For many young people a work experience placement is a vital and much anticipated part of school life. This first taste of working life is a fantastic opportunity to start thinking about your future career and jobs that you might be interested in.
Of course, at the tender age of 15 or 16, it’s unlikely that you’ll have made any firm decisions on your future. But we’re sure you’ll agree that it’s a great time to find a passion and begin to work towards a profession you love.
Many jobs offer on-the-job training and will be available to you as soon as you leave school. Some jobs require a higher level of education such as sixth form or college. Other jobs call for further qualifications like a degree.
In the optical industry we’re in the fortunate position to be able to work with people with different educational backgrounds. For this reason, we love to offer work experience placements in all of our practices across London and Kent.
Our teams have a passion for introducing students to our profession and working in a busy practice means that you’ll have an opportunity to see how each role works, from Optical Assistant to Optometrist, Dispensing Optician to Branch Manager. These roles all require different levels of education and experience, so if you do decide that optometry is the career path for you, we’ll be able to give you all the information you need to help you reach your desired role.
And it’s not just compulsory work experience that we like to help out with. Perhaps you’ve already decided that a career in optics if for you? In that case, you’ll want to build your experience to show a future potential employer that you’re serious; voluntary work experience is a great addition to your CV! Just get in touch with us to see what work experience slots we have available.
All work experience slots are two weeks long and are unpaid. During this time we’ll endeavour to give you an invaluable education about our industry, the types of roles available, and the best way to get into the business when you’ve finished school.
If you’d like more information on work experience placements at Eye Emporium, just give our friendly team a call on 0800 020 9202.