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  • Optician Workplace Guide 2016

    • 10 Oct 2016

    Optician have been publishing an annual Workplace Guide since 2012. This year we have made some exciting changes...

  • 7 reasons why you’ll find more opportunity in an Asda Optical Store

    • 10 Aug 2016

    We’re very proud of our approach to healthcare services at Asda. After all, our promise is to help people Save money. Live better. So when someone visits our Optometrists, they can expect one thing – great care and honest advice. It’s one of the reasons we were given top scores for customer service in Which? magazine’s most recent opticians survey. Customers rate us highly – so do our employees. Here are some of the key factors behind that...

  • Interested but never been given the chance?

    • 7 Jul 2016

    Have you ever wanted to take part in a work placement overseas but been turned down for that two week’s unpaid leave? Come and join The Outside Clinic and we will pay for you to go! The Outside Clinic has partnered with Vision Aid Overseas as part of our 30th anniversary celebrations.

  • Digital Retinal Photography for a home visit... really? Of course, with The Outside Clinic

    • 20 May 2016

    There is no reason why a patient seen in their own home should expect anything less than a comparable service to someone attending a high street practice.

  • The importance of charity at Boots Opticians

    • 11 Jan 2016

    At Boots Opticians, we are committed to enriching the life of every person and this commitment to lives doesn’t just apply to our customers; it’s for our colleagues too.

  • Workplace Guide 2015

    • 5 Nov 2015
    • Zoe Duckett

    Optician Workplace Guide is an annual supplement produced to help students decide where to pursue their Optical careers and to help Optical professionals enhance theirs.

  • Is Independent practice the right option for you?

    • 31 Aug 2015

    The world of optometry has changed beyond all recognition in the last 30 years with the emergence and growth of the multiple sector and the ever more sophisticated range of clinical testing equipment that is available.

  • Remarkable roles: How international cyclist Anna Turvey keeps her career on track

    • 24 Jul 2015

    Optometrist and cyclist Anna Turvey has competed in the Commonwealth Games and global road race events while developing a successful career in optics.

  • Be the best: Stephanie Sparrow shows how to get the optometry role you really want

    • 17 Jul 2015
    • Stephanie Sparrow

    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.

  • Networking at Events: five top tips to make it count

    • 30 Apr 2015

    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.

  • How To Prepare For An Interview

    • 12 May 2014
    • John Eccleston

  • National Careers Week 2020 - an Optical and Audiology introduction

    • 4 Mar 2020
    • Optician Jobs

    Thinking about the future and your career can be daunting. Whether you’re still a student or a recent graduate, Optician Jobs can help you learn more about potential career paths in the Optical and Audiology industry.

  • The Pre-reg Year 2018

    • 12 Apr 2018
    • Optician

    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.

  • More to working life than money? Optician Workplace survey

    • 2 Mar 2018

    Find out what emerged as key priorities in the Optician Workplace survey 2017

  • The Pre-reg Year 2017

    • 23 Mar 2017
    • Optician Jobs

    The Pre-reg Year is an essential tool for optometry students to plan, research and succeed in their pre-reg placement.

  • If you don’t ask……you don’t get!

    • 13 Sep 2016

    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

  • Expand your career horizons in the North East

    • 10 Aug 2016

    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.

  • Freedom, flexibility and continuous training at The Outside Clinic

    • 22 Jan 2016

    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 Clinic talks about why it’s such a rewarding career move....

  • Landing the “perfect job” – your questions answered

    • 15 Dec 2015

    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 recruitment team certainly know what it takes to secure that elusive new role.

  • Choosing to change from high street to domiciliary

    • 20 Oct 2015

    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 role?