Following the successful appointment of more than 600 optometrists in 2014, the UK’s leading independent opticians expects to recruit a similar number in 2015.
There will also be lots of opportunities for dispensing opticians, optical assistants and retail staff as Specsavers embarks on significant expansion this year. Successful applicants will benefit from the wide range of career development and training programmes that Specsavers is renowned for.
Many new job opportunities
Robert Mould, Specsavers' head of recruitment services, said: 'We’re glad to be announcing so many new opportunities to welcome new staff to the business this year.
Investing in people
To make sure our stores have the best possible support, we’re continuing to invest in people, our stores and our infrastructure. With a host of award-winning development programmes available, as well as our strong university links, successful applicants will find plenty of opportunities to develop their skills.’
Partner with Specsavers
The Specsavers Partnership is the world's largest optical retailer with almost 2,000 locally run stores operating across 10 countries. There are currently over 15,000 people working in stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland, of which 1,700 are Joint Venture Partners that own and run the stores.
Specsavers is always looking for new JVPs and runs a successful Pathway scheme for its opticians and retail staff that wish to progress to owning and running their own store. This pioneering initiative involves an intensive 24-week with training on three core areas including culture and brand, finance and business, and leadership.
Mr Mould continued: ‘As a family-run company, our culture is based on strong family values. We set ourselves high targets, but we get things done by doing the simple things well and developing strong partnerships that enable people to fulfil their potential.
For our customers, this means having their expectations exceeded every time they walk into a Specsavers store. For our Joint Venture Partners, it means having the support they need to build a successful business. And for our people it means having the scope and opportunity to develop their skills and build a successful career.’