Molly has a vi­sion for a suc­cess­ful fu­ture after she takes award for ap­pren­tice­ship scheme

Gloucestershire Echo - - BUSINESS -

AN AP­PREN­TICE at an opticians has re­ceived a com­men­da­tion for her op­ti­cal train­ing at the South West re­gional fi­nal of the Na­tional Ap­pren­tice­ship Awards.

Staff from Spec­savers in Chel­tenham High Street are cel­e­brat­ing the suc­cess of their op­ti­cal as­sis­tant, Molly Tay­lor, who com­pleted the Spec­savers ap­pren­tice­ship scheme.

Molly re­ceived her com­men­da­tion, the Award for In­ter­me­di­ate Ap­pren­tice of the Year which was spon­sored by the Bri­tish Army, at an awards cer­e­mony in Bris­tol.

“I’ve gained so much knowl­edge and hap­pi­ness from this ap­pren­tice­ship, so I was over the moon to re­ceive my com­men­da­tion,’ says Molly.

“I had an amaz­ing time at the awards and feel very proud to have won a tro­phy.”

Along­side her train­ing, Molly has vis­ited the Rain­bows Girl Group to help run ed­u­ca­tional yet fun ac­tiv­i­ties for the young­sters. She also went to Chel­tenham Job­cen­tre dur­ing Na­tional Ap­pren­tice­ship Week to de­liver an in­for­ma­tive ses­sion, pro­mot­ing the ben­e­fits of ap­pren­tice­ships to job­seek­ers. As well as help­ing to spear­head com­mu­nity work, Molly has been sent to Spec­savers train­ing cen­tres to fur­ther de­velop her knowl­edge and ex­per­tise.

‘The ap­pren­tice­ship was a year-long process,’ con­tin­ues Molly. ‘I gained ex­pe­ri­ence of many dif­fer­ent sides to the business, in­clud­ing cus­tomer ser­vice and dis­pens­ing.”

Molly is now qual­i­fied as an op­ti­cal as­sis­tant and is hop­ing to go on and study for her Cert 3 op­ti­cal ex­ams, which in­volves a year of more in depth study.

Hosted by the Na­tional Ap­pren­tice­ship Ser­vice, the Na­tional Ap­pren­tice­ship Awards have been run­ning for 15 years.

Elaine Mc­cully, Molly Tay­lor and Colonel Clare Phillips at the pre­sen­ta­tion of the award

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