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