The Specsavers Runcorn team is celebrating after being awarded Platinum Employer status in recognition of its dedication to inspiring and developing the next generation of eye health experts.

Amazing accolade

The store scooped  the company’s national accolade after demonstrating its proven track record of prioritising its team’s wellbeing and career development. 

The 5 benchmarks

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

Store director, Chris Graham, 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.

Over the moon 

‘We are over the moon to 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. We have 30 employees and the majority are from Runcorn and 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.’

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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