Rising stars up for apprenticeship award

Five of our colleagues have been nominated for a prestigious award presented by the City of London’s Livery Committee. 

Connor Billingham, Erin Cunningham-Burley, Leila Hamilton-Pitt, Mazie Nottingham and Oscar Robinson (left to right in image below) are former Specsavers apprentices, hoping to receive the Master Certificate Scheme (MCS) at a ceremony taking place in March, at Mansion House in central London.

Apprentices up for Master Certificate Scheme (MCS) award

The Livery Committee is made up of London’s oldest and most respected guilds and trade associations, including the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers. They award the MCS, which is for people who’ve completed their apprenticeship with distinction. It celebrates excellence in career progression, recognising the highest levels of ability and achievement.

All the nominees come from our optical assistant, spectacle maker or customer service apprenticeships. They’re continuing with their studies, while in full time employment with us. 

Craig Hastilow, internal quality assurer for our spectacle maker apprenticeship, couldn’t be prouder of them.

“Congratulations to Connor, Erin, Leila, Mazie and Oscar on being recognised for their dedication. An apprenticeship is a great foundation to forge a career at Specsavers – whether it’s in a clinical role, such as an optometrist, dispensing optician or audiologist, or working in our support office.

“They’ve shown the desire to develop their skills, which will put them in good stead for the future. They’re great examples of the opportunities we can provide anyone who wants to progress.” 

The winners will be announced at the ceremony on 11 March, with awards given out by the Lord Mayor of London. 


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