Lab Manager

Responsible for the day-to-day running of our busy in-store laboratories, our lab managers are a valued part of every store’s management team. 

Key information

This is a role that puts you right at the sharp end of the business. Which makes it the perfect place to not only hone your management skills, but also gain an insight into Specsavers as a whole.

Critical to our success

Even with the biggest and best selection of frames available, where would we be without our dedicated teams of lab techs to glaze them for each individual customer? This wouldn't happen without a focused manager in place to ensure the quality of work.

Opening doors

Whether you intend to stay in a lab-based management role or are keen to explore other opportunities in retail or central support, Specsavers can offer all kinds of possibilities. You could also look at Partnership, and joining our Pathway programme.

Brilliantly equipped

We - and our Joint Venture Partners - believe in providing our lab teams with the best possible equipment. Because only with best equipment can they excel in their roles and produce their best work.

Get in touch

To talk to someone in more detail about our lab tech opportunities, contact our in-house recruitment team on 01566 771888 or email

Career progression

  • 1

    Specsavers Induction


    Optical Assistant Apprenticeship

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    Optical Assistant 1,2,3



  • 5

    Assistant Manager


    Retail Store Manager

  • 7

    Pathway - our partner development programme


    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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Your first step is simply to apply online for the store position you want

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Applicants go through initial pre-screen, which could include an online assessment exercise

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If you're shortlisted, you'll be invited to a store-based interview (or a field based interview for domiciliary roles)

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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

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

Training and development

Continuous learning

Throughout your time at Specsavers, we’ll give you all the on-the-job training you need to excel in your current role and prepare for the next steps on your chosen career path.

Becoming a Partner

If you aspire to run your own business, we’ll first help you move across to the retail side of Specsavers, then on to our Pathway programme which will help develop the skills you need to join our growing family of Joint Venture Partners.

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