John Lewis seeks staff for 50th branch

John Lewis is encouraging applications for around 600 new jobs created by its new west London branch at Westfield shopping centre in White City.

The four-level department store, which cost £33 million to build, will see John Lewis as one of the first retailers to open at the extended Westfield at White City on March 20.

The 230,000sq ft outlet is John Lewis’ first west London branch and will stock over 350,000 lines including home, fashion and technology. It will anchor the planned Westfield London extension, which will feature 600,000sq ft of additional retail and 1,500 homes and is expected to create around 6,700 permanent new jobs.

The new department store is expected to be a major attraction for customers, adding to the 27 million UK and overseas shoppers who visit Westfield London annually.

Westfield European managing director Michael Gutman said: “John Lewis is the most requested store at Westfield London and we are delighted that we will soon be able to deliver on this for our customers. The new store will be another huge attraction to Westfield London and will become an important centrepiece of the massive regeneration taking place in the White City opportunity area with the creation of thousands of new homes and jobs.’

Ruth Scharvona, branch manager of John Lewis White City, Westfield said: “I look forward to opening our 50th John Lewis in March.”

The retailer is looking to fill full-time and part-time positions, from selling and service staff, to visual merchandisers to customer support employees. Job applications will close at the end of the month.

All applicants for roles at John Lewis White City, Westfield should apply via www.jlpjobs.com.

John Lewis operates 49 John Lewis shops across the UK: 35 department stores, 12 John Lewis ‘at home’ stores and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2, as well as johnlewis.com.

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