Specsavers in Coleraine has welcomed a new team member bringing the total number of employees to 36.
Alan Boyd, from Portrush, has been appointed as a trainee optical assistant and lab technician.
A former student at the Northern Regional College, Alan studied sports coaching before gaining retail experience in a local high street supermarket.
Alan will now embark on a comprehensive training programme which will focus on both customer service and gaining all the relevant skills to work in the on-site laboratory.
Outside work, Alan is a keen sportsman and has played for Portrush Firsts football team for almost ten years.