From retail assistants to business owners – Careers at Specsavers

27 July 2023

Finding a company that offers not only career growth but the potential to own your own business is a rare opportunity. Specsavers Audiology breaks the mould by providing unique career paths for our employees, from retail assistants to business owners.  

With a strong commitment to career development and investment in our people, we have a culture that empowers individuals to achieve their career goals and presents exciting opportunities for professionals seeking to make a difference. 

Investing in our people 

We understand the value of investing in our employees and view career development as an integral part of our culture. We encourage our employees to grow within the organisation, recognising their potential to become future business owners. This sets us apart from our competitors as we offer an inclusive and rewarding career journey. 

Voted as a Great Place to Work for three consecutive years, we are committed to maintaining our dedication to excellence and price transparency.  

“For me, the best thing about working at Specsavers is how much the company invests in me. Training and development are a big part of the culture at Specsavers and there are lots of opportunities to learn new skills and progress in the company.  

Specsavers gave me all the training I needed to move from the optics side of the business to the audiology business and now I’m training to become an audiologist and completing my graduate program.” Jacqueline Peng, Specsavers Audiology Professional 

Audiology retail roles 

To achieve our goal of providing audiology services in all our optics stores, we have introduced audiology retail roles. These roles, such as audiology retail assistants and clinic managers, play a vital part in ensuring the smooth day-to-day operations of the audiology area. Assisting with appointment bookings, customer service, and overall day to day management, these roles allow our partners and clinicians to focus on delivering exceptional care to customers.  

These support roles provide valuable opportunities for individuals interested in pursuing a career in audiology to gain practical experience and contribute to the growth of the business. 

Employment opportunities 

As we continue to expand our footprint across Australia, many of our partners are taking the initiative to employ audiology professionals. This expansion provides opportunities for audiology professionals to join Specsavers and contribute to #makingwaves and defining the way hearing care is provided across Australia. 

By working alongside experienced partners, audiology professionals have the chance to develop their clinical skills, broaden their professional network, and make a positive impact on the lives of their customers.  

The Specsavers Advantage 

Working with Specsavers not only offers a progressive career path but also provides a supportive environment that values collaboration and innovation. By joining Specsavers, audiology professionals gain access to a network of like-minded colleagues and industry experts. As a collaborative community, we encourage knowledge sharing, professional growth, and the opportunity to learn from experienced partners who have successfully established their audiology businesses.  

With a commitment to career development, investment in our people, and the introduction of audiology support roles, Specsavers offers opportunities for audiology professionals to embark on a rewarding career and become part of a mission to transform hearing care across Australia. 

Contact Amanda La Ferla at 0407 825 990 for partnership opportunities or contact Shelley Fenech at 0457 672 521 for employment opportunities. Email anz.audiologyrecruitment@specsavers.com for a confidential and obligation-free discussion.