Graduate Optometrist

Specsavers will give you the opportunity to use all the skills you have developed during your University degree. Our Graduate Program is structured and ensures you start practicing optometry supported by an in-store mentor.

Key information

When you first join Specsavers as a Graduate Optometrist, you will be part of a two-year development program that is specifically designed for recently qualified Optometrists. This will give you the opportunity to participate in a combination of professional events, courses and experiences that will enrich your professional life. As a whole, it capitalises on the collective knowledge and experience of our in-store optometry partners and the Specsavers Professional Development team.

This allows you to begin working with customers and further developing your optometry skills with maximum support from mentors and the clinical team. You will also receive on-going training and development opportunities and the chance to refine and grow your clinical and business skills.


Customer Consultation

Consultations with customers to conduct sight tests and best value eyecare will be a key element of your role. The broad range of patients you will become experienced caring for is crucial to your development. You will always have access to the full range of high quality optometry equipment including digital retinal cameras, tonometers, slit lamps, keratometers, ophthalmoscopes and retinoscopes.


To add to your knowledge and experience, you will also spend some of your time working with the Dispensing team and the Retail Joint Venture Partner within the store. This will give you a rounded understanding of a Specsavers store, the customer journey and the products we offer our customers.

Specialist visits

Quarterly external visitations to other professionals involved in eycare are part of the two-year structured Specsavers Graduate Program. This includes local Ophthalmologists, hospitals or other clinics.

Career progression

  • 1

    Student Optometrist


    Optometrist Graduate Year 1

  • 3

    Optometrist Graduate Year 2



  • 5

    Senior Optometrist


    Pathway (Specsavers development program)

  • 7

    Joint Venture Partner

We are committed to giving everyone at Specsavers all the learning and development opportunities they need to achieve their full potential. Everyone is different, which is why we will draw up a personal development plan for you which aligns with your own talents and ambitions. Scroll through the roles above to see where your career could be headed.

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Email your interest to the Graduate Program Team  

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You will receive an initial phone call from a Graduate Program Team member 

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If you’re shortlisted, the next stage is an interview based at a  store


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If you’re successful at interview stage, a reference check will be conducted.

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You will notified of your application status whether you are successful or not for the position and the successful candidate will be offered the postion

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 An employment contract will be issued via email

Training and development

Optometry Student Membership

Optometry student members will gain early access to the benefits of the Graduate Program, an industry-leading training course that is unique to Specsavers. The program is designed to help prepare Optometrists in training like you for their future career.

Ongoing opportunities

The Specsavers Graduate Program is designed specifically to provide you with the tools and skills you need to become a customer focused clinician, great communicator, understand the business of Optometrist or eventually even run your own Specsavers practice.

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    About usSpecsavers arrival in Australia and New Zealand has been one of the most exciting eye health and retail success stories to date, with over 375 stores now across ANZ. We're a multi award winning organisation with achievements in innovation an...

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