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 2016 – 2017

News & Announcements

Welcome to Intake 15

October 13th, 2016|Comments Off on Welcome to Intake 15

Welcome to our latest Pathway cohort 15! Looking forward to working with

Say Hello to our New Pathway Intake 12!

October 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Say Hello to our New Pathway Intake 12!

Welcome our latest Pathway Intake 12! We look forward to supporting you

Welcome Pathway Intake 11

July 3rd, 2015|Comments Off on Welcome Pathway Intake 11

Welcome to our newest Pathway Intake! It was a great first 3


“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
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