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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