Specsavers has created new vacancies across Devon to support increasing customer demand after lockdown.
Previous experience in eye or hearing care isn’t needed for many of the roles, providing an opportunity for retail workers and others who have struggled to find work during the pandemic.
According to the British Retail Consortium, one in five high street retailers has closed due to the pandemic, with hundreds of people facing unemployment and one in 20 who want a job unable to find one .
Alan Gregg, Head of Recruitment at Specsavers, says: ‘As well as people with optical or audiology experience, we are eager to find experienced retailers who put the customer at the heart of what they do. This will help us to continue to offer the highest standards of care in order to meet the pent-up demand brought about by lockdowns and social distancing restrictions.
‘At Specsavers, we offer a variety of promising careers, each rooted in first-class training and support to help people meet their goals and aspirations. For those at the start of their career, or looking for a change of direction, we have 196 apprenticeships available – a tried and tested programme that has produced many success stories.’
Specsavers vacancies has created 36 jobs across Devon and Cornwall, as well as 11 apprenticeships.
Specsavers UK Managing Director Paul Marshall adds: ‘In the current climate we think it is important to invest in our communities and do all we can to get the high street back up and running.
‘Apprenticeships will be key to rebuilding the jobs market, especially for young people. They can really help businesses develop and prosper and equip people with the skills and tools they need to become successful.
‘We would love people to consider a career with us, even if it means doing something completely different to what they are used to, as we have such a broad spectrum of roles available and provide training at all levels. We always champion entrepreneurial spirit and many of our colleagues have gone on to own their own business – we now have 4,000 joint venture partners worldwide.’
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