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Retail Partner

As market leader, a key part of our success is the contribution and skill of our Retail Joint Venture Partners. They’ve helped make us the number one choice for consumers. 

Key information

Our retail partners lead this side of the business, with the aim of providing the very best in customer service. Working closely with an optical partner, you’ll take responsibility for the day-to-day running of the business and its long-term growth.

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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Your first step is to apply for the Partnership position you want

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After an initial pre-screen, those meeting the requirements will have a telephone interview

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Next is the assessment centre. You’ll also complete a questionnaire in advance

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Internal candidates will attend Pathway for a 6 month in-store project and final assessment centre

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External candidates attend a final assessment centre.

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We'll approve candidates for partnership and you'll join our waiting list/talent pools

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If you've registered interest in a specific store, there is an extra stage where you will attend the Partner Selection Centre.

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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