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Dispensing Optician

As a dispensing optician in a Specsavers
store, you will be a highly valued member
of our clinical team. Our innovative new
digital precision eyecare will ensure that
you are at the cutting edge of your career.

Key information

Our obsession with delivering a great customer journey hinges on our dispensing teams ensuring that everyone walks away with a product that really meets their needs. Our optometrists rely on the clinical excellence of the dispensing team to match their advice in the testing room. 

Fantastic support

With a highly trained and dedicated team of dispensing and optical assistants behind you, you’ll have all the support you need to excel in your role.

Big influence

One benefit of working directly with a Joint Venture Partner in store is that you can contribute to the clinical direction of the business - your input and ideas matter more.

Well equipped

You’ll have access to a fantastic range of products and the latest equipment, including virtual dispensing technology.

Get in touch

To talk to someone in more detail about our opportunities in dispensing, contact our in-house recruitment team on 01566 771888 or email uk.recruitment@specsavers.com

Career progression


  • 1

    Specsavers induction

    2

    Pre Reg


  • 3

    Optometrist

    4

    Senior Optometrist


  • 5

    Pathway - our partner development programme

    6

    Joint Venture Partner

We’re committed to giving everyone at Specsavers all the learning and development opportunities they need to achieve their full potential. Everyone is different, which is why we'll draw up a personal development plan for you which aligns with your own talents and ambitions. Scroll through the roles above to see where your career could be headed.

Application process

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Step

1

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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Step

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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Step

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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Step

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

Continuous Education and Training

Our continually-updated programme of online learning modules covers all competencies for all practitioner groups. And our global in-house journal features regular CET articles, news and updates.

Professional Advancement Conferences

We run the largest annual Professional Advancement Conference for Optometrists in the UK, plus a series of regional MiniPAC events - all offering lecture-based learning, workshops and group discussions.

In-house development

Our in-store peer discussion programme covers a wide range of clinical and commercial topics and we offer plenty of dedicated in-house training too. All of which will help develop both your clinical and leadership skills.

Becoming a Partner

If you aspire to run your own business, Pathway, our internal development programme can help you develop the commercial and leadership skills you need to join our growing family of successful Joint Venture Partners.

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