Graduate opportunities in Gippsland, Victoria


The Gippsland region stretches from Melbourne’s eastern outskirts all the way to the state border with New South Wales in Victoria’s far east. This extensive and diverse geographical area is renowned for its natural beauty and you will enjoy hundreds of kilometres of spectacular coastline, picturesque rivers and lakes, forests and snowfields. There are currently three opportunities available for new graduates to join Specsavers stores in the Gippsland region;

Specsavers Bairnsdale

This three test room store has been open for 5 years and see’s fantastic growth every year thanks to it’s large catchment area and diverse range of patient demographics. This close knit team work together to achieve and celebrate their goals. The mentor, Bahara has been through the Specsavers Graduate Program as well as our renowned Pathway Program, and is excited to mentor and develop a new graduate.

Specsavers Traralgon

With a younger demographic than it’s neighboring suburbs, the Traralgon store tends to see younger patients aged between 20-45. This team prides themselves on being ‘Warm, inviting and happy’ and consider their environment once which a graduate would thrive in due to the level of support from the wider team. The store recently underwent a renovation and now boasts three fully equipped test rooms.

Specsavers Sale

The Sale store primarily see’s an older clientele and is a very clinic based practice with lots of GP referrals and ophthalmology co-management. The team here are customer service and satisfaction focused, with strong patient care reputation in the area of which we they extremely proud. The Optometry Partner at Sale has successfully mentored a number of graduates and helped them to achieve their career goals.

About the company…

Specsavers is a multi-award-winning optometry and optical retail business with more than 380 stores across Australia and New Zealand and an active customer base of more than six million people. We are strongly focused on providing the highest level of optometry and dispensing care in all our stores.

Locally, our equipment and technology strategies, our close working relationships with ophthalmology and various eye disease stakeholders all contribute to improving the detection, referral and diagnosis rates for eye diseases and a range of eye conditions.

We’re on a clear mission to transform eye health in Australia and New Zealand and we are keen to have enthusiastic and passionate newly qualified Optometrists to join us on that mission.

About the Specsavers Graduate Program…

Joining Specsavers as a graduate optometrist will give you access to the Specsavers Graduate Program, an unrivalled development and mentorship program that provides you with the clinical and commercial knowledge to grow in your field, as well as the tools and training to excel in store and your local community.

What’s on offer?

  • Extensive mentorship throughout the program
  • Access to 100 CPD points and professional development events every year
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance and AHPRA registration
  • Competitive salary package and allowances

At Specsavers you will have access to cutting-edge technology, with an OCT rollout underway to replace all our Digital Retinal Photography (DRP) cameras. Linked to our patient management and electronic referral systems, OCT / DRP is a standard element of our pre-test routine. This allows us to drive optometry into the forefront of the healthcare industry and make a significant difference by accessing readings, data and images that deliver a new standard in eye health assessment and patient care.

If you are currently studying optometry and about to graduate, or are a recent graduate of optometry / vision science and seeking your new role, then why not start at Specsavers.

Submit your application or connect with Sarah Lee (Graduate Recruitment Consultant) directly via or 0477 012 249.