Unleashing your potential

We want all of our Partners to reach their potential and succeed. Whether that’s in the role they’re in currently or their future ambitions. 

We see the Partnership as a climbing frame of experiences and opportunities where we can all learn new skills and capabilities. We think this helps our Partners have meaningful and varied working lives and wherever they work, to be the best they can be. There is plenty of support available if you are thinking about development; whether that is developing within your role, developing at the same level, or progressing to the next.

Improving and Progressing

We recognise that training and development means different things to different people. For some, it means being the best they can be at their job – whether they’re a Selling Assistant, a Customer Delivery Driver or an IT Manager. For others, it’s about what lies next in their own personal career paths, like looking  to progress from an Assistant Buyer to Buyer, or to move from a Selling Assistant in John Lewis & Partners to a Team Manager in Waitrose & Partners. Whatever the path you’re is looking to take, we have great training programmes and development opportunities to support you to achieve your goals. 

Learning Subsidies

As part of our incredible benefits package, all Partners who have passed their Earning Membership period can claim money back on the cost of any tutored course. This can be work related or based on your own personal interests. So that training course you’ve always wanted to do, just became possible. For more information on our other benefits, click here.

Truly Empowered

You’ll be actively encouraged to try new things and to be flexible about which opportunities are right for you. Every Partner is empowered to develop their career and the Partnership can truly be a world of opportunity.