Training and learning

GrandVision is committed to helping its people develop and grow so that they fulfill their true potential. The GV Academy is our international center of excellence for continuous training and learning for all employees, and ensures delivery in a consistent and effective manner. The GV Academy establishes a common training framework and operational model with a focus on commercial and retail staff expertise, commercial abilities, and career development and retention. All these areas also result in productivity improvements.

The learning offered in multiple disciplines by the GV Academy emphasizes functional skills, technical expertise and leadership development. These have been developed with the needs of the business in mind and are offered through a mix of online, social learning and classroom channels.

Over the course of 2015, more than 38,000 days of training were conducted by the GV Academy. This has allowed us to:

  • Differentiate GrandVision as an optical retail employer with clear career steps and development opportunities for people
  • Improve effectiveness in developing training content using shared resources
  • Improve productivity of the business
  • Increase employee retention