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My Wonderful Optical Express Journey So Far by Pamela


Pamela, Recruitment Team Leader
Pamela is studying for a Certificate in Human Resources Practice whilst continuing her role as Recruitment Team Leader at Optical Express.

“During my 2018 mid-year performance review I had said that I would like to work towards a related qualification, so I was delighted when I found out I had been put forward by my manager. It really made me feel valued not only as an employee of Optical Express, but that they cared about my wider goals and achievements.” Pamela is being fully supported during her course by Optical Express.

Pamela started her course in September 2018 and attends college one day a week until she graduates in June 2019. The course is based upon continued assessment and group work. She will also complete a full Continual Professional Development (CPD) plan.

Pamela’s really enjoying the course. “I enjoy learning more about HR and the vital role that it plays within an organisation, particularly useful is understanding the link between Recruitment and HR in Optical Express. The various theories on how to manage elements within the workplace and understanding more about the other course members work environments is giving me an interesting insight into other organisations.”

Once complete, Pamela will be enrolled as an Associate member of CIPD, and also looks forward to utilising the skills that she’s learned to become a more effective leader.

If you’ve considered studying for a qualification whilst working, Pamela has some great advice, “Go for it! However, do consider the balance needed between full time work and studying as it can be challenging at times. It’s hard work but I know it will be worth all of the effort in the end.”

If you are interested in joining Optical Express and gaining access to our industry leading training, then contact our Recruitment team who’ll be happy to let you know what opportunities we have across the UK and what other development opportunities we can offer you. You can contact us at or 01236 795146.