Student Optometrists2024-01-23T12:08:14+11:00

Student Optometrists

At Specsavers, we aim to provide affordable, accessible and high-quality optometry and audiology services to everybody. Our equipment and technology strategies, our close working relationships with key eye health stakeholders, and our major investments into professional development all contribute to our mission to transform the eye health of Australians and New Zealanders.

Clinical placements for students

Specsavers offers clinical placements to students from all optometry schools across Australia and New Zealand. We work closely with representatives from all universities to understand the requirements specific to each course and can tailor your placement experience accordingly.

Specsavers Graduate Program

The Specsavers Graduate Program offers a fast-track to work satisfaction and success.

As a graduate optometrist, fresh out of university, you will start work as a practicing optometrist in an owner-operated Specsavers store. You will automatically qualify for and join our Graduate Program – an unrivalled initiative of continuing professional development and career support from Specsavers.

The Graduate Program is a two-year development program for graduates or recently qualified optometrists that offers a combination of professional events, courses and experiences designed specifically to enrich professional life.

The Specsavers Graduate Program capitalises on the collective knowledge and experience of both in-store optometry partners and the Professional Development team

The program combines professional events, courses and experiences designed to enrich your professional life and continue your education and professional development.

Clinical Placement Information

Graduate Program Prospectus

Student News

Contact our Graduate Team

Anitta Nitsos

Graduate Recruitment Consultant – University of Melbourne
+61 (0) 437 482 049

Jye Gillespie

Graduate Recruitment Consultant – University of NSW & Queensland University of Technology
+61 (0) 439 891 152

Natasha Fernandes

Graduate Optometry Development Manager
+61 (0) 429 395 586

Sarah Yearsley

Graduate Recruitment Manager
+61 (0) 477 012 249

Kate Brasic

Graduate Recruitment Consultant –  Flinders University and University of Western Australia
+64 (0) 418 300 710

Tamsin Dornbusch

Graduate Recruitment Consultant – Deakin University & University of Canberra
+61 (0) 499 905 375

Emily Biggs

NZ Recruitment Consultant – University of Auckland
+64 (27) 270 2394
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