Thomas Gluyas is an apprentice optical assistant, training with Woodspeen. Read on for his tips for a successful apprenticeship. Could a Career in Eyecare be what you’ve been looking for?
Thomas’s tips for success
- Don’t be afraid to try an apprenticeship in something you’d never considered before.
- For me, where I work and who I work with is more important than the content of the apprenticeship itself.
- Think where you could be in two or three years’ time after taking your apprenticeship: don’t prioritise short term concerns like the apprenticeship wage over this.
- Set aside time in your week to complete apprenticeship work. This means you’ll get everything done and ensures your free time and work don’t overlap anymore than they have too.
- Never be afraid to ask for help even if you feel like you’re asking about something trivial or something you feel you should know already. You will learn a lot in a short space of time during your apprenticeship and will not be expected to remember everything.
Find out more about optical apprenticeships, and how to become an optical assistant. You can also read about a week in Thomas’s life as an apprentice.