blyth optical specialists are looking to the future, following their spec-tacular performances in Specsavers’ apprenticeship programme.

Lisa Ferrow (18) from Blyth and Adam Storey (24) from Washington both successfully completed the high street retailer’s one-year government accredited apprenticeship scheme at Blyth’s Church Street store.

They have now been offered permanent roles as optical assistants in store, with the option of further study to qualify as dispensing opticians within five years.

A word from the store director

Store director John Ludlow is a huge supporter of the scheme: ‘Lisa and Adam have really shone over the last year. From welcoming customers and giving them advice, to booking in eye tests and carrying out pre-screening, they’ve had a real taste of a career in the world of optics, and their hard work has paid off.

‘It’s wonderful to be able to find and develop raw talent in our local area. What’s more, our apprenticeship scheme appeals to candidates because apprentices earn a wage and receive additional benefits, including paid holiday.’

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The store is also committed to promoting continuous learning and development, with five other store colleagues also completing internal training schemes in recent months.

The store will soon be recruiting for new apprentices, when vacancies arise.

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