Mansfield’s Specsavers have vision for the future

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A Mansfield opticians is demonstrating its commitment to the town with the recruitment of its first ever apprentices.

The three apprentices have joined the team at Specsavers on a year-long placement and will be working towards an NVQ.

Kiran Parmar-Hill (19) from Kirkby, has been hired to undertake an apprenticeship for manufacturing spectacles in the store’s recently refurbished lab. He will be tasked with tinting, cutting and fitting lenses into spectacle frames.

Also joining the Specsavers team is Lorna Davis (18) and Jenny Neech (17), who are both from Mansfield.

Both girls have been recruited as Optical Assistants and will be studying for a NVQ qualification in Customer Services.

Imogen Hoyle, store director at Specsavers in Mansfield comments: “We’re always looking for ways to support Mansfield’s younger generations and this is a perfect opportunity for Kiran, Lorna and Jenny to learn new skills in a bustling working environment at the heart of the town.

“The team at the Specsavers in Mansfield is committed to working with the community to support the town and is keen to play an instrumental role in pushing forward the town’s aspirations. We had a lot of interest in the apprenticeships and all three members of the team have already proved to be a fantastic support for the team.

“We hope that we will be able to take on more apprenticeships at the store in the near future.”