Specsavers’ new optical assistants


Specsavers in Ballymena has expanded its team with the appointment of three new optical assistants.

Rick Davis, from Ballymena and a former pupil at Antrim Grammar, spent a short time in door-to-door sales before applying to Specsavers.  He enjoys the customer engagement in the Ballymena store and would like to become a fully qualified dispenser.  Outside work he enjoys woodwork and making furniture.

Flo Lamont from Ballymoney trained as a hairdresser before moving into retail.  She sees good opportunities to develop within her new role at Specsavers and is really enjoying the varied aspects of the job.  Flo still does some hairdressing in her spare time and also volunteers with the Samaritans.

Clare Surgenor from Ballymena has always worked in customer facing roles.  She had been a customer herself in the Fairhill store and when the job came up she knew it was what she really wanted to do.  Clare will also be working in the store’s on-site lab learning how to make up and repair glasses.

Valerie Penney, store director, Ballymena Specsavers, said, “Our three new optical assistants are warmly welcomed to the team and we look forward to seeing their skills develop as they undergo training with us in all aspects of the job.  We now have grown to 28 staff which is in response to increased customer demand and we are very grateful for the continued support of the local community who have made our ongoing success possible.”

Specsavers in Fairhill Shopping Centre is open seven days per week with late night opening until 2030 on Thursday and Friday.  To make an appointment or seek advice simply phone 028 2564 8100 or check out the website www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/ballymena


Specsavers’ new optical assistants Clare Surgenor, Rick Davis and Flo Lamont

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