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John Lewis Cheltenham begins recruitment for hundreds of local Partners

Tuesday 12 June 2018

John Lewis has begun welcoming applications for around 300 new jobs at its shop in Cheltenham, which opens this autumn.

The retailer is looking for Partners to fill full-time and part-time positions within the shop​. These include ​​selling & service​ assistants, customer support Partners​, catering assistants​ and operations assistants.

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 provides Partners with the opportunity to develop their skills throughout their career.  

Martin Bundy, Branch Manager for John Lewis Cheltenham said: 'Our Partnership model is right at the heart of our business and Partners have a say in how it’s run. I look forward to meeting the new Partners who will work ​as part of the team​ here, delivering outstanding service​ to our customers​.'

'Having joined the Partnership over 18 years ago as a ​sales ​assistant, I have experienced first hand the investment the business makes in its Partners. I ​am confident​ the ​Partners​ who join us in Cheltenham will also have fulfilling careers with John Lewis​.'

The recruitment drive demonstrates John Lewis's long-term commitment to Cheltenham. The 115,000sq ft shop represents an £23m investment in Cheltenham by the retailer, and will open on the high street in the old Beechwood shopping centre on 18 October 2018.

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


Notes to editors:

John Lewis - John Lewis operates 50 John Lewis shops across the UK (36 department stores, 12 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2) as well as johnlewis.com. The retailer stocks around 350,000 separate lines in its department stores and on  johnlewis.com across fashion, home and technology.  This year John Lewis won, 'Best Multichannel Retailer 2018', 'Best Clothing Retailer 2018', and 'Best Furniture Retailer 2018' at the GlobalData Customer Satisfaction Awards 2018.  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.

*GlobalData Retail Customer Satisfaction Awards 2018


Enquiries:

For further information please contact:
Rachael Brown
Communications Officer, Corporate
Mobile: 0207 592 4653
Email: rachael.brown@johnlewis.co.uk