Search

Islington apprentice first to graduate from prestigious optician scheme

PUBLISHED: 12:00 19 July 2015 | UPDATED: 14:40 21 July 2015

Chloe Few,19, graduates from the Vision Express apprenticeship programme as one of their first graduates

Chloe Few,19, graduates from the Vision Express apprenticeship programme as one of their first graduates

David Dawson

Chloe Few, 19 will continue to work at the Vision Express store in Oxford Street after graduating

A teenager has been one of the first to graduate from a optician chain’s new apprenticeship programme.

Chloe Few, 19, from Islington, qualified from the Vision Express apprenticeship programme with a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health (Optical Retail) at a celebratory graduation ceremony held for 13 graduates at the company’s Nottingham head office.

The highly competitive scheme which accepted its first trainees in February 2014, is the equivalent of five GCSEs and will continue to employ Chloe at the Oxford Street branch of the company.

Chloe said: “I chose the apprenticeship because it allowed me to gain valuable experience while I was working, so I’m earning and learning.

“It’s the first job that has built my self-confidence and helped me gain knowledge in helping customers with their eye health.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Islington Gazette. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Islington Gazette