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Specsavers to recruit 1,800 staff

Specsavers is creating 1,800 new jobs to to cope with growth in the business and the pent-up demand for sight and hearing tests following the end of lockdown.

The high street opticians and audiologists - with branches in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud and Tewkesbury - says 400 of vacancies are in stores and many don't always require optical experience.

In addition, there are 61 home visit roles and 730 management and laboratory roles for more experienced job seekers.

Paul Marshall, UK Managing Director, said: "In the current climate we think it is important to invest in our communities and do all we can to get the high street back up and running.

"Apprenticeships will be key to rebuilding the jobs market, especially for young people. They can really help businesses develop and prosper and equip people with the skills and tools they need to become successful."

Alan Gregg, Head of Recruitment, said: "As well as people with optical or audiology experience, we are eager to find experienced retailers who put the customer at the heart of what they do. This will help us to continue to offer the highest standards of care in order to meet the pent-up demand brought about by lockdowns and social distancing restrictions."

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