The 5% Club
As a company operating in the UK, Vision Express is committed to our country’s growth agenda. Against this back drop we’re aware of the chronic skills shortage and youth unemployment that the UK faces and acknowledge the importance of developing our people as both a business and social imperative. We aim to play a role in transforming the fortunes of young, talented people in the UK and to ensure that the UK retains its reputation for innovation.
That’s why we’re proud to be backing the 5% club – a national scheme where employers commit to having at least 5% of its workforce aged 16-24 on a structured training programme. We’ve made a promise to meet a benchmark to provide support and training for graduates, apprentices and sponsored students here at Vision Express. We’ve signed a charter pledging to ‘Invest in a Generation’ and we’re the first retailer to pledge our commitment to this initiative.
As part of this commitment we offer an Apprenticeship scheme and are fully committed to providing individuals with an entry route into a career in optical retailing. Our 13 month programme allows Apprentices to earn and learn at the same time and at a pace that suits them. Our programme has been developed to enable us to retain all our Apprentices post completion of the course.
Our career opportunities are unique so you won’t be short of opportunities. You’ll get involved in our business and receive lots of benefits, not just experience, which is great for someone who has just left school. What’s more if you successfully complete the programme your qualification is equivalent to 5 GCSEs.
We’re a serious business, with serious potential for everyone. If you join us you’ll have the opportunity to really express yours.