John Lewis is searching for over 3,500 temporary staff to fill roles across the retail and distribution arms of its business, ahead of the busiest shopping period of the year.
The retailer is recruiting new employees, or ‘Partners’, to assist customers in preparing for the festive season, with positions available across a number of departments.
In addition to branch roles, John Lewis also has vacancies available across its distribution and contact centres networks to support branches and johnlewis.com.
Charlotte Veillet, resourcing manager at John Lewis said: “Temporary Partners help to make Christmas at John Lewis. We’re looking for bright, happy and hardworking individuals to add the Christmas sparkle to our customers’ shopping experience. From expertly gift-wrapping the perfect present, to ensuring stock levels are as good as they can be or supporting our behind-the-scenes operations at one of our distribution or contact centres, we’re excited to welcome new team members to create an unbeatable Christmas shopping experience for our customers.”
John Lewis said it will train all Christmas temporary staff to achieve the highest level of customer service.
Dino Rocos, operations director at John Lewis joined the business as a temporary partner in 1976 and now sits on the management board and heads up its entire logistics operation.
He said: “I certainly didn’t think when I joined John Lewis as a Christmas temp that I would still be here forty years later as a board director. The business provided me with the support to help develop my skills and knowledge from the very beginning and it quickly became clear to me that I was developing a fascination for retail, so accepting an offer for a permanent job at the end of my contract was an easy decision.”
Those interested in applying should visit www.jlpjobs.com, where batches of vacancies will be advertised between now and September.