John Lewis has announced that applications are open for 550 jobs at its planned Leeds shop, which is scheduled to open in the autumn.
The department store group is looking for staff to fill full-time and part-time positions within the shop, from customer services and shop floor assistants, to specialist roles including carpet estimators, beauty therapists and personal stylists.
These employees will guide customers through the range of in-store concepts and services that will be available in the new shop including a spa, foreign exchange and home design service.
John Lewis Leeds will be the retailer’s most service-led shop with more than 30 services available for customers. The retailer said the breadth of services available in John Lewis Leeds reflects its ambition to expand the experiences within its shops.
The branch will be the third John Lewis to open in Yorkshire. Representing a £37m investment in Leeds, the 255,000sq ft site will anchor Hammerson’s Victoria Gate development. It will feature more than 350,000 products across fashion, home and technology.
The recruitment drive forms part of John Lewis’s ongoing commitment to the city, having signed Hammerson’s Victoria Gate employment charter together with Leeds City Council, marking their pledge to support Leeds residents to access more than 1,000 new employment opportunities collectively.
All applicants for roles at John Lewis Leeds can log onto www.jlpjobs.com to apply for available positions.