School leavers with their eyes on the future have a gateway into the optical industry with apprenticeships now available at Specsavers.

The store in Taunton is currently recruiting to fill one place on it’s one-year optical apprenticeship scheme. It is open to suitable applicants over the age of 16 and requires no previous optical experience. Those that complete their apprenticeship become qualified optical assistants with the chance of fulltime employment at the store.

Eyes on the future

Emma Denham, store director at Specsavers in Taunton, says: ‘We believe that apprenticeships are a great way to unlock the potential of young people. Our scheme is an excellent opportunity for young learners to enter the world of work in a safe and structured way. It also provides them with a real job, great training and qualifications.

‘Rather than having to pay tuition fees, our apprentices earn a wage and receive additional benefits including paid holiday.’

Apprentices will primarily learn on the job, working in-store alongside eyecare professionals.

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