Pathway - the journey to running your own business with Specsavers

Posted in Partnership on May 02, 2017
Author: Sam Reed

Specsavers sees your potential 

Take the next step towards running your own business with our Partnership module

Specsavers partnership is a demanding life but it offers the most incredibly satisfying and rewarding way to build a business and a career.’ Paul Marshall, Managing Director

Pathway is your journey to Partnership with Specsavers whether you come from Optics, Retail, Hearcare or Domiciliary. It is for ambitious individuals who live and breathe Specsavers and who want to secure their financial future by investing in one of our stores. The programme
will develop your expertise, so you’re prepared to manage and grow your own business. We’ll also provide you with the advice you need to put the relevant finances in place when you’re ready.

Launched in November 2011, Pathway now generates around 90% of all Specsavers’ partnership requirements for new stores, expanding stores and to replace partners who are retiring.

Becoming a Specsavers Partner

Pathway consists of a series of 2-day events with a total of eight modules over a six-month period, where you will be continually assessed on your contribution towards each of the modules. It also involves a work-based project, and a final assessment centre which includes a project presentation at which delegates are expected to demonstrate what they have learned and their leadership potential.

We are now taking applications for the August Intake!

Imagine a future and achieve your dreams where you’re running your own store and building a valuable asset. Imagine being supported every step of the way by the UK’s leading optical retailer, so you can continue to focus on what you do best – exceeding the expectations of our customers.

To discover more, view the course start dates and apply online, please visit:

If you have any questions about Pathway, please email Zara McGowan, Pathway Manager, at 

Click here to read real stories from our current Partners who achieved their career dream of running their own business with a Partnership at Specsavers.