Julia has worked as a volunteer since the age of 13, and moved into paid retail work at 17. She is currently studying at Bradford College on day release to become a fully fledged Dispensing Optician. Until then, she is a Student Dispensing Optician and is registered with ABDO (the professional body for Dispensing Opticians), and the GOC (General Optical Council).

She has worn glasses for 12 years, and has always loved choosing them, and helping family members to choose theirs. She loves interacting with people, so the job is ideal for her. She has lived in Nottingham her whole life, although she can't tell you street names!


  • Drinking tea - Milk no sugar
  • Musicals - Both watching them and performing them
  • Food - Eating NOT cooking


  • Sugar in tea
  • Parsnips
  • Red Roses - All other colours are fine!