The team in Leighton Buzzard is on the hunt for new recruits to join the store as a pre-registration optometrist (pre-reg).

The new team members will be supervised by Thomas Clark and Andrew Smith, who have worked at the store for 10 years and eight years respectively.

Both have previous experience supervising team members, with the last pre-reg recruit passing first time thanks to a supportive and collaborative working environment.

Support spells success

Store directors Bhavash and Ekta Kotecha said: ‘We work as a great team here in Leighton Buzzard. Everyone mucks in and we are fully supportive of one another, which was highlighted by Specsavers when we were awarded Platinum Employer status.

'We are a family-run business thriving to serve our customers with the best service and products, and that means we want the best team working with us.

‘As a pre-reg you won’t be pushed to speed up your testing time, and your hospital placement will be organised for you. Myself and Bhavash are both optometrists and understand the issues you may have to face during your pre-reg year - after all, we have done it ourselves!’

Encouraged to flourish

The team is supportive of personal aspirations and encourage employees to explore more specialised training schemes to develop their skill set, or prepare them for a management role. Staff may also wish to explore the Specsavers’ Pathway - a programme designed to help them run their own practice in the future.


Leighton Buzzard is a very easy location to get to by car or by taking the train. For those who drive, it’s about a 45 minute journey from North West London. For those taking public transport, there's a fast train from Harrow Weald and also Watford going straight into Leighton Buzzard.

Salary and benefits

Salary packages are attractive and will be discussed during interview process. Your store will usually pay for GOC fees, provide schemes covering medical, dental and insurance.

Ekta added: ‘So if you’d think you’ve got what it takes and are interested to learn more about career opportunities at Specsavers, please visit us in store or call 01525 219 030,’.

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