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Optical Partner

We believe that opticians should lead professional optics. That’s why our Optical Joint Venture Partners are key to making Specsavers the UK’s most trusted opticians.

Key information

As experienced optometrists, our optical partners bring a mix of considerable skills along with a real drive and ambition to succeed. This means combining the provision of direct eye care to our customers whilst also managing the day-to-day running of the business.

If a Partnership with Specsavers sounds like the right opportunity for you and you would like to find out more, click here for the Joint Venture Partnership Brochure.

Business support

Our business development team helps support new partners to maximise the potential of their new venture. You’ll be supported in everything from choosing a location and enhancing store systems through to compiling profit and loss projections, developing leadership skills and improving customer service.

Your own business

As a Joint Venture Partner, you will enjoy all of the benefits of running your own business combined with the rewards of managing a successful team. In return, Specsavers will support you in every way we can, just as we have helped 1,500 partners worldwide to achieve their aspirations of becoming a business leader.

Shape your team

Leading a varied team covering different roles within the store, you’ll have the opportunity to build and develop your own people. This means taking part in recruitment and training so that your store is always ready to provide the excellent level of service our customers expect.

Closer to the community

With local ownership, your store is also part of the community - offering greater opportunity for involvement in enhanced services such as local shared care schemes.

Application process

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Optometry roles - simply call Specsavers Recruitment on 01566 771888 or apply online for the position

Graduate pre reg - apply online only

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Step

2

Optometry roles - if you applied through the website, you will get an initial telephone call from Specsavers Recruitment (if you called direct, then skip to step 3)

Graduate pre reg - if you match our criteria, you will be invited to attend an assessment centre

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3

Optometry roles - if you're shortlisted, the next stage is an interview based at a store (or a field based interview for domiciliary roles

Graduate pre reg - if successful at assessment you will be matched to a summer placement in one of our stores and considered for further pre reg opportunities

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4

Optometry roles - if you're successful at interview, we could make you an offer or ask you to do a trial session to see how well you'd fit in

Graduate pre reg - if your summer placement is a success you could be offered a pre reg in that store or in our network of UK stores

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5

Optometry roles - at this point we'll make our final decisions and begin to offer roles to the people who really stood out

Graduate pre reg - you could be offered further interviews or trial sessions in stores, with a view to being offered a Specsavers Pre Reg contract

Training and development

Professional development

We’re committed to developing all our people. This commitment is at the heart of our business and we provide an extensive up-to-the minute professional development programme for partners and store staff.

Bespoke training

There’s more to running your own business than many people imagine. Which is why we support our Joint Venture Partners in making that transition. Pathway, our internal partner development programme is a tailor-made package that helps aspiring partners develop the commercial and people skills they need to make their business a success.

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