Supermarket Assistant Jobs

Waitrose is all about enriched experiences. And that goes for our people – our Partners – as much as our customers. We want you to enjoy your work. So we’ll train you. Treat you respectfully. And then reward you by giving you a share in the profits, for pulling it all together and being part of our success.

As a Supermarket Assistant, you’ll be the first person that our customers come to for advice and help, so it’ll be down to you to be an ambassador for Waitrose. You’ll help people enjoy our award-winning food retail experience by caring for customers, providing tasters and tailored advice on the best fine foods around, and keep everything running smoothly both behind the scenes and on the shop floor.

With our interactive experience below, you can get an inside look with the help of our shop team at what it means to be a Supermarket Assistant. Click on interactive elements to learn more details about the role and the people you could work alongside:

What Will I Do As A Supermarket Assistant?

On a day to day basis, you’ll be involved with:

  • Customer service
  • Stock replenishment
  • Manning the check out tills
  • Putting together customer click and collect orders
  • Unpacking deliveries

Along with other Waitrose Partners such as Food Service Partners, Product Specialists, Customer Delivery Drivers, LGV Drivers and Managers, you’ll keep our shops full of inspiring fine food and help us keep innovating and inspire customers with artisan taste experiences fit for connoisseurs and families alike.

Parris, Supermarket Assistant

What Do I Need For This Role?

You don’t need qualifications to join us as a Supermarket Assistant. It’s your flair for retail – whether you have previous job experience or just a genuine passion for it – that will mean you take pride in whatever you do, carrying out everything to the highest standards. We look for warm, reliable, team players who can contribute lots to our team and provide great customer service. It’ll also help to be flexible, amenable and able to work at pace on multiple tasks.

We look for these traits in our Supermarket Assistants because this position is unique and unlike any other role in the food retail industry. That’s because as a Supermarket Assistant with Waitrose you’re not just stacking shelves, but a co-owner of the John Lewis Partnership, the largest employee owned company in the UK.

What does this mean for me?

  • You’ll receive a percentage of the profits from John Lewis and Waitrose each year as an annual Bonus.
  • We care for your wellbeing both in and out of work, and support you to do what you love in your free time with education subsidies, sports and social clubs, and exclusive Partnership hotels.
  • As a democracy, you can make your voice heard on everything from new initiatives to the overall direction of John Lewis and Waitrose through our Partnership Voice system, voting, and representatives on our elected councils.

Co-ownership is a privilege, but it also carries a responsibility – we work hard, because we want to do well. We want people who appreciate what the Partnership difference means and who are willing to do that extra bit more as a result.

How will you make a difference? As a Supermarket Assistant, you’ll ensure that our checkouts are not simply where our customers pay, but also where they get to enjoy a passing conversation with you. You won’t just stock food, you’ll place it with care. And you’ll share your product knowledge with both your team and customers whenever you can, not because you have to but because you want to.

Bring all this and we’ll give you all the training and development you need to have a bright future with us, with potential pathways into leadership and management careers, or lateral shifts to try out different jobs in other areas of John Lewis and Waitrose.

What Benefits Will I Enjoy In This Role?

As a Waitrose Partner, you’ll be entitled to our industry leading benefits. Joining the John Lewis Partnership will pave the way for you to enjoy our annual bonus, discounts at both Waitrose and John Lewis, subsidised stays at our exclusive Partnership hotels, Social Clubs and Societies and even Extended Leave.

As a Supermarket Assistant, you’ll even receive an exclusive benefit with subsidised entry for both you and your friends and family to our Waitrose Cookery Schools in London and Wiltshire. There, talented chefs will help you harness your passion for fine food with classes in everything from street food to Italian classics.

What Shift Patterns Are Available?

Whether you’re looking for full-time or part-time jobs, we have a range of shift patterns to fit your lifestyle, whether you’re looking for weekend work only or a student looking for a part-time job. Please check job descriptions to find the specified hours for our roles.

Across the year seasonal and temporary roles will become available. Whether you’re looking for work over the summer or a Christmas retail job, there’s sure to be an opportunity to do that. Register for an account and create a job alert to learn about specific opportunities or continue to check back regularly.

