John Lewis is one of the biggest retail organisations in the UK, with more than 28 department stores and over 200 Waitrose food shops. The company also owns a furniture production unit and a farm, and has a total annual turnover that regularly exceeds £5billion.
As everyone who works for John Lewis owns part of the business as part of the partnership scheme, employees are encouraged to contribute to the direction of the business, and play an integral part in its strategy.
The graduate schemes high involve responsibility from day one. Whether you’re working at head office, within retail management, within a specialist business function, or on the generalist management training programme, you can expect to be challenged and demonstrate true leadership.
The company seeks out graduates who are ambitious, eager to develop, and willing to get stuck into day-to-day tasks as well as playing a part in the future strategic direction.
As well as a starting salary of around £24,000, graduates will receive an annual bonus based on company performance, a discount on purchases, and around 22 days of paid holiday each year.
In 2013 every single employee was given a 17% bonus which was an average of £4,000.
Benefits of working for John Lewis Partnership
Discount on most purchases from John Lewis and Waitrose.
22 days holiday
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