Why seeing is believing for local students at school’s Employability Morning event

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys recently discovered what a career in optometry and audiology has to offer courtesy of the Tunbridge Wells Specsavers team…


Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys (TWGSB) recently hosted its annual Employability Morning, and among the many organisations who were present, was a team from the local Specsavers store who went along to give some invaluable insights into a career in optometry and audiology.

As one of the main audiological hubs for Kent and East Sussex, the team from the Mount Pleasant Road Specsavers store provided lots of information about the industry and the many ways of starting a career in the field.

The Specsavers team also shared their own personal and professional rewards for this type of career during the event.

Specsavers staff also explained that they make it a priority to employ local people wherever possible, providing career paths on all levels: from weekend jobs all the way to pathway courses to becoming a Specsavers Partner.

The chain’s Retail Director Ian Hyland told the Times: “It was an amazing event at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School For Boys.

“We got to speak with a lot of enthusiastic and engaged young people about a possible future in optical and audiological care and we loved every second of it.”

He went on to say: “I couldn’t have got to where I am without the help and support from Specsavers. It’s been eight years since I started as a partner in training and now, I’m the Director of four stores throughout Tunbridge Wells, Swanley, Crayford and Tonbridge. I wouldn’t trade my experience for anything.”

Mr Hyland added: “We want to support teenagers and young people across Kent East Sussex who are interested in a career in audiology or optical care. No matter the store or the location, we will be with you every step of the way.”

For more information visit: specsavers.co.uk or call 01892 533 550

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