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ABDO is launching a new dedicated website for 2022.

ABDO is launching a new dedicated website for 2022.

Careers in Eyecare, the award-winning campaign from the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO), is launching a new dedicated website for 2022.

Building on its existing partnership with Youth Employment UK (YEUK), young people, parents and carers, employers and careers teachers can now access all the Careers in Eyecare resources at www.careersineyecare.org.uk.

The site offers the chance to explore careers including: contact lens optician dispensing optician eye clinic liaison officer low vision optician – optical assistantoptical laboratory technicianoptical practice manageroptical sales representativeophthalmologistophthalmic nurseoptometrist and orthoptist. More careers will be highlighted in 2022.

Visitors to the site can find a range of resources including:

  • Career guides
  • Information about apprenticeships
  • Tips to help with study
  • Advice on finding work
  • Day in the life case studies
  • Work experience resources for young people and employers
  • Guides for professionals on becoming a STEM ambassador, plus lesson plans.

The Careers in Eyecare campaign promotes careers across the sector, highlighting the range of clinical, fashion, design, technical and retail roles available. It was launched in 2020 and maximises the use of social media to reach out to young people, parents and careers advisers, and those looking to change career.

Announcing the new site, Antonia Chitty, ABDO Head of Communications and IT said, “Over the past two years we have developed a great range of materials, and it is fantastic to be able to host these all in one website.

“There is a great range of careers available in eyecare, and we want every young person to aware of their options. There are plenty of entry level opportunities and a solid career pathway, ensuring every young person who enters the world of eye care can develop their skills, achieve qualifications, and reach their full potential.

“I want to give a big thank you to our sponsors, Stepper UK Ltd, Specsavers and Woodspeen Training who have backed Careers in Eyecare in 2021 and allowed us to extend our reach online. This new website will build on the YEUK Careers in Eyecare hub, and the extensive links we have on social media. We’re looking forward to a great 2022 for the campaign.”

Find out more about ABDO’s Careers in Eyecare campaign here.

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