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Lauren Smith

Eighteen year old Lauren is enjoying a rewarding career in eyecare following the completion of an apprenticeship programme.

While at sixth form college, Lauren decided that she wanted to work in healthcare so applied to the Specsavers Optical Apprenticeship programme after finishing Year 12.  She is now a training ambassador and merchandiser at the store, putting into practice everything she learnt during the programme.

‘I knew I didn’t want to go to university so when I found out about the apprenticeship scheme it was the perfect opportunity to combine some further study with on the job training.

‘It was a really comprehensive programme and I learnt a huge amount which I am now putting into practice. I wasn’t really sure what to expect but I would definitely recommend it to anyone. I received lots of support from my colleagues and I’ve now started my Cert 3 training to get my dispensing qualification.’