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John Lewis careers and training schemes

John Lewis is the UK’s largest department store group. Our network of selling branches stretches across the nation. As an expert retailer, our aim is to delight customers across the whole assortment of goods.

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The Company

John Lewis is a very different kind of business. In just about every way you could imagine. We offer a unique combination of rich heritage, indisputable reputation and the most exciting careers in 21st century retail.

The UK’s largest department store retailer, we sell more than a million different lines through our fast-growing network of shops and thriving online business. This is your chance to be a co-owner of it all.

How? Because in joining us, you’ll become a Partner in one of the UK’s oldest and largest industrial democracies. As a valued member of the wider John Lewis Partnership, you’ll have colleagues across not only John Lewis but also Waitrose. Along with the responsibilities of ownership, you’ll share in our profits and have a voice in the business; one that is uniquely fair, open and transparent.

We’re continuously voted the nation’s most loved retailer, so it should come as no surprise that we’ll invest as much in your future as we do in being the industry leader. Our intensive graduate training is rightly recognised as belonging among the best in our industry.

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Live Jobs

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Interview Reviews

Retail Graduate Scheme at John Lewis

 2.7 / 5 added 16 March 2014

First step was psychometric tests including numerical and verbal reasoning. The next step was a telephone interview. This was with a member of their graduate recruitment team and lasted 18 minutes.…

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Training & Profiles

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Case Study

Case study: Alexandra Creasy

Name: Alexandra Creasy
Role: Department Manager – John Lewis Retail Management Scheme
Joined: 2008

“Being a graduate in John Lewis is fantastic. I’m on the retail management scheme and there’s been a huge amount of investment in my future. Branches really care about how successful their graduates are, because they see them as being part of the long term future.”

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Information & FAQ

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Online application

Annual vacancies


  • National
  • London
  • South East

Job dates:

Application closes:

Sunday, 1st December 2013

Job starts:

September 2014


  • Product discounts / discount cards
  • Salary
  • Pension scheme



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