For Mayzie Wallen, work is all about the why

Before joining Specsavers, Mayzie Wallan was working in a ‘dream job’ in the music industry. “I have a Master’s in Accounting and previously had worked for Deloitte in external audit, and before that in compliance with an administrator for the Workers Compensation scheme. But my last role was as an account manager in a business […]

My retail career: It’s all about relationships

Have you ever wondered what a career in retail is all about? For Nicole Benedicic, who has worked for some of the largest retailers in the country, a career in retail is about building strong relationships and delivering an exceptional customer experience. Nicole, who joined Specsavers nine months ago as a Regional Relationship Manager for […]

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 […]

Liam’s journey to success in Technology

Ambition, willingness to learn and passion for technology were the things Liam Venables needed to take the leap from store to Support Office. Liam has spent almost five years at Specsavers and now as a Business Analyst, he has a holistic understanding of the business and a breadth of skills in Technology. He joined the […]

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 […]

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