Culture, motivation and sticking to her moral compass: how Carly Parkinson is supporting Specsavers’ recruitment mission

Seven-year itch? Not for Carly Parkinson, Specsavers’ Head of Partner Recruitment and Specsavers Recruitment Services (SRS). While she might be celebrating her seven-year anniversary with Specsavers this week, for Carly, it’s been a case of “time flies when you’re having fun”. “It certainly does not feel like I’ve been with the business for seven years. […]

Designing her own career with Specsavers

A passion for helping others grow is what led Specsavers’ Learning Design Manager Michaela Cassidy to her current role. Michaela, who joined the business in 2008, has spent the past 12 years designing and delivering training to ensure Specsavers team members have the skills they need to develop their careers. “I have a degree in […]

Specsavers L&D Team scoops 2020 LearnX Awards

Specsavers’ Retail Training & Development team has once again received recognition from LearnX, taking out seven awards at the LearnX Live! Virtual Summit & Awards Show on Thursday 17 September 2020. Specsavers took home won Platinum Awards (the top award) for every category entered; an amazing acknowledgment from the industry. The categories included: Best Induction/Onboarding Project: Specsavers […]

A marriage of marketing and finance: Meet our Commercial Finance Manager

From understanding store performance, to analysing customer insights and challenging assumptions, Phil Barcellona is the person Specsavers Marketing team turns to for commercial advice. As Specsavers Commercial Finance Manager – Marketing, Phil is responsible for working with various stakeholders within the Marketing and eCommerce teams to drive commercial decisions and provide insights on how the […]

Specsavers named great place to work

Specsavers Australia is thrilled to have been named a Great Place to Work®, after receiving certification in May this year. Produced each year by research institute Great Place to Work Australia, the Great Places to Work list features Australian and international companies that have been ranked based on employee surveys and an evaluation of the […]

Experiencing the clinical environment

Graduate optometrist Sharni Welran works between Specsavers Richmond and Specsavers Nelson stores in Nelson, New Zealand. She studied a Bachelor of Optometry at the University of Auckland in New Zealand after studying a BSc in Psychology in Christchurch. She’s originally from a small town in the South Island and found Nelson to be a great compromise […]

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