Experience Specsavers

Our purpose

Changing lives through better sight and hearing

Specsavers is a great British success story – a family-run retailer that is a familiar name on almost every high street and in the community in the UK and Ireland. Our legendary catchphrase – ‘Should’ve gone to Specsavers’ – is used by everyone and its warm and witty marketing has won a place in people’s hearts.

We are proud of how far we’ve come as a business, now we want to see you grow with us.

We invite you into a supportive family

Specsavers began more than 35 years ago with the vision of two optometrists, Doug and Mary Perkins, who set out to provide best-value eyecare to everybody. 

Their passion for optometry has led Specsavers to become the largest privately-owned optical group in the world, delivering high-quality, affordable optical and hearing care in 10 countries. And it continues to shape the lives and experience of around 46,000 colleagues who are developing their careers with us across the globe 

Our business in numbers

Specsavers at a glance

Over the last 39 years, we’ve come a long way from our humble beginnings in the Perkins’ spare room. Nowadays, we’re proud to offer affordable eyecare and hearing services to customers across the globe.

2022/23 has been another incredible year for the Specsavers partnership, take a look at some of the numbers below:


businesses worldwide


first store opened


different job roles


countries with stores


frames sold


hearing aids sold

Our annual review - 2022 / 2023

Our annual review explains just some of the areas where we are making a difference: supporting our people through our commitment to creating a place we are all proud to belong, continuously enhancing our customer offer and ongoing investment in frames; reassessing our approach to sustainability to make more of a meaningful change.

Our values and behaviours

Our purpose to change lives through better sight and hearing is the reason we exist. Our values are what we stand for, they guide our decision making and have been integral to us for many years. These, along with our behaviours – which demonstrate how we work now, and, in the future – help Specsavers to continue to thrive and grow. With collaboration, curiosity, courage, compassion and our commercial minds we change millions of lives through better sight and hearing every year. Do you want to be part of that?

We cultivate your expertise

We actively encourage you to develop your career within Specsavers. That’s why one of the first things we’ll do when you join us is to create a personal development plan that fits with your strengths and gives you a clear idea of how you’re going to achieve your ambitions. You’ll also have access to a range of learning and development tools that provides a flexible online approach to learning, ranging from infographic quick tips and webinars to practical, face to face workshops.

We power your career

Whatever stage you’re at in your career, we offer an attractive path. We’ve got opportunities going all the way to Australia or you can build your own business. With Specsavers, you’ll have a position at a market-leading company with an impressive market share.

At Specsavers, everybody is somebody

We recognise the benefits of embracing a diverse and inclusive workforce, in terms of better business performance, more engaged employees, enhanced employer brand and greater innovation. We believe diversity and inclusion are key to achieving our long-term goals, ensuring we have the right people in the right place at the right time.

Rewards and benefits

We believe in rewarding our people for their hard work so have a great mix of benefits and opportunities for you to give you the recognition you deserve. See more below:

Store benefits

Our store directors are free to agree with you the reward and benefits package that is right for you and right for their business.

Support office benefits

As a global and successful business, we’re able to offer a range of highly attractive benefits in all our support office locations.

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