We also have Nightshift jobs available at our shops, where you could earn a shift premium in addition to your hourly rate and flexibility to fit around other commitments. See all of our Nightshift job opportunities here.

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With over 350 Waitrose shops around the UK, there’s a huge range of opportunities available, whether you’re looking for jobs in London, the South West, the Midlands or Scotland. Search for a Supermarket Assistant job near you.

It doesn’t have to just be in our classic supermarkets either – we also have convenience store job opportunities in our Little Waitrose stores that provide fresh and delicious food to customers on the move wherever they find most convenient, such as in train stations, service stations and on the high street.

Take a look below to see our current Waitrose Supermarket Assistant jobs. Apply now.

See our current Supermarket Assistant jobs

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Night Replenishment, Supermarket Assistant (Various London Branches)
  • South Bank Tower
    Bressenden Place
    Barbican
    Battersea, Nine Elms
    Bayswater
    Belgravia
    Bloomsbury
    Camden
    Canary Wharf
    Chelsea
    Clapham Common
    Clapham Junction
    Clerkenwell
    Crouch End
    Ealing (Petrol Filling Station)
    Edgware Road
    Enfield
    Finchley Road
    Fulham
    Gloucester Road
    Greenwich
    High Holborn
    Islington
    Kensington
    Kensington Gardens
    Kings Cross Station
    Knightsbridge
    Marylebone
    Monument
    Muswell Hill
    Notting Hill
    Old Brompton Road
    Palmers Green
    Parsons Green
    Pimlico
    Portman Square
    Putney
    Shepherds Bush
    St Katharine Docks
    Stratford
    Vauxhall
    Victoria
    Walbrook
    West Kensington
    West Hampstead
    Winchmore Hill
    Kings Cross, 1 Wharf Road
    , London
  • Up to £10.61 depending on location. This is negotiable dependent on relevant skills and experience.
  • Closing Date: 24/6/2018
Customer Delivery Driver, Supermarket Assistant (Various London Branches)
  • Barbican
    Battersea, Nine Elms
    Bayswater
    Belgravia
    Bloomsbury
    Brent Cross
    Camden
    Canary Wharf
    Chelsea
    Clapham Junction
    Clerkenwell
    Ealing
    Edgware Road
    Enfield
    Finchley Road
    Fulham
    Gloucester Road
    Greenwich
    Islington
    Kensington
    Marylebone
    Muswell Hill
    Palmers Green
    Portman Square
    Putney
    Shepherds Bush
    St Katharine Docks
    Stratford
    Wimbledon
    Winchmore Hill
    Kings Cross, 1 Wharf Road
    , London
  • Up to £11.35 depending on location. This is negotiable dependent on relevant skills and experience.
  • Closing Date: 24/6/2018
Supermarket Assistant, Various Departments (Various South West London Branches)
  • South Bank Tower
    Battersea, Nine Elms
    Bayswater
    Belgravia
    Chelsea
    Clapham Common
    Clapham Junction
    Fulham
    Gloucester Road
    Kensington
    Knightsbridge
    Notting Hill
    Old Brompton Road
    Parsons Green
    Pimlico
    Putney
    Shepherds Bush
    Vauxhall
    Victoria
    West Kensington
    , London
  • Up to £10.61 depending on location. This is negotiable dependent on relevant skills and experience.
  • Closing Date: 24/6/2018
Customer Delivery Driver, Supermarket Assistant
  • Maidenhead, South East England
  • Up to £10.44. This is negotiable dependent on relevant skills and experience.
  • Closing Date: 25/6/2018
Supermarket Assistant, Various Departments
  • Wallingford, Central England
  • Up to £9.76. This is negotiable dependent on relevant skills and experience.
  • Closing Date: 23/6/2018
Food Service, Supermarket Assistant
  • Basingstoke, Basingview, South East England
  • Up to £9.76. This is negotiable dependent on relevant skills and experience.
  • Closing Date: 27/6/2018