Always had an interest in eye health?

Posted in Apprenticeships on February 13, 2018
Author: Lifeatspecsavers

At Specsavers, there’s a real focus on encouraging new talent and providing people with the opportunity to kickstart an exciting career. So, a few years ago, Specsavers decided to introduce its very own Apprenticeship scheme in order to offer young people a direct route into the world of retail and optics.

Since the Apprenticeship’s launch, there have been some real success stories from individuals who have truly thrived on the scheme, including graduate apprentice Lauren King who always wanted a career in optics:

‘I’ve always been fascinated with eye health but never really knew a route into the profession to start my career… I saw the opportunity to apply for an Apprenticeship with Specsavers and I jumped at the chance. A year on and I’m so proud to have passed with flying colours.’

The 20-year-old graduate is now a fully-qualified Optical Assistant at our Grimsby store, but her ambitions for a career at Specsavers don’t stop there:

‘I thoroughly enjoyed my year’s training and it has given such insight into both the profession and Specsavers. Learning on the job and via courses has been really engaging… my next ambition is to be enrolled in the Dispensing Optician course and, ultimately, to be a Contact Lens Optician.’

With the support of her team at Grimsby, Lauren has now developed her own personal development plan and is really looking forward to realising her long-term goals with a more active role in the Apprenticeship scheme:

‘I’m so grateful for the opportunity… and I’ve just learnt that I’m about to become an Apprenticeship Ambassador to support others who enrol in the scheme!’  

Ready to kickstart your career in optics? Contact Specsavers Recruitment Services on 01566 771 888 or email for more information.

Alternatively, click here to learn more about the Apprenticeship scheme