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Optometrist

Join us as an optometrist in one of our
stores, and we’ll value both your
professional skills and your input
into the store team and environment. 

Key information

Our aim is for the clinical and retail teams in our stores to work together to provide the best possible customer journey. This is achieved by good communication and a common goal of meeting the customer’s needs every time.

 

Rewards & Benefits

Joint venture partners at Specsavers have agreed a unique and wide-ranging benefits package for employed optometrists. 

Your future covered

Unrivalled clinical support and continuing professional development, including the latest technology, particularly OCT. Bespoke career development that includes leadership and clinical roles as well as partnership. GOC and College of Optometrists fees paid.

Your lifestyle covered

33 days holiday as standard (in most but not all stores), as well as exclusive access to Specsavers Perks, a benefit scheme that saves money on a range of products including holidays, days out, homeware, electronics and grocery shopping.

Your health covered

A susbstantial package of healthcare benefits, including routine and emergency dental care, prescription cover and allergy testing, yearly health checks and hospital stay cover.

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 & 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 training

Our in-store peer discussion programme covers a wide range of clinical and commercial topics and we have dedicated in-house training available for aspiring supervisors and facilitators.

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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