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John Lewis to recruit over 3,000 extra staff for festive season

Friday 4 September 2015

  
John Lewis is searching for over 3,000 temporary Partners (staff) to fill roles across the retail and distribution arms of the business, ahead of the busiest shopping period of the year.

The retailer is recruiting new Partners to assist customers in its 44 branches as they get ready for the festive season. Positions are available across a number of departments including the John Lewis Christmas Shop, electrical and home technology, gift food and catering.

In addition to branch roles, John Lewis also has temporary vacancies available across its distribution network to support both shops and johnlewis.com.

Katharina Butler-Tjepkema, resourcing manager at John Lewis said:  'Christmas is a really exciting time to be a Partner at John Lewis, and we are looking for enthusiastic people who understand the importance of delivering exceptional customer service. Whether you're helping a customer find the perfect gift for a loved one or ensuring a click and collect order is ready on time, we are seeking additional support to help make sure we meet shoppers' expectations at this busy time.

'Our distribution network is key to our omnichannel business, and we also are also on the look-out for distribution Partners to ensure that customers using our online and click and collect facilities receive the same levels of service as those who visit our shops.'

The John Lewis recruitment team is committed to training all Christmas temporary staff to achieve the highest level of customer service, in order to ensure our customers receive excellent customer service with every shopping experience.

Those interested in applying should visit www.jlpjobs.com, where batches of vacancies will be advertised this month.


Notes to editors

John Lewis - John Lewis operates 44 John Lewis shops across the UK (31 department stores, 11 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2) as well as johnlewis.com. It is part of the John Lewis Partnership, the UK's largest example of worker co-ownership and all 30,000 John Lewis staff are Partners in the business. John Lewis, 'Best Clothing Retailer 2015' , 'Best Electricals Retailer 2015' and 'Best Homewares Retailer 2015'¹, typically stocks more than 350,000 separate lines in its department stores across fashion, home and technology. Johnlewis.com stocks over 280,000 products, and is consistently ranked one of the top online shopping destinations in the UK. John Lewis Insurance offers a range of comprehensive insurance products - home, car, wedding and event, travel and pet insurance and life cover - delivering the values of expertise, trust and customer service expected from the John Lewis brand.

¹ Verdict Consumer Satisfaction Awards 2015


Enquiries

For further information please contact:

Emma Cole
Communications Officer
Email: emma.l.cole@johnlewis.co.uk
Telephone: 0207 592 5459