It’s no secret that Christmas is a busy time for the Partnership. A magical atmosphere builds in our shops throughout the season and it’s our Partners dedication and commitment to helping customers find the perfect gift for their loved ones that makes it a special place to work and shop. Join us at Christmas and experience the real magic of working in retail.
Our Christmas job opportunities for 2023 are now open for applications for John Lewis & Partners!
You’ll only need to make one application per branch to be considered for our Sales, Stock and Catering Assistant opportunities in John Lewis.
You’ll need to apply for Waitrose vacancies separately. You’ll also need to create an account with us to start your application.
Helpful tip – To create the correct job alerts for our Christmas vacancies choose your location, choose ‘Customer Service’ as the job family group and choose ‘Customer Service and Experience’ for the job family.
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In our Partners, we look for those who are passionate about giving great customer service and are always willing to go one step beyond. Christmas time is fast-paced and dynamic for retail, so you’ll enjoy a variety of tasks whilst working as part of a supportive team.
If successful you’ll be offered a contract which may include weekend, early morning and late night working. You may also have the chance to increase your hours, particularly in the weeks leading up to Christmas. As a seasonal temporary Partner, we’ll expect you to be flexible at your branch during our peak trading period.
As if that wasn’t enough reason to join us at Christmas, Partner & Personal Stylist, Jolie (who started with us as a Christmas temp) shares five more reasons why you wouldn’t want to work anywhere else!
As a Retail Sales Assistant, you’ll be responsible for making sure our customers find what they are looking for. Whether it’s the perfect gift for a loved one or a new TV to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks, you’ll offer assistance and guide our customers throughout the buyer’s journey.
Will I suit this temporary job role?
We’ll expect you to have a natural ability for selling and customer service. You should also be warm, friendly, and knowledgeable about our range of products.
Discover more about our Retail Sales Assistant role.
Register for Christmas Temp job alerts today so we can notify you via e-mail when you’ll be able to submit your application.
In this seasonal role you’ll keep our shelves full, ensuring our customers can grab what they need with no difficulties. Products need to be replenished daily, so you’ll play a key role in maintaining the high quality of customer service in your store.
Will I suit this seasonal work role?
You should be comfortable using stock management systems, able to work both independently and in a team, and have an approachable manner.
Discover more about our Retail Stock Assistant role temporary Christmas job roles.
Register for job alerts today so we can notify you via e-mail when you’ll be able to submit your application.
Shopping over the busy Christmas period can be hungry work. As a Retail Catering Assistant, you’ll work within our Hospitality offering in our shops. You’ll serve customers with a smile as they refuel for the rest of their day.
Will I suit this winter season job role?
We’ll expect you to be passionate about food, quality and customer service. Your delicious dishes and dynamic style should keep our customers coming back time after time.
Discover more about our Retail Catering Assistant role.
We’re very lucky in some of shops that our two treasured brands come together. Waitrose & Partners Foodhalls are small versions of our core stores and are situated inside a John Lewis & Partners shop. We’ll be recruiting for Foodhall Assistants in locations such as Oxford Street and Bluewater.
Our Supermarket Assistants are fundamental to the overall success of our Waitrose & Partners stores. You’ll be the first touchpoint for our customers who need advice, so you should be comfortable offering direction and introducing personalised ideas and new products.
Partner, Keegan, explains the top 5 reasons why you should work for Waitrose this Christmas:
Will I suit this Christmas temp role?
You should be a great listener, able to build a rapport with customers, and confident explaining what our products are and why our customers might want to purchase them.
Discover more about our Supermarket Assistant role.
You can only apply for one Seasonal role per John Lewis & Partners shop. However, you will have the opportunity to express your interest in other Seasonal roles in the same shop if you are invited to attend an interview / assessment.
With stores located nationwide, there are a lot of Christmas temp vacancies for us to recruit for. Below is a list of locations that we are looking to recruit seasonal workers for. Our range of Christmas job roles can be viewed here.
Once you have successfully completed the online testing you will be invited to complete an online application form. You will then be invited to an assessment centre if your application is successful at that stage.
If you have a disability, learning difficulty, medical condition or an individual need which you believe may affect your performance in the application process, we’ll be happy to make adjustments to enable you to perform at your best. For more information, please click here.
Recruiting for our Seasonal vacancies is a busy time for us in the Partnership. We’ll aim to let you know whether you have been successful or not within 2 weeks of your assessment date. Please regularly check your account on jlpjobs.com and your emails for updates.
This will vary between shops and the earliest start dates will be advertised on the vacancy. This would be discussed in more detail at the assessment centre.
At this stage, we do not know our future requirements and this will vary between shops. Should you start in a role with us, you can discuss this with your Line Manager.
Unfortunately, due to the volume of requests we receive we’re unable to provide specific feedback after assessment centres or interviews for our Seasonal vacancies.
We have many benefits that can help you financially. Not only do Partner receive generous discounts in both John Lewis and Waitrose, we also have teamed up with many organisations across the country to offer discounts (such as restaurants and travel companies). Based on the performance of the Partnership, you could also be rewarded with a Partnership bonus, paid annually.
We understand just how important it is to have the best support in place for you and your family. That’s why we have a range of benefits to do just that. Including our market leading Equal Parenthood Leave available to every Partner, regardless of how they’ve become a parent.
Who doesn’t enjoy time away from work? Our time away benefits are here to be enjoyed. Exclusive hotels just for Partners, ticket subsidies, sport clubs and societies and the opportunity to buy an extra weeks holiday every year! What’s not to love?
We’re invested in the financial, physical, mental and social wellbeing of all our Partners. Changes in society and the workplace are putting new pressures on workers, and we’re more committed than ever in supporting Partners and helping them fulfil their potential whilst. making sure they are happy, not just in work, but outside of work too.
The Partnership supports flexible working, such as when, where and how you work. Working flexibly may mean different things to help with your own work-life balance. For example, it might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.
The Partnership has a Defined Contribution pension scheme where your contributions will be matched by the Partnership (up to 8% of pay) and, after three years’ service, you’ll receive an additional Partnership contribution of 4% of pay, regardless of whether you pay in or not.
Applying for a new job can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Take a look at our helpful guide to understand what to expect in your application journey and the support we can offer you throughout.