An apprentice from Specsavers in Canterbury has set her sights on a rewarding career in eyecare after completing the UK’s largest government-accredited apprenticeship programme.

Pratikchha Limbu recently graduated from the Specsavers Optical Apprenticeship programme and is now staying with the store and looking to complete her Certification 3.

Cert 3 qualifications are designed for those within the optical profession to progress and further their knowledge and career.

Career development

21-year-old Pratikchha celebrated graduating from the Specsavers Optical Apprenticeship programme in November 2017.  

‘I love the variety and scope for development that the Specsavers apprenticeship programme offers,’ said Pratikchha.

‘I enjoyed being able to apply my learning directly and with the support of the rest of the team found it easy to balance my studies and work.  I’m now looking forward to continuing my career development with the store.’

Specsavers’ one-year apprenticeship is open to anyone over the age of 16 and requires no previous optical experience. Those who complete it become qualified optical assistants and 90% of apprentices take on full-time positions within the company.

Great potential

Jason Gillan, store director, said: ‘Apprenticeships are a great way to unlock the potential of young people and support them as they embark on successful and fulfilling careers.

‘We’ve been really impressed with Pratikchha’s progress over the course of her apprenticeship and are pleased that she’ll be continuing to work in store.’

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