My advice for potential Pathway candidates would be:
– Start with an open mind
– Get to know yourself and be honest
– Don’t be afraid to share your emotions along the way
– Get ready for a life changing experience – Go For IT!!!”
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. So thank you, very, very much to the Pathway faculty and the Training team for supporting me through this journey!”
So getting involved with the team, leading the team, developing and supporting your fellow team members outside of the consulting room would be a very good starting point as well as talking to your Partners about what your ambitions are.”
“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.
“I now feel really comfortable when I take on a leadership role. I am quite lucky in the sense that although my store doesn’t have a Retail Partner, my Optometry Director is really supportive of everything that I do and understands what I’m trying to achieve.
“I did have some awareness of how the business works, but Pathway has certainly brought a new dimension to things. The most important (and comforting) thing that I now understand is that the Support Office and Retail Support Team really are there to support you — it’s a win-win situation!
“Pathway has made me a better employee, in the sense that it has made me more aware of what I am doing. I was doing a lot of things, but maybe not monitoring them as much I do now. Pathway’s been really good for feedback and understanding how to monitor systems and my personal contribution.
“We already have a solid relationship amongst the participating students and we get added support through the LinkedIn community page, it’s great to keep in touch and support each
other through our Pathway journey.”
“The uniqueness of such a program which focuses on internal recruitment and personal development speaks volumes of Specsavers’ endeavour to put people first.”
“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.”
“For any optometrists who want to step outside the consult room and discover their real potential, do Pathway.”
“Block by block you will learn strategies to be a better leader.”
“My pathway journey has changed my professional outlook and also my personal approach to life.”
“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.”
“I recommend Pathway to anyone who wants to be a Partner.”
“It has provided me with confidence and knowledge to be a good leader.”
“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.”