Developing people and fostering team spirit – Specsavers Ilford
July 16, 2019
With the introduction of brand-new cutting-edge technology and EOS schemes centre to their future plans; Specsavers Ilford is truly leading the way as a fantastic place to work and develop a career in optics.
There are so many opportunities within Specsavers, something that encouraged the store’s optical director, Mohammed Rehmani, to sell his own franchise of opticians before opening his own Specsavers store in Barking. After some great success developing and growing the Barking store, Mohammed then moved to Ilford to continue his Specsavers journey.
Since joining, the store has undergone a huge refit, increasing the number of test rooms as well as creating a dedicated call centre, contact lens departments, a new training room and staff area. They are even installing a new OCT machine in the next few months which will allow them to manage glaucoma patients in their practice.
With all of this in place plus the support of a forward-thinking store director, this is a store perfectly equipped for clinically-focused, talented optical professionals to provide an outstanding patient experience and take their career to the next level. Mohammed says: ‘Specsavers is a progressive organisation centred around the people within its stores. With the strength of the partnership being unique.’
‘The proudest moments for me are to help develop and foster a team spirit and environment which help individuals become the best version of themselves.’ Mohammed holds multiple CET events and runs leadership and management courses, giving the team in Ilford genuine opportunities to develop their careers. ‘Through regular performance reviews and developing personal development plans, I am truly able to understand what each individual’s aims and ambitions are.’
Like many other Specsavers stores, Ilford holds multiple instore events for colleagues and drives optometry forward in the local community. School engagement visits, high-vis vest distribution and sponsorship of their local bowls club are just some of the things the store has been involved in.
The team at Ilford are truly passionate about developing the careers of their employees and providing excellent care and service to their patients. This, combined with the opportunity to use industry leading technology means, in Mohammed’s words: ‘a career at Specsavers can help you unlock your full potential and achieve any of your ambitions.’
To find out more about new EOS schemes, career development and opportunities at Specsavers, simply click below to arrange a conversation with a member of our careers team.