Looking for your next role in Technology?

Posted on July 18, 2019
Author: Sam Reed

Meet Ben our Technology Resourcing Partner

What was your background before joining Specsavers?
Before being approached to work for Specsavers I spent the previous 8+ years working for an IT recruitment agency in Southampton, supporting a number of south coast clients to build up their internal technology teams.

How long have you been Specsavers?
Just over 2 years.

In a nutshell, what do you do?
As the Technology Resourcing Partner, I work closely with our internal technology teams to ensure they have the best possible skilled individuals working within their teams.

What does your typical day look like?
A typical day for me would include liasing with internal stakeholders to discuss upcoming opportunities within technology. Whilst also discussing these and future potential opportunities with talented technology professionals interested in a careers at Specsavers.

What makes you most proud of your time at Specsavers so far?
Knowing that the technology team which I have helped build are key to the success of Specsavers and our ongoing technological innovation in providing the best medical healthcare service possible.

How has Specsavers supported your development?
Specsavers from day one has given me the opportunity of both real autonomy within my role and also provided me with opportunities to build my skillset by giving me exposure to market leading research tools, psychometric training and personality insights discovery.

What do you love about your job? What is a challenge?
Although my role of helping individuals find their next career challenge is extremely satisfying, the thing I love most about my job is the fact Specsavers makes such a positive difference to so many people’s long-term health!

Describe the Specsavers culture in three words:
Family, Fun and Fufilling!

What advice would you give someone looking to join Specsavers?
Get in touch ASAP! Even if not actively looking for a new role and just want an informal chat, get in touch. 


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