I’m lucky enough to work with some of the most influential and intelligent people within the Optical world. The achievements we have had this year are industry leading
What makes you most proud of your time at Specsavers?
I am most proud of my career progression during my time at Specsavers. I have achieved a lot both for myself, our stores, store Partners and with my colleagues. Projects for improvement have been mostly where I have had success. I really enjoy the challenge of finding ways to be and do better, which is one of the reasons why I find working at Specsavers so fulfilling.
I really enjoy working in an environment that offers so much support and opportunity.
What are the best things about your role?
Working with the amazing people in our team!
I’m lucky enough to work with some of the most influential and intelligent people within the Optical world. The achievements we have had this year are industry leading. And there is still a lot more to come! I love that I am part of a team that is really making a different to the standard of eyecare and that is positively affecting the industry itself both locally and internationally.
How have you developed?
During my 5 and ½ years at Specsavers, I have had the opportunity to develop both personally and professionally. I came from a Hairdressing background with no other office skills, other than basic computer skills. I started off in a very green role in Finance, where I took on extra responsibilities as my skills developed, created processes where there was none and improved where processes were clunky or undefined. My role evolved into 2 roles, where I then had the opportunity to develop my management skills through a direct report.
This year I have taken on a new role in the Optometry department. The success I had in my previous role made me an ideal candidate for this new role. I’m really proud of the goals and plans that the Optometry team have and am grateful to be a part of this industry leading team.
Describe the culture
Our culture has a great mix of corporate and retail. Specsavers people are friendly, ambitious, social and caring. Providing the best standard of eyecare is at the heart of everything that we do and supporting each other to achieve this is part of our everyday journey.
Why would you recommend a career at Specsavers?
Specsavers is constantly evolving. The opportunity for career progression makes this company not only a wonderful place to work, but a supportive one. The employee benefits are great (including paid additional and maternity leave). The culture is friendly and social. Specsavers visions and values really shine through from Stores to Support Office. Equality is one of Specsavers biggest qualities.