Working in technology at Specsavers

Join our data team

At Specsavers, you don’t just work in data.

You use data to change people's lives.

Do you want to be part of our award-winning global data team that is transforming Specsavers into a data-driven business?

We’re going to be doubling the size of the team to support our ambitious growth and development plans. This will create some incredible opportunities for people to join an amazing business area that, at its core, helps change customers’ lives.

Our vision is to establish a culture that empowers our colleagues across the business to deliver tangible value from data. We already deliver high-quality data products and enable the community through self-service, knowledge sharing and experience to become vital to the company’s success.

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Be part of an award-winning team

Specsavers global data team were named ‘Best data and analytics team’ at the DataIQ Awards 2021.

The DataIQ Awards honours both companies and individuals that have demonstrated excellence in the data industry over the past 12 months. Now in its ninth year, it hosts 26 awards across five focus areas recognising great work, people and teams.

Read more about Specsavers award entry here

In May 2023, the team were delighted to be named the ‘Best Place to Work in Data’ at the British Data Awards based on the strength of the feedback from our colleagues.

Members of the team commented on “the strength and supportive nature of the team, flexible working, as well as the volume and variety of data they work with.”

Swapping teaching for data analysis?

Heather Walker, Global Head of Data Science, Analytics and Visualisation recently joined the Life at Specsavers podcast alonsgide, Sammy Higgs a Data Visualisation Analyst.

Heather and Sammy shed light on their career journeys and talk about how they can make an impact in their roles working in data at Specsavers. The pair share some advice for anyone looking to get started with a career in data and also cover some challenges they have overcome in order to pursue a career in technology.

No qualifications or experience? No problem.

If you want to be part of our exciting plans you don’t need formal data qualifications or experience. Along with a passion for learning, here are some of the transferable skills you’ll have:

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