Opportunities for all

The John Lewis Partnership aims to create and nurture a culture that values the differences of all those who engage with us, whether as Partners, customers or suppliers, or as part of the wider community.

Barbara Sydney, Assistant Section Manager Home Stock Control, Waitrose Canary Wharf
Barbara Sydney, Waitrose Canary Wharf

Embracing diversity helps us to attract, retain and develop Partners while developing a creative and innovative culture that appeals to a wide range of customers.

Diversity in the Partnership is based on three values:

  • Partners are treated as individuals and with respect, honesty and fairness
  • Our employment policies are fair and provide equal opportunities for all, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, disability or sexuality
  • The Partnership respects and reflects the communities we are part of.

'Our aim is to be a business where our leaders feel confident with, and have a full understanding of the diversity in their teams, so that they can ensure Partners have a consistent, equitable, and motivating experience of the Partnership. This goes to the heart of our ultimate purpose and drives business advantage.'

Tracey Killen, Director of Personnel


Career development

We want to attract and retain Partners by demonstrating that we are building a sustainable and successful future for our organisation and the communities we trade in, both now and in the future.

We want Partners to stay with us and take on new challenges and we aim to provide exemplary leadership that inspires and empowers. Increasing the competitive advantage of Partners will help to improve job satisfaction and increase the value added by each Partner role within the business, as well as fulfil Partners' potential for new opportunities and career development.