19-year old Rheanne Myrie-Formstone is among 241 people currently enrolled on the UK’s biggest government-accredited scheme at Specsavers. Last week, Rheanne was delighted to graduate from her apprenticeship and pick up her certificate from Founder, Dame Mary Perkins and UK Joint MD, Paul Marshall.
The benefits of an apprenticeship scheme
The Specsavers programme opens up successful apprentices to further studying opportunities, with the potential to qualify as a dispensing optician within five years. Rheanne Myri-Formstone who has been at Specsavers Dunstable for a year says: "When I left school at 18 years old, my aspirations were to have a great career and the guarantee of employment. Whilst university is a route many wish to take, I decided the security and certainty of a career was my own personal priority.
"I have really enjoyed my apprenticeship with the friendly team here at Specsavers Dunstable. Working for this business requires the youngest employees to apply logic and reason each day, using your skills and knowledge to make sound recommendations to the customers. I have also found the business management side fascinating and now wish to pursue a career in management with Specsavers."
A big well done from the team!
Specsavers Dunstable store director says: ‘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. We are delighted for Rheanne and look forward to her enjoying a long term career with us here at Dunstable."
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