Specsavers in Middlesbrough took part in the town’s The Big Skills Event on Wednesday 8 October.
Store director, David Stockton, and general manager, Debi Ramshaw, were on hand to talk to the 1,300 school children and parents about careers with Specsavers.
Advice for teenagers leaving school
Teesside teenagers attended the event to meet with a variety of exhibitors and industry experts to discuss their employment or education path.
David Stockton, director of Specsavers in Middlesbrough said: ‘This event has been extremely popular with teenagers in the region since it began a few years ago.
‘This can be a very confusing time for youngsters deciding what the next step for them is. It is important that we support them and give as much information to them as we can so they can make a decision they are happy with.
‘This is the largest impartial careers event in Middlesbrough and I hope the information we had was of use to the children.
‘Optometry is a great career choice and has many advantages. We are currently looking to fill pre-registration optometry positions so I would encourage anyone qualified to contact the store for more information.’