Lead our business to the next level

Partner in development

Begin your journey here

Designed for ambitious and entrepreneurial colleagues who stand behind the Specsavers values, our Partner in Development programme will take your career to the next level. It will give you the training and preparation you need to become the owner of a Specsavers store and a Specsavers leader of tomorrow. Throughout the programme, you’ll learn leadership skills and practical techniques that you can apply in your store right away. And, you’ll receive continuous coaching and mentoring support from start to finish.

To be considered for this programme, you must:

  • Be already employed in one of our stores.
  • Understand and support our business model.
  • Have a sum ready to invest.
  • Be open to relocating for the right opportunity.

1. Start here

Your journey begins with a pre-assessment. Together, we will map out your personal development needs. We’ll identify your unique training requirements, and build a bespoke plan to get you on track towards your goal of becoming a Specsavers partner.

2. Learning gap analysis

The second stage will identify your unique development requirements in order to build your personal plan. This will be a mix of both face-to-face and virtual activities. From this, you will develop your own timetable to meet your personal needs.

3. Core plan

Your core plan will be unique to you. It will be delivered using a variety of modules, for example, a mix of both virtual and face-to-face activities. It will be flexible. Balancing business needs and your development objectives is our priority. Leaving you able to undertake your primary role in the store while you learn.

4. Final assessment

At the end of your journey, you will complete an assessment. Your assessment process will be defined and agreed with your Partner in Development support team. When successful, you will get the keys to your very own store.

Ready to get started?

Join the Partner in development programme today

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