Posted by Tom Pearce on November 24, 2016 under Graduate Leadership Scheme, Graduate Technology Scheme
Why is the John Lewis Partnership a great career choice?
At the John Lewis Partnership, employees are Partners, which means we are all co-owners of the Business and share in its success. Our founder, John Spedan Lewis, had an ambitious vision of employee co-ownership with the happiness of Partners as the ultimate purpose, and his vision lives on in the modern Partnership of today.
What does working in a Partnership mean?
Being a Partnership is about much more than sharing the profits: it defines our approach to what we do. With ownership comes responsibility, and the knowledge that our success depends entirely on providing the best quality products and services to our customers so that they come back to us again and again. Our democratic network of elected councils, committees and forums gives Partners a real say in our decision-making processes, and allows us to challenge management on performance and have a real say in how the business is run. This sense of collective responsibility extends to everyone we deal with, from customers and suppliers to the communities we’re part of.
“We ask not only that you do your day job, but that you play an active role as an owner,” That you engage with your colleagues and work with them in thinking through what will make the business successful. Our shareholders aren’t passive and distant . . . they have lots of opinions” – Patrick Lewis, Finance Director.
Once you become a Partner you become part of the success story.