Industrial Placement 2022/23 - Commercial Planning / Space & Assortment

Job Type Comms and Marketing
Location Bracknell Campus
Partnership Level 10
Closing Date 17/10/2021
Vacancy Type Temporary
Salary £20,400.00 - £20,400.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 35 hrs Monday - Friday


What’s the role about?

Our Industrial Placement Programme within Waitrose & Partners will make you see retail in a new light. Our unique Partnership difference and approach to business will enable you to get the most out of your placement year. Our placements combine hands-on experience with real projects. You will also receive relevant on the job training.

Within the Commercial Planning, Space & Assortment role, you will support a variety of critical Commercial functions across the Space and Assortment and Commercial Planning departments including support for commercial projects, analytical reporting and the delivery

of first class communication ensuring that queries, change processes, projects and requests are all actioned efficiently and effectively.

What will you be doing?

  • Delivery of Commercial projects, applying academic studies into solving complex business problems. Presenting key findings to senior leaders.

  • Gaining a quick understanding of the processes required for the routine running of the Space and Commercial Planning departments within the Commercial directorate and the relationships with other key directorates

  • Gaining a technical knowledge and supporting key projects within the Commercial Planning and Space teams

  • Supporting the Commercial Planner with the trade planning process across Commercial

  • Supporting the Secondary Space Performance and Planning Manager with key seasonal and promotional events

  • Helping to develop business processes, frameworks and tools within your area, continuously improving them to drive efficiency and effectiveness

What you'll have

To be eligible for this role, you must be studying an undergraduate degree at university. As part of your degree, you will be taking a year out in industry commencing July 2022.

What else could you bring?

You will currently be studying a degree in business or other numerate subject e.g. economics, maths,statistics,sciences, geography.


External Candidates - please view the job outline attached to the advert.

Internal Partners - please find the job outline in this folder -

Please Note:

  • Interviews will take place at the beginning of November.

  • The placement will start on Monday 18th July 2022.

  • We will only accept one application for any of the Partnership Industrial Placement schemes. If you apply for more than one scheme, we will take the first application we receive. You will then receive an email notifying you of the withdrawal of any subsequent applications.

  • Please print off the job outline now, as you will be unable to view it once the vacancy has closed.

  • We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early ​

The application form consists of a CV upload, an online test followed by application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time. (If internal, check your Workday notifications and see further guidance on the PDW under "Internal application process"). 

As a business we encourage flexible working. We have a number of different ways to work flexibly, so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, examples of how our Partners already work flexibly include part-time, job share, home working and compressed hours.


We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership click here -

Attachment: Commercial Planning _ Space & Assortment Industrial Placement .pdf 


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