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John Lewis Partnership Careers. Graduate Schemes. Selection Process. There are six stages to our initial online application process: Values based questionnaireManagement judgement indicator testVerbal testNumerical testScheme specific multiple-choice questionsApplication form If you get through these first stages, we’ll take time to assess your application form in more depth.

Selection Process

If everything looks promising, you’ll be invited to a video interview which lasts up to 15 minutes. If all goes well, you’ll be invited to an assessment centre including an interview. Technology roles. Technology is the central nervous system of our £9.5 billion gross sales business.

Technology roles

It underpins every aspect of the retail life cycle and is an equal partner in the business, offering proactive solutions that give us an edge in a highly competitive environment. Innovation is key – but only if it brings genuine commercial benefits. State-of-the-art gadgets are always of interest, but they must add value to the business. We look to technology to improve the bottom line, enhancing efficiency and driving sales by making multi-channel retail possible. So it’ll come as no surprise that we need the best and brightest people to lead this IT critical function and continue delivering effective solutions. As part of our training scheme, you will not only develop your skills within IT, but also build the qualities required to be a future leader of the business. We have IT functions in all three of our divisions, John Lewis, Waitrose and Partnership Services.

Finance roles. Finance influences nearly every area of the Partnership, from managing the performance of the business, to safeguarding the company’s assets, to paying suppliers and Partners.

Finance roles

Finance is also key to our long-term growth strategy – which is why our Finance Graduate scheme aims to nurture finance professionals with the commercial and technical abilities to not only help us achieve this growth but manage a business twice its current size. From the start you’ll be given live projects on real time business issues. These will help you develop your technical and analytical skills, build your understanding of our business and start your leadership journey in the Partnership. You can be expected to take charge of your work with your individual input impacting your immediate team and providing insight to more senior colleagues from an early stage. During the three-year scheme, there are three placements. Buying roles. Being a Buyer at John Lewis is all about inspiring customers with an incredible breadth of stylish products – from sofas to make-up and tablet computers to handbags.

Buying roles

If you like the idea of leading the way with the most innovative products, this is the chance to play a defining role in how customers perceive the John Lewis brand while ensuring the commercial viability of our business. This scheme is designed to create expert Buyers and inspirational leaders. It will give you the skills and knowledge to make the right product choices, understand the latest customer trends, analyse industry dynamics and assess the commercial viability of products and suppliers. You’ll be based in our Head Office in Victoria, London. It’s an intensive two-year journey that will nurture your creativity and stretch your capabilities. From placements and projects to away days, master classes, courses and on-the-job training, you’ll develop and grow through a wealth of different experiences. Changing your style. Merchandising roles. Our huge range of products doesn’t just need to excite and inspire customers, it must also add to the bottom line.

Merchandising roles

That’s where our commercially-focused Merchandisers come in. In a nutshell, it’s their challenge to manage stock in order to hit financial targets such as sales, profit and stock in turn. John Lewis is one of the few retailers making significant investment in new merchandising systems. So if your ambition is to be a leading-edge Merchandiser, this is the place to launch your career. You’ll be based in our Head Office in Victoria, London. The first step on your journey will be an entry-level position in our highly-respected Merchandising team, where from day one you’ll be managing over £250,000 of stock a week as a Merchandising Assistant. John Lewis Retail Management Scheