A local opticians is looking to the future, following a visit to promote eyecare and optometry at a local college.

The team from Specsavers in Chatham attended a careers day at MidKent College in Gillingham to encourage students unsure of their future to take up a career in eyecare.

Specsavers works closely with young members of staff interested in progressing a career in optics. Its apprenticeship scheme provides an introduction to the workplace and allows staff the chance to gain nationally-recognised qualifications as they work.

A word from the store director

Punit Patel, store director at Chatham, said: ‘By visiting MidKent College, we were able to speak with local students and, hopefully, support the growth of the next generation of eyecare professionals.

‘We are already planning more visits so that we can engage with as many students as we can’.

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