About our Partnership in Development (PID) programme

Posted in Partnership on September 08, 2017
Author: Lifeatspecsavers

Imagine becoming the leader you were born to be 

At the very heart of Specsavers success is the "partnership" - a joint venture partnership
(JVP) model that enables optical, audiology and retail professionals to run their very own store.

The JVP model is an industry-leader, taking Specsavers to number one in both the UK optics and hearcare markets. The secret to the success is the partners themselves, who wake up every day and focus on what matters most - looking after their customers and leading their own, chosen team. The beauty of the model allows partners to deliver the day to day running of the business, with an array of support services provided by a hugely successful global brand.

For most professionals in the industry, a Specsavers partnership is the top of the ladder. A chance to own your very own store, build your team and provide outstanding clinical care, all with the financial rewards of drawing 100% of the profits from the business - this is a chance not to be missed. But owning and directing a £multi-million business is a tough task, requiring leadership, commercial and clinical expertise. 

At Specsavers, we realise that the step up from optometrist or store manager to business owner is in reality quite a huge leap, so we help you get there with our "Partner in Development Programme". The PID programme takes ambitious, driven professionals and moulds them into competent and confident business owners, ensuring you hit the ground running as a JVP. The programme itself is a combination of classroom learning, in-store training, online resources, executive coaching and the chance to learn from experienced partner mentors. You will be hosted in a centre of excellence store with leading partners, where you will learn the ropes of business ownership before stepping into your very own store. 

Imagine becoming the leader you were born to be. The Partner in Development programme will help you get there. Then you can realise the dream of running your very own business, putting all your energies into looking after your customers and leading your team to success. With the market leader supporting you every step of the way, this is true partnership.

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