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Apprenticeships and New Talent

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At Specsavers, we are passionate about developing our people so they can be the best they
can be. Apprenticeships are a great example of our grow your own philosophy, and
our diverse range of apprenticeships even goes up to Master’s degree level. We employ
apprentices in our retail stores, in our support offices and in our manufacturing and
distribution sites.

Whether you’re a graduate, student, school leaver or just want to be inspired by the
possibilities ahead of you, we’ll help you develop the right skills and achieve your potential.
We’re on the lookout for future healthcare leaders with innovative, fresh ideas. Start your
career with Specsavers to make a real difference to the lives of our customers, patients and

We really are making a positive difference to the lives of all and we want you to be part of
that future too, so find where you could fit in below.

Our apprenticeships

Customer service apprenticeship

Hearing aid dispenser apprenticeship

Optical assistant apprenticeship

Spectacle maker apprenticeship


of successful apprentices take a role in the store they trained in


of apprentices feel their career prospects have improved


of apprentices who take a role in store progress to clinical qualifications or management

Opportunity to progress

You will work towards nationally recognised qualifications and genuinely build a career that will provide you with a range of future opportunities.

From the day you start, your personal development will be just that – personal – enabling you to develop the skills that are best suited to your chosen career path. You could go on to develop your clinical qualifications or progress into management.

See what our former apprentice Chelsie – now a store manager – has to say.

Pre-reg optometry jobs

Our pre-reg programme is all about getting your optometry career off to the best possible start. Forward-thinking, dynamic and engaging, the programme supports your learning and helps you to be the best you can be.

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Exploring careers in optometry and optics

It’s a great choice for STEM students. But what is optometry and what does it take to become an optometrist?

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Outstanding grading for our ‘exceptional’ apprenticeship programme. 

CIPD people awards 2018

The CIPD awarded us Category Winner for Best Apprenticeship Scheme and Overall Winner at the People Management Awards.

Princess Royal Training Award 2018

The Princess Royal Training Awards recognised the value Specsavers has in apprentices through the support it provides in The Big Apprenticeship Promise.

Your opportunities

Be the best you can be. That's the promise we make to every one of our employees. Check out opportunities to join here.

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