This is an account of two weeks work
experience carried out in 2003 by Catriona Macdonald, of Thurso High School, in
her own words.
"Hi! I am Catriona Macdonald, a 5th
year pupil attending Thurso High School where 5th year pupils have the
opportunity to carry out 2 weeks work experience that is hopefully
closely suited to their needs. Having studied three science
subjects Optometry is a career option for me but I must admit I thought
before my work experience that this could be slightly tedious and there
was a chance that I would not choose this for a career. However,
the insight I gained into Optometry and other related duties during my
work experience with G A Henderson was very valuable to the extent that
now, depending on my results, it is a career I would pursue and enjoy.
Graham Henderson is a very busy optician
serving a large number of people in the Highland
was a friendly place to work, and Graham and his wife Carole, June and
Sherryl the receptionists made me feel at ease, it is obvious from the
atmosphere that customer care is very high priority. What
impressed me the most was Graham, busy as he is, carrying out house
calls for those unable to attend due to ill health/disability.
also offered further help, even outwith my work experience, should I
choose Optometry as a career.
has been a great experience for me and I enjoyed every minute as well as
gaining a better understanding of the subject.
for the opportunity and for the help and support everyone gave."