Jobs in the Partnership

A job in the John Lewis Partnership is a job at the pinnacle of the retail industry. What's more, the range of opportunities available is as wide as the vast assortment of products we sell. We like to think they offer the same outstanding quality too.

We aim to be a market leader in how we reward Partners. Our policy is to pay a competitive rate of pay to Partners for good performance and as much above that as can be justified by better performance. When we add to that the annual bonus, our pension scheme, the Partner discount and all the other benefits Partners enjoy, we believe our total reward is market leading.

Group of Partners
Our employment policies are fair and provide equal opportunities for all

What does being a Partner mean

At the John Lewis Partnership, employees are Partners, which means we are all owners of the business and share in its success.

Our teams are as diverse as the products we sell, and we recruit people from many backgrounds. This culture is brought to life through our Commitments which describe what it means to be a Partner.

Fair treatment

We want Partners to be clear about their rights at work while encouraging a culture in which all Partners treat their colleagues with respect.

Diversity and equal opportunities

Part of being an employer of distinction is to create and nurture a culture that values the differences of those who are engaged in the Partnership, whether as Partners, customers, suppliers or as part of the wider community. Embracing diversity helps us to attract, retain and develop Partners while developing a creative and innovative culture and appealing 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, sex or sexuality 
  • the Partnership respects and reflects the communities within which it trades.

Vacancies and training schemes

Whether you're looking for a job that's full of pace, excitement and warm customer interaction on either the John Lewis or Waitrose shop floor, or an integral behind-the-scenes role in one of our cutting-edge office environments, we can give you this and so much more.

If this sounds like the kind of environment you could thrive in, go to the John Lewis Partnership Jobs website for information about current vacancies and training schemes.

You can find out more on the following social media channels:

Industrial placements

The John Lewis Partnership offers industrial placements lasting twelve months to penultimate-year students interested in retail.

Placements can be on the shop floor in either John Lewis or Waitrose or there are also opportunities to work in our head offices.

If you're interested in a placement, go to the JLPjobs website and follow the links to find out how to apply.

Work Experience

You can find out more about work experience at your local branch of John Lewis or Waitrose. To find your nearest branch: