Specsavers in Bradley Stoke has recently welcomed two new apprentices onboard, strengthening the offering of its optical team, and supporting the area’s young people in finding their first steps in a rewarding career. 

Staff have welcomed, Elliot Woodman, who joined in November and Katie Perry, who joined in July, bringing the total number of employees at the store to 21.

‘We are delighted to welcome our two new apprentices,’ commented store director, Ed Stanleigh. ‘It’s so important that we continue to grow our team and add fresh talent, allowing us to service the Bradley Stoke community as best we can.

‘Apprenticeships are a great way to unlock potential and gain valuable experience for a fulfilling career. We’re looking forward to watching Elliot and Katie grow in their roles and are sure they will help us continue to provide the highest standards of eyecare and meet the needs of our customers.

‘We are dedicated to supporting the community in which we live, and the Specsavers apprenticeship is an excellent route to work for many youngsters. We’re always keen to encourage local talent and Specsavers has had some great success stories with previous apprentices.’

Specsavers’ one-year apprenticeship scheme is open to anyone over the age of 16 and requires no previous optical experience. The programme, which has been running for more than two years, includes the completion of the Level 2 Diploma in Optics, with 90% of apprentices taking on full-time positions in the company upon qualification.

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