Specsavers, ranked one of Europe's best workplaces, announces 700k new training spend

Careers opportunities in audiology given boost.

Peter WIX, Published on 11 April 2024

Specsavers, ranked one of Europe’s best workplaces, announces 700k new training spend

The UK optics and hearing health retail giant, Specsavers, has announced a £700,000 investment in training for its audiology colleagues.

Among other purposes, the investment will go to developing junior colleagues and allowing them to progress into an audiology career, as well as developing Specsavers’ hearing aid dispensers and audiologists. The financing will support all partners with a personal development plan, meaning training will be tailored to their specific needs.

Gordon Harrison, Director of Professional Advancement, commented: “It’s vital that we invest to ensure professional advancement opportunities for all and, by doing so, we can provide additional services and offer extra availability to customers.”

One of the UK’s highest ranked workplaces

Specsavers was recently named as one of the UK’s best places to work – ranking 23rdin the top 50 Best Workplaces in the UK.

This is the first time Specsavers has taken part in the Great Place to Work survey; a global benchmark which recognises top organisations by gathering feedback from employees on their experiences.

Colleagues said the opportunities offered to develop and grow, as well as the culture and level of care for employees, were the main reasons for rating the business so highly.

Specsavers has been certified as a Great Place to Work in 12 countries and is ranked the 12th Best Workplace in Europe.

Source: Specsavers