Inspiring the next generation

Posted on March 12, 2018
Author: Sam Reed

At Specsavers, we’re proud of the industry-leading role we’ve always taken in promoting and developing the very best talent out there.

We want to be recognised as one of the leading STEM employers in the UK - and we're taking a big step towards achieving this by running a series of exciting and inspiring workshops for Primary,
Y7-10 and Y11-13 students at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, from 14-17 March.

Lucy Knock, Early Careers Manager at Specsavers said: '80,000 students from across the UK are expected to attend the Big Bang Fair, providing a unique opportunity to showcase optometry careers. We’re running interactive, hands-on workshops to give students a real insight into the
broad opportunities Specsavers offers, and a taste of what a career in optometry is all about. Students will have the opportunity to see the back of their eye using OCT technology and learn more about conditions like glaucoma and the impact it can have.'

We are pro-actively targeting students with an interest in STEM subjects – and this is a chance to actively engage a number of different age groups, all in one go. We have specifically created practical, interactive workshops to get students excited about the diverse opportunities that are available in Optometry at Specsavers.

Taking part in events like the Big Bang Fair is fundamental to our Early Careers strategy, which is all about inspiring and developing the next generation of talented, highly-skilled Optometrists where they're most needed throughout the UK.

At the heart of this strategy are the relationships we build with young people, by inspiring them and raising awareness of the huge range of opportunities available to them in Optometry.

If you’d like to find out more about our Early Careers strategy, or how Specsavers are involved in delivering workshops to students in local schools, then contact Lucy Knock, Early Careers Manager at