John Lewis Partnership profile

About John Lewis

The John Lewis Partnership is a multi-award winning retail business and incorporates two of the high street’s most renowned brands – John Lewis and Waitrose. But we’re so much more than that. We combine traditional values with all that’s modern to respond to customers’ needs. That’s why we’re now an omni-channel business – which makes our growing online presence as impressive as our high street activity.

Our commitment to innovation and outstanding customer service is part of what makes the John Lewis Partnership so different. But perhaps the most unique aspect is that when you join us you become a Partner. This means you own a share in the business and get to have a say in how it’s run.

But in return, we expect a lot. Adapting to and loving change, driving performance, taking decisive action, inspiring ownership, working right across boundaries, acting with courage and developing talent are all things we look for (along with specific generalist or specialist skills of course). And that’s simply because, as co-owners, we care more. So we give more. From graduate to Partner in one move. That’s progress. That’s the John Lewis Partnership.


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"This was an excellent opportunity to develop skills I had learnt earlier in life. Before working for John Lewis as one of their Summer Placement students I had worked in retail for five years. I was keen to learn as much as possible from my time with John Lewis and enjoy it as much as I could. I was given a structured program which allowed me to experience different areas of the branch where I was based. In doing this I was able to learn different techniques from different people all of whom had different amounts of responsibility and experience. In only a short space in time this helped me to develop different skills and I am now fully aware of what will be expected of me in the future. I enjoyed the fact that each day was different and there was no repetition, this kept me constantly on my toes as I had to be flexible to adapt to what each task asked of me. Compared to other companies I have worked for John Lewis ranks right at the top in a number of different areas. I would recommend this placement to anyone who asked, providing you enjoy the retail environment you will enjoy this job as it constantly challenges you." Read full review


"Yes I very much enjoyed my work placement. I was doing a selling assistant role that was involved in following what the department manager was doing to develop my skills. I think that this was a very good opportunity and I feel that I learnt a lot. I would reccommend it to people." Read full review

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Opportunities offered:

  • Placement Year (10 Months+)

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