How to make the most of work experience

It’s the time of year when you and your classmates may all be about to set off on work experience. Have you thought about how to make the most of it? A little thought and preparation will help you learn new skills and enjoy your time. First of all, think about your week ahead. Ask yourself some questions: What do you hope to get out of your work experience placement?What skills would you like to learn?What do you think it…

What eyecare jobs are there for school leavers?

If you are leaving school this summer, it is a great time to think about your options. You may want to go on to further education or higher education, but you might want to get a job. There are a number of roles for young people working in eyecare. Becoming an optical assistant is a great place to start. This is a good role for you if you like working with people. You could also be interested in fashion, technology,…

Why not offer work experience?

Work experience is a great way for young people to build skills, learn about the world of work and get a taste for a possible career path. Find out more about work experience below. We have developed guides for employers and young people to make it easy to offer well structured and useful work experience, and help you to inspire the next generation in eyecare. Student work experience workbookEmployers’ guide to work experienceHow to find work experience for students

An employers’ guide to work experience

Introduction  Work experience plays a vital part in preparing young people for their future careers. It’s an opportunity for them to step outside the classroom and, for many, a chance to see the world of work for the very first time. It can build confidence and be the first thing to go on a CV.  Employers really can benefit from the exchange, as running effective work experience programmes can provide great opportunities for developing staff, engaging with new ideas and future customers –…

How to find work experience at an opticians

Work experience is not only for school students, you can complete work experience if you are in college, university and beyond.  It is a great addition to your CV and can help you build skills and confidence.  Talk to teachers, lecturers and even friends about work experience opportunities. If you want to find out more about working in an optician’s practice, give your local optician a call. Many of them are happy to help. Download a work experience handbook here…