Apprenticeships and future talent

Future talent programme

Become a leader of tomorrow, today

Specsavers’ future talent programme is an 18-month programme designed to develop the future global business leaders of tomorrow, today. This is a unique opportunity open to graduates and young professionals who want to accelerate their careers in a growing and diverse global business.

At Specsavers, we're as ambitious as you are

We are on the lookout for talented, high performers across the globe. Broken down into three 6-month assignments you will be working cross functionally to deliver real projects, in ‘live’ roles that have clear objectives and responsibility. You might find yourself championing our corporate social responsibility within our supply chain, driving growth and innovation in our contact lens business, implementing our category marketing initiatives or supporting the development of a robust customer experience strategy.

We select the very best applicants to fill only a few places available on this flagship programme so this is a truly unique opportunity which offers bespoke experiences to those wanting to continue their learning across a wide range of business functions.

Programme highlights

Kick-start your career with all-embracing support from the entire business. Sponsored by the manager director, you will be given visibility and real accountability presenting to the board at the end of each assignment.

Throughout the programme you will develop your commercial and business acumen whilst also building your professional network. In a people focused business where collaboration is at the heart of what we do, we really listen to what’s important to you. We will support your progression with an extensive and practical learning and development programme to help you flourish and create your own path to future leadership. And you won’t be alone, you will be working with all successful applications to learn with and from each other – you’ll be part of an amazing future talent team to really help springboard your career.

What makes a future leader at Specsavers?

We are looking for high performing professionals with a business or related degree or experience. As a market leader, innovation and strategic thinking have been paramount in driving our business forward. We are living in a world that is constantly changing, so our market and business has to adapt and evolve to that. We are looking for individuals who have demonstrated the ambition and drive to achieve exceptional results in their work or academic performance. Being part of our future talent programme will require agility, pace and someone who is comfortable working in our ever-changing business.


A competitive salary package is available with a guaranteed job offer at the end of the programme. This is your chance to build a career in a dynamic, growing, global, multi-channel business. Most importantly, we look forward to welcoming you into the warm and friendly environment of a family run business.

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