Partnership Apprenticeships

We’ve developed a market-leading apprenticeship programme that enables Partners to learn whilst ‘on-the-job’ in the Partnership. On completion of our programmes you’ll achieve a nationally recognised apprenticeship standard of competency. Helping you lay the foundations to a successful career. 

What We’ve Achieved So Far…

Since the announcement of a government levy was introduced in 2017, we’ve enrolled 1,940 Partners onto one our apprenticeship schemes. This number is ever increasing with every new cohort. In 2019 we enrolled just under 700 Partners to become apprentices!

Current Opportunities

LGV Driving Apprenticeship

Our LGV apprenticeship has been carefully designed to support you in achieving the required driving qualifications to put you in the driving seat.

Due to the nature of the role (including the delivery and handling of age restricted items) all candidates must be over the age of 18 to apply. All positions will be based in our state of the art distribution centre Magna Park, Milton Keynes.

To view our current vacancies, please click here.

Heavy Vehicle Maintenance Technician Apprentice

Our HGV Maintenance Technicians will work on our fleet of articulated lorries that help transport our goods across the country.

This opportunity will be available in our sites in Milton Keynes, North London, Bracknell and Aylesford.

Recruitment for our 2020 cohort will begin at the end of February 2020. Register for job alerts so that we can notify you via email when these vacancies are available for you to apply for.

Light Vehicle Maintenance Technician Apprentice

Our LGV Maintenance Technicians will work on our fleet of Customer Delivery and smaller Partnership vehicles that help transport our goods across the country and to customer’s homes.

This opportunity will be available in our site in Coulsdon, London.

Recruitment for our 2020 cohort will begin at the end of February 2020. Register for job alerts so that we can notify you via email when these vacancies are available for you to apply for.

Bodyshop Technician Apprentice

Our Bodyshop Technicians will work on our fleet of Partnership vehicles of all sizes.

This opportunity will be available in our site in Bracknell, Berkshire.

Recruitment for our 2020 cohort will begin at the end of February 2020. Register for job alerts so that we can notify you via email when these vacancies are available for you to apply for.

Developing From Within

At the John Lewis Partnership, we encourage and support existing Partners who want to develop professionally in their careers. Since the government levy was introduced in 2017, we’ve run 25 schemes covering a variety of different business areas including; Butcher & Fishmonger, Leadership, Sewing Machinist, Advanced CIMA qualifications and Human Resources. So, if you’re not looking for an Apprenticeship right now, you can know that future fulfilling opportunities await once you’ve started elsewhere in the Partnership.

Sophia’s Story
Hear from Partner & HR Apprentice, Sophia about how about how she continues to develop her career whilst making a real impact on the business by reading her article on LinkedIn.
Jennifer’s Story
10-years ago, Partner & current HR Apprentice, Jennifer joined Waitrose & Partners as a part-time check-outs assistant. She is now studying for her level 5 CIPD qualification. Read about her journey so far here.

A Fantastic Opportunity

Whichever Apprenticeship programme you choose, we’ll give you all the training needed for you to succeed.  If you’re diligent, curious and keen to learn, the sky’s the limit. And whilst you’re working and learning, you’ll also be earning. Sound good to you?

Got What It Takes?

The John Lewis Partnership is unique. One reason why is the way we put the happiness of our people – our Partners – first. We always treat each other as individuals, with respect and honesty – very much like the way we treat our customers.. It’s also because our Partners get a say and a share in the business; all of which makes the Partnership a pretty special place to work. So what kind of qualities do you need to succeed with us? In simple terms, we’re looking for people who reflect our business. You’ll need to be open, adaptable and eager to learn. You should also enjoy working with people and in a team, as a good communicator with an approachable, friendly, outgoing manner. And, you also need common sense, resilience and a bucket load of enthusiasm.

More Apprenticeship Schemes will be recruited for throughout the year. Register for job alerts so that you can be notified of the latest opportunities.

Latest opportunities

Waitrose

HGV Technician, Bracknell

 Bracknell

 South East England

£16.81 - £19.32 per hour, inclusive of shift allowance

Closing Date: 5/4/2020

Waitrose

Business Analyst & Continuous Improvement Manager, Enfield Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC)

 Enfield CFC

 London

£31,700 - £41,500

Closing Date: 1/4/2020

Waitrose

Assistant Team Manager - Petrol Filling Station Broxbourne

 Broxbourne

 Central England

£21,050-£30,150 This is negotiable dependent on relevant skills and experience

Closing Date: 3/4/2020