Specsavers Tunbridge Wells are always on the lookout for the next generation of optometrists – and they recently took that search to a careers event at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Girls.

Career opportunities

The event, open to students from other local schools too, gave the store in Mount Pleasant Road the chance to highlight a new website called ‘A Career with a View'.

It is designed to highlight the benefits of a career in optometry to science, technology, english and maths (STEM) students – and the career opportunities that could be available to them at Specsavers.


Ian Hyland, store director in Tunbridge Wells, said: ‘We want to help open young people’s eyes to the idea of a career in optometry.

‘We have tailored career support packages for students in year 9 and year 12, as well as offering store visits, work experience and support through university for people who want to study optometry. Specsavers really is a terrific place for young people to build a career.’

Career development

‘And that applies in non-clinical roles too. A number of Specsavers store managers and even store directors started with the organisation in junior roles and climbed through the ranks.

'The most important thing to build a career with us is the right attitude and a real enthusiasm for eyecare or audiology.

‘Why not check out ‘A Career with a View' or our recruitment website today to find out more about how you, or a member of your family, could build a career with us.’

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