The John Lewis Partnership has revealed that it will be adding more than 7,000 temporary roles across the country this Christmas to meet increased demand over the busy festive period.
In Waitrose, the group will be recruiting seasonal roles across its 331 shops, including supermarket assistants, night shift workers and customer delivery drivers for the online grocery shopping service, Waitrose.com.
There will also be 34 temporary roles available at the John Lewis stores, including sales and merchandising positions.
In addition, the group will be recruiting more than 550 permanent full-time driver and warehouse partner roles across its distribution centres and Waitrose.com and John Lewis.com customer delivery centres.
Nikki Humphrey, people director at the John Lewis Partnership, said: “We know that as the first Christmas after lockdown, customers will want to make it really special and we’re throwing everything we can into helping them celebrate – our festive team will have a crucial role to play.
“We’re looking for people who can deliver extraordinary service to help customers get what they need to celebrate. We look forward to welcoming people into our team across the country.”