Representatives from Specsavers Lerwick recently visited Anderson High School to inspire pupils to consider a career in optometry.

Store director and optometrist Thomas Bruin discussed the various job roles and pathways to a career with an opticians like Specsavers. He also highlighted the various work experience opportunities available at the Lerwick store and the possibility of sponsorship for those considering undertaking an optical degree at university.

Fantastic career development programme

Thomas said: ‘We are really keen to encourage young people to think about an optical career as qualified opticians are rare in remote locations such as Lerwick.

‘We are often very busy in store so we love to welcome keen youngsters on work experience placements. That way they can see our job roles first hand and the various positions which build up our store team.

‘We are always open to the potential of helping individuals financially and with training during their optical degree. Specsavers boasts such a fantastic career development programme and there are so many opportunities available.

‘The pupils at Anderson High School were very enthusiastic and had lots of questions for me. It was great to see them getting so involved and hopefully I might have inspired some of their career choices.’

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