What is the Pathway Program..?

The Pathway program is designed to provide knowledge and development for Specsavers’ optically experienced team members who aspire to be future Joint Venture Partners (JVPs).

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Welcome to Pathway

The development program for aspiring Joint Venture Partners.

Pathway is a free, intensive course that develops and prepares you to become a JVP – it takes seven months. At the completion of the program candidates sit an assessment that will require them to demonstrate their learnings from the four core modules.

Pathway Dates

Pathway Intakes take place quarterly throughout the year. For a full list of important dates, including the next available Intake:

Pathway Dates 2018 – 2019

Pathway Dates 2019 – 2020

News & Announcements

Welcome Pathway Intake 19

February 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Welcome Pathway Intake 19

Welcome to our latest Pathway cohort! Our 19th intake was recently inducted

Pathway Intake 18 kicks off ahead of 2018/19 schedule release

September 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Pathway Intake 18 kicks off ahead of 2018/19 schedule release

The latest group of optical professionals to enrol in the Pathway Program

Wai Choong Lok’s Specsavers journey

June 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Wai Choong Lok’s Specsavers journey

Wai started his Specsavers journey as a Graduate where he progressed through


“The uniqueness of such a program which focuses on internal recruitment and personal development speaks volumes of Specsavers’ endeavour to put people first.”
Andrew Simpson - Retail Partner, Specsavers Mount Barker, SA
“The Pathway Program could not be faulted, going into this I wouldn’t have thought I would be taking away as much as I have.”
Johnny Ho - Retail Partner, Specsavers Warringah Mall, NSW
“For any optometrists who want to step outside the consult room and discover their real potential, do Pathway.”
Emily Hsu - Optometrist, Specsavers Greensborough, VIC
“Block by block you will learn strategies to be a better leader.”
Shaun Thatcher - Retail Partner, Specsavers Melbourne CBD West & Specsavers Docklands, NSW
“My pathway journey has changed my professional outlook and also my personal approach to life.”
Claire Gillham - Retail Partner, Specsavers Dubbo, NSW
“I cannot fault the program, it was fantastic and finishing was very bitter sweet because we met so many wonderful people and I learnt so much.”
Georgia Richards - Retail Partner, Morphett Vale, SA
“I recommend Pathway to anyone who wants to be a Partner.”
Dow James Vos - Optometry Partner, Specsavers Kingston, Tasmania
“It has provided me with confidence and knowledge to be a good leader.”
John Chieng - Optometry Partner, Specsavers Bendigo, VIC
“The Pathway culture session has been very helpful, and I’ve transmitted that knowledge to other senior members of the team — we can all work on our management and leadership skills.”
Simon Bao - Dispensing Partner, Specsavers Leichhardt, NSW
ARA Retail Store Design Award 2016FCA Excellence in Marketing Award 2016Millward Brown Research No1 for eye testsBest Customer Service in NZ Optometry 2017Platinum - Best Talent Development Program 2017AITD Best Talent Development Program 2017Best Customer Service in NZ Optometry 2018Best Customer Service in AU Optometry 2018