Specsavers in Brownhills has recently been named as a Platinum Employer in recognition of its dedication to employee engagement, wellbeing and career development. 

The store, which currently has a team of eight, was externally assessed against five key areas including talent management, recruitment and induction, and learning and development to achieve the business accreditation. 

Staff support

‘We were so pleased when we received the news – it’s something we’ve been working hard towards so we’re delighted,’ says store director, Justine Page. ‘We have such a talented team here who are always working hard to provide the best service for our customers, so we want to strive to do our best for them by supporting career development, encouraging progression and recognising achievements.’

The prestigious Platinum Employer scheme was designed to support the recruitment and retention of store staff across the UK and Ireland. 

Justine continued: ‘As an employer, it’s important to not only get the basics right, such as communication, resources and pay, but to be able to help each member of staff achieve their full potential. I have been with Specsavers for more than 10 years and am grateful to have been given every opportunity to progress, and that’s our focus for the team here in Brownhills.’

Exciting scheme

Specsavers Director of HR, Mark Moorton, said: ‘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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