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Specsavers gave me the opportunity to enrol on courses and attend seminars on a range of topics relevant to my role. There is a clear message that training is available and accessible.

Henry

Project Manager

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What makes you most proud of your time so far at Specsavers?

There are a couple of interesting projects so far that I’ve been proud of. I took part in managing the roll-out of an electronic signing system that will be used across the business and have been involved in the negotiation and conclusion of a contract to provide optometry services to a government agency.

What are the best things about your role?

I really enjoy the autonomy, and the ability to work cross-functionally with other parts of the business on diverse and interesting projects.

There’s a lot of opportunity to own your work. If you have a good idea to improve the way something is done, you’re given the chance to implement that idea and put your name to it.

Day to day, I mostly respond to immigration and company secretarial queries, spending some time on interesting projects like the ones I’ve just mentioned, and probably drinking a bucket load of tea!

How have you developed?

Specsavers gave me the opportunity to enrol on courses and attend seminars on a range of topics relevant to my role. There is a clear message that training is available and accessible.

I’ve only had one role so far but it’s developed into something far broader than the one I was brought in to do. For example, since joining I’ve streamlined a number of processes which were being undertaken by the legal team which, has made the business operate more efficiently and supported our partnership model.

Describe the culture

There’s a very friendly atmosphere and a lot of laughs in the legal team. We have a good, relaxed culture within the team and the wider business. The focus is on getting your work done to a high standard but also to have fun while doing it.

Why would you recommend a career at Specsavers?

It’s a great, friendly place to work with the right amount of emphasis placed on supporting the partnership and working to a high standard, while retaining a relaxed and happy approach. We’re a really close-knit team where all levels of the business pull together to deliver an excellent service to customers.