Members of the Specsavers team in Treorchy visited a local secondary school to inform students about careers available in optics and the importance of good eye health.
Careers in focus
Geraint Jones, director, and Emma Davies, store manager, visited Treorchy Comprehensive School to take part in an open day, where they spoke to 16-18-year-olds about the career options available to them at Specsavers in clinical, retail and audiology services.
The duo also used the opportunity to hand out leaflets to students and talk to them about the importance of having regular sight and hearing tests.
Inspiring the younger generation
Mr Jones says: ‘As someone who grew up in Treorchy, I’m keen to encourage local teenagers to consider a career in optics. For many, it may not have been an avenue they would have previously considered, but the opportunities it presents are endless. With a wide range of roles and ability to help build key skills, many pupils would benefit from pursuing a career in optics.
‘It is also important that we use these opportunities to share our advice about eye care so that the students don’t underestimate how necessary regular sight tests are.’