A Belle Vale opticians is celebrating after being awarded Platinum Employer status in recognition of its dedication to inspiring and developing the next generation of eye health professionals.

Looking after staff

The Specsavers store located in Belle Vale Shopping Centre scooped the company’s national accolade after demonstrating its proven track record of prioritising its team’s wellbeing and career development.

The accreditation measures five benchmarks of the employee experience, including talent management, recruitment and induction, and performance management and reward.

Rewarding to be able to offer so many opportunties to develop

Belle Vale store director, Adam Ormrod, says: ‘As an employer, we think it’s really important to not only get the basics right, such as communication, resources and pay, but also to focus on helping our team learn and develop in the industry.

‘We’re thrilled be awarded the Platinum Employer accreditation and are committed to offering all our staff a varied and enriching career.

‘This is a huge accolade our whole team and says a lot about the working culture and staff environment we foster, most of whom live in the surrounding area.

We’re constantly looking at ways to innovate as an employer and to give back to the local community through employment opportunities.’

Great career opportunities

Specsavers director of HR, Mark Moorton, says: ‘The Platinum Employer scheme is an exciting new addition to our extensive portfolio of training and development programmes, helping our staff to benefit from the opportunity of a full-career journey from entry-level to store owner.’

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