Our department stores offer over a million different lines. There are fashion goods for men, women and children, of whatever age; electrical goods, from the latest IT hardware to huge American fridges; furnishing fabric by the kilometre; furniture for every room in the house; lighting; gardening equipment; sports goods; toys; watches; cameras; books; and more. Waitrose is the supermarket division of the John Lewis Partnership, with over 180 branches across the country. Offering oustanding customer service and a wide range of quality products, Waitrose was voted the nation's favourite supermarket in a recent 'Which?' magazine survey. Whether your interest lies with John Lewis or Waitrose, our teams are as diverse as the products we sell. We recruit experienced professionals from a variety of backgrounds. In all cases, we look for people who have good communication skills coupled with an outgoing and friendly personality, common sense, the ability to work in a team, commercial awareness, energy, resilience and adaptability. Vacancies: There are many vacancies on offer. For example in the Distribution sector: - Accident and Insurance Manager - Fleet Engineering Manager. - Vehicle Technician (Nights) Graduate Schemes: There are many graduate schemes available at - Waitrose - John Lewis - Information Technology Schemes - Finance Schemes Training Schemes: Whatever your background, we could have a training scheme to turn you into a high-calibre manager.
Graduate Careers at John LewisA dynamic, modern enterprise comprising 28 department stores, with more on the way… for bright and ambitious graduates, there could hardly be a more inspiring prospect than John Lewis.As an expanding organisation, we are committed to investing in you. As a retailer with a unique culture, we promise to welcome and reward your contribution from the moment you join. As an exciting business where vision, energy and determination are prized assets, you’ll have unlimited potential to make a visible impression on our success.In addition to all the benefits of being a Partner in the business, with a share of the profits and a ‘say’ in how it is run, you can look forward to intensive and comprehensive training which is widely respected as among the best in retailing. Early responsibility is matched by a wealth of long-term career options across the Partnership. We will shortly open our website for applications for our 2010 graduate schemes. We are running three graduate schemes this year:
1. John Lewis Graduate Retail Management Scheme
2. John Lewis Graduate Buying Scheme
3. John Lewis Graduate Merchandising Scheme
John Lewis Graduate Retail Management SchemeOn our Retail Management scheme, successful graduates should expect to manage a £multi-million department within 12 to 18 months of starting with us, and progress into senior store management within a few years. We are looking for people who are passionate about retail and passionate about people. As well as wanting to see leadership potential, we would like to see people who are team players and care about the other employees (we call ourselves Partners) in our business. You should also be commercially aware and love the retail business. In addition, applicants need to be passionate about the Partnership. We are a unique business and have a code of conduct called Powered By Our Principles that we work to.
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