John Lewis jobs are attractive because John Lewis partnership offers profit sharing benefits unique in the UK job market.
John Lewis Jobs
John Lewis is owned by workers, who all share in its profits. So although, on the shop floor, John Lewis jobs appear to be similar to jobs at Tesco and other high-street retailers, they have the hidden benefit of making the lowliest full-time workers part-owners of the store.
John Lewis jobs are more highly paid than those of the average high-street retailer, so John Lewis jobs can attract the best people. This leads to a great working environment as the people working at John Lewis are likely to be more highly motivated than staff working at ASDA or Sainsbury's.
- John Lewis jobs are mostly to be found in John Lewis plc, the UK’s largest department store group with a network of 28 stores and their associated distribution centres and production units, stretching from Aberdeen to Bristol.
The main products sold are fashion and household goods, with over a million different
lines offered, including IT hardware, American fridges, fabrics, lighting,
gardening equipment, sports goods, toys, watches, cameras, books, and much more.
Waitrose is the supermarket division of the John Lewis Partnership, with over 180 branches across the UK. So if you are applying for John Lewis jobs think carefully about whether your interest lies with John Lewis or Waitrose, or both. Ask yourself if you are more interested in working in a supermarket or a department store. You might be asked this at a John Lewis job interview, as the company has its toe in both markets.
As with most retail posts, John Lewis jobs demand good communication skills, an outgoing and friendly personality,
the ability to work in a team, lots of energy, resilience and adaptability. You
don't need to be Stephen Hawking, but everyday common sense intelligence is
John Lewis jobs are made available from many web sites and off line sources. Explore as many John Lewis vacancies websites as possible, and don't forget to check the jobs section of your local newspaper. Finally, it is always worth asking at your local store.