Grow your own way with Specsavers

Specsavers is a great British success story – a family-run retailer that is a familiar name on almost every high street in the UK and Ireland.

The 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. However, we are more than just an advertising campaign and more than just retailer – our purpose is to change lives through better sight and hearing. It’s why we exist, every day, all around the world.

Kyle - Audiology Apprentice

Hear why Kyle chose an apprenticeship at Specsavers and how it’s opened so many different doors for him in terms of career paths and friendships.

We want to make a difference to people’s lives, including yours

Specsavers is a global business: you can find us in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

We employ over 46,000+ people globally who work across our 2,600+ optical, audiology, domiciliary and ophthalmology businesses, as well as in our support offices and throughout our supply chain function. Our roles range from: clinical experts – optometrists to audiologists, becoming a partner and running your own business, being part of our store team as an optical assistant or retail role, working in our support office functions which could include marketing, finance, HR or technology and many more, and working at one of our supply chain sites. At Specsavers, we are passionate about developing our people so they can be the best they can be. We offer a range of apprenticeships from level 2 to master’s degree level, and these are available in our stores, support offices and in our manufacturing and distribution sites.

Perks and benefits

  • Cycle scheme

  • Employee assistance

  • Health cover

  • Learning and development

  • Pension

  • Wellbeing scheme


Forum 6, Solent Business Park, Whiteley, Hampshire, PO15 7PA

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Retail, Healthcare

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Joining Specsavers was the best decision

I was supported to develop into the best optometrist. Upon qualifying in 2013, I sat down with my director to make a five-yeah plan and I furthered my Clinical Education and undertook independent prescribing training

I love working at Specsavers. Every day brings a new opportunity.

I’ve been supported to do a variety of roles including secondments to try something new, from HR to more specialist roles, building relationships with people all over the Specsavers globe.

It isn’t just a job

I believe it’s a real change to learn from brilliant professionals and build a solid foundation for my career where there a clear path of progression.
Specsavers supported me through my Hearing Aid Dispenser university course at Anglia Ruskin University. I loved that I left with no student debt, got paid, and still lived near the store I was working in. I really valued the support, as supervisors are on hand through the process, both in-store and Head Office.
HAD apprentice (now Clinical Lead)

University partners

Anglia Ruskin University

East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT

Aston University, Birmingham

Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET

De Montfort University

The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

University of Southampton

Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

University Centre South Devon – South Devon College

Vantage Point, Long Road, Paignton, TQ4 7EJ


We are a family run business that is driven by family values, and it is this culture that is the foundation that allows everything else to be possible. Joining us means joining an ambitious yet down to earth group of people who thrive at a high pace. You’ll be encouraged to unearth new skills, abilities, and opportunities, and push yourself like never before. We work hard but we have loads of fun along the way. We promise more than simply a job and a workplace, but a career and a team. And a career where you can truly make a difference.


Our Specsavers values make clear what it is we stand for. They help to guide our decision making. Our values have been integral to us for many years, and we’ve recently reviewed, refreshed and simplified them. At Specsavers we do the right thing, we care for one another and we deliver on our promises – this is what we stand for. Our Specsavers behaviours help us to bring to life these values every day through our actions. They demonstrate how we work now, and, in the future to help Specsavers to continue to thrive and grow.


Rising Star Team Manager of the Year (Gold Award) - UK National Contact Centre Awards


Best Colleague Wellbeing Programme (Silver Award) - UK National Contact Centre Awards


No. 22 in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers rankings