Technical staff achieve qualifications and awards

Posted on October 25, 2017
Author: Lifeatspecsavers

Above: Adrian Baxter, Jason Mckechnie, Christopher Robberts, and Kellianne Hoskin

Four Specsavers technical experts were among a large number of other Optical professionals receiving their graduation certificates and examination achievement awards recently. The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers held its annual awards ceremony to recognise and reward Optical technicians and support staff for the hard work and dedication shown through examination results.

The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers is the oldest optical body still existing in the world, having been founded by Royal Charter nearly 400 years ago. Over the centuries they have been responsible for upholding quality and encouraging better vision, for a better life.


At the historic Apothecaries Hall in Blackfriars, London, 2 of the 4 recipients were presented with awards for the highest scores in their examinations. These technicians are gaining the Level 4 Diploma for Optical Technicians, a prestigious qualification in Optics that will allow them to use the post-nominal letters 'SMC(tech)' after their name once qualified.

Jason Mckechnie (Ringwood) and Christopher Robberts (Gillingham) are pictured with their Diploma certificates, along with Adrian Baxter (Wokingham) who also received the Wiseman prize for highest Year 2 examination results, and Kellianne Hoskin (Bodmin) who was presented with the Arnold Sinclair prize for highest Year 1 results - 2 of 3 awards presented for outstanding results in year-end examinations. Kellianne in particular was recognised for particularly high marks for the three modules covered in her first year exams - 93%, 99% and 100%.

Congratulations to Adrian, Kellianne, Jason and Christopher for their achievements in gaining these qualifications and awards.

If you would like to know more about the Level 4 Diploma qualification, the Worshipful Company, and the charitable support they provide, go to: