Here are some of the questions we are regularly asked by people wishing to join us.
I hope that the answers we have provided will help to answer any questions you may have.
All of our store locations are listed on our jobs website. It may be worth checking that you have the correct name from our map on this site. If it is a new branch, we may not have started recruiting. As soon as we start recruiting, it will be added to the site, so it is worthwhile checking back regularly.
If there are no positions listed this usually means that there are no vacancies for that store. Things can change so check back to see if the right vacancy for you appears.
If you would like to apply for a position that you have seen on our website you can apply online. We will then be in contact with you by e-mail.
We will always make reasonable adjustments for disabled candidates. So please let us know if you require extra support at any stage of the process.
If your local store does not have any vacancies, they will not be recruiting at this time. Please keep checking the website regularly as the recruitment situation can change frequently.
Most of our vacancies are for permanent positions, but we do sometimes have temporary positions available in our stores and these will have ‘temporary' in the vacancy title.
Yes, but although the selection criteria may be similar, most positions are very different. Please think about the type of role that will suit you and your ultimate goals best, and only apply for appropriate vacancies. If you are invited to interview, we will treat the other applications as a duplicate.
Our website is constantly updated. Vacancies can be added or removed at any time. It is therefore advisable to check it regularly if you are looking for a particular position.
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Although you are already sixteen, until we reach 30 June in this academic year, your local education authority heavily restricts the hours you would be allowed to work. This means that there would not be a match with the rota patterns that we typically look for our part-time assistants to work. Once we reach 30 June, there is no further restriction, and we will be delighted to receive your application.
If you are looking for a job within the John Lewis Partnership, please use the job search facility
to check for current vacancies within the area you would like to work and apply online. Please note that we do not accept unsolicited CVs. All our vacancies are advertised online.
All applications are taken online, unless otherwise directed. We do not accept unsolicited CVs in place of an online application.
If you check the New Locations area on jlpjobs.com it will show you where our new branches are, when they open and when we are recruiting.
To see the current status of your application, log in to your personal Application Centre via this link: Returning Applicants
If you need to speak to someone about the role, please telephone the branch you applied to directly and ask to speak to the Personnel Department. Contact details for each branch are available here
for John Lewis or here
Please telephone the branch you applied to directly and ask to speak to the Personnel Department who will be able to discuss the situation with you.
Each of our branches decides individually if they wish to run local management training programs. Please telephone the Personnel Department of the branch or branches you were interested in directly to see if they run this type of training scheme. If they do choose to run a scheme, they will be able to provide any information required.
Contact details for each branch are available here.
Due to the number and range of vacancies offered across John Lewis, we are not able to notify candidates when a vacancy arises that may suit them.
Please keep checking the job search facility as all our roles are advertised online.
We no longer offer placements within our head office. However, if you would like to enquire about retail experience within our branches, please telephone the Personnel Department of the branch or branches in which you would like to work to see if they have any placement vacancies, which may suit you.
Contact details for each branch are available here
We do not offer work experience in areas such as Buying, Merchandising, Textiles or Design.
Unfortunately, it is a requirement that you are eligible to work in the UK when you start work with us.
Unfortunately, at this time we do not sponsor Work Permits.
We only take up references from your current employer once an offer has been accepted. We make no contact with them prior to this.
The John Lewis Partnership defies most conventional ideas about companies. Its culture is relaxed and informal, partly because it is one of the UK's largest industrial democracies – everyone is a Partner in the business and can have a say in its running. The variety of social activities on offer makes it easy to meet people and make friends.
WebSAF is a type of online application form. If you have already applied to another company who also use a WebSAF form, your personal details will be completed automatically when you enter your existing WebSAF username and password into our online application form.
If this is your first time using a WebSAF form, keep your username and password safe as you may find you can use it for applications elsewhere.
For more information about WebSAF, consult the application form FAQ section
and technical assistance.