Jobs & Careers

James Conway, dispensing optician at Dipple and Conway.

Career of the week: Dispensing optician

When it comes to choosing a pair of spectacles, most of us will try on a few designs, check the latest trends and see what our friends and family think of the frames. For dispensing opticians like James Conway at Dipple & Conway, its three years’ hard study and annual training “top-ups” to be able to interpret people’s prescriptions. Amanda Sandland-Taylor finds out more.

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Dick Palmer, Andrew Barnes, Chloe Smith MP, Julia Nix and Nigel Pickover at the launch of the Norwich For Jobs initiative supported by local businesses, education groups and job support services.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Norwich for Jobs campaign calls for experts to help cut youth unemployment

<NEEDS NFJ LOGO> A jobs campaign hopes to learn from the experts as it works to dramatically cut youth unemployment in the Norwich area.

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Kathryn Hirst, partner and employment solicitor, Hansells Solicitors & Financial Advisers.

Career of the week: Solicitor

Kathryn Hirst is an employment solicitor at Norwich and Norfolk law firm Hansells Solicitors & Financial Advisers. You need first-class communication skills as well as legal knowledge to do the job, as Amanda Sandland-Taylor discovered.

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Chartered Structural Engineer and director of Norwich-based Canham Consulting Rob Panter.

Career of the week: Structural engineer

A structural engineer plays a vital role in the design of buildings and structures. His or her skills are used to ensure that the structural elements of a building are properly designed so that they are safe for our use and enjoyment. Amanda Sandland-Taylor spoke to chartered structural engineer Rob Panter, a director of Norwich-based Canham Consulting, to find out more.

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Norwich Lanes, Jarrolds.

Jarrolds backs Norwich For Jobs campaign

One of the city’s most recognisable employers is backing a campaign to dramatically cut youth unemployment in the Norwich area.

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