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John Lewis Oxford launches search for local Partners

Friday 23 June 2017

Retailer has created 300 jobs at its Westgate Oxford shop

John Lewis will be welcoming applications for around 300 new jobs, created by its new Oxford shop in the Westgate development, from 23 June.

The retailer is looking for Partners (staff) to fill full-time and part-time positions within the shop, from sales and services assistants, to visual merchandisers to customer support Partners. 

As part of John Lewis's unique Partnership structure, successful applicants will become Partners and co-owners of the business, and will receive a host of benefits including an annual bonus, access to holiday and leisure facilities, and opportunities to build skills outside of work. The Partnership offers some of the best opportunities for people to get into work and get on in life, providing Partners with the opportunity to develop their skills throughout their career.  

The recruitment drive demonstrates John Lewis's long-term commitment to Oxford. The 120,000 sq ft shop represents an £18m investment in Oxford by the retailer, and will open alongside other shops at the Westgate Oxford development on 24 October 2017.

Julie Blake, Branch Manager, John Lewis Oxford: 'Having joined John Lewis at 18 as a Management Trainee, I know how committed the business is when it comes to investing in its Partners and providing brilliant opportunities for career development. Every John Lewis shop has a unique local identity and Oxford will follow this tradition. We always aim to recruit our hard working, enthusiastic Partners directly from the local community and I look forward to meeting the fantastic team who will launch this shop in October.'

All applicants for roles at John Lewis Oxford should apply via www.jlpjobs.com.


Notes to editors

John Lewis - John Lewis operates 48 John Lewis shops across the UK (34 department stores, 12 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 In-Store Experience 2017', 'Best Furniture Retailer 2017,' 'Best Homewares Retailer 2017'1, 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.

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