Careers Hub

  • Optometrist and cyclist Anna Turvey has competed in the Commonwealth Games and global road race events while developing a successful career in optics.
  • These are exciting times for optometrists, as shared healthcare models, and thriving stores in both the multiple and independent sectors, create new opportunities for professional development and a satisfying career.
  • Career experts agree that networking is one of the top business skills. When used effectively it opens doors to a new job role, mentoring or business leads.
  • An essential tool for optometry students and pre-reg optometrists, the Pre-reg Guide offers insight and support in choosing a suitable placement, steps to qualifying and guidance regarding employment thereafter.
  • Find out what emerged as key priorities in the Optician Workplace survey 2017

  • The Pre-reg Year is an essential tool for optometry students to plan, research and succeed in their pre-reg placement.
  • Inspired Selections are currently working with the majority of the leading companies in the UK who are looking at offering the flexibility that some locums are looking for, we are currently recruiting for companies who can offer some, if not all, of the benefits you are looking for

  • Many parts of County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland, down into the Tees Valley have never fully recovered from the recession induced by the financial crisis of 2008. However, there has been enough prosperity to see the demand for eye care rise steadily, according to practitioners working in the area. And this in turn has increased the demand for optical professionals. The North East suffers from chronic under supply.

  • More and more optometrists are enjoying the rewards of seeing patients in their own homes rather than a retail practice. As a career, domiciliary is well paid with no weekend working and the satisfaction of unhurried contact with patients who really need the service. Stuart Burdett of The Outside...
  • We stopped to talk to Specsavers Recruitment Services (SRS), the UK’s biggest optical recruitment business to find out what it really takes to land the “perfect” job. Having supported over 2,000 individuals to secure optical and retail careers in the last 12 months, the Specsavers in-house recrui...
  • An increasing number of Optometrists are choosing to work in the domiciliary sector; this may come as no surprise as the population ages and the number of NHS eligible patients rises. However, what makes an Optometrist switch from the relative comfort of a High Street consulting room to a mobile ...
  • The up-to-date 2014 Workplace Guide and information on Careers in Optics can be downloaded from here.
  • The Fuller CV provide compelling career help, including professional CV writing for your future success. We've teamed up with them to offer you a free CV review to help you conduct a more successful job search.

  • Moving forward with your career is often associated with simply finding a new job. This is just the first step. As illustrated in this year’s Workplace Guide, developing skills and taking on more responsibility within a current role can be just as fulfilling.
  • Few careers can boast as much opportunity as optics at a time of austerity for much of the economy. The options are vast for optometrists and dispensing opticians - as illustrated by the range of workplace settings covered in this supplement.

  • Companies of all shapes and sizes are embracing social media and many use it to scout for - and hire – new employees. Read the low-down on three, must-have channels for job hunters.
  • Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.
  • Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.
  • The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.