John Lewis is recruiting over 2,000 new temporary Partners (staff) as sales assistants in the run-up to Christmas.
Applications are open for roles at John Lewis shops across the country, from Scotland to Exeter. Positions are available in a number of departments including the Christmas shop, furnishing accessories, homeware, fashion and electricals.
The retailer is also on the hunt for a number of temporary Partners to work in its Distribution Centres, where over 80,000 orders are expected to be processed each day in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
The 24 sites, including John Lewis’s 650,000sq ft flagship Magna Park warehouse in Milton Keynes, process orders for both its online business and its 39 shops. There are also temporary operator positions available at John Lewis’s customer call centres. T
John Lewis operations director Dino Rocos, originally joined the business as a Christmas temp over 30 years ago. He said: “After finishing school I was looking for a job to earn money so I could travel the world, and successfully applied for a sales assistant role at the Peter Jones shop over the festive period. However, I really enjoyed the experience and when a permanent position became available I decided retail was a career I wanted to pursue.”
“When I started as a Christmas temp I would never have believed that 30 years down the line I would be on the John Lewis management board, and be responsible for the distribution and merchandising functions of the entire business.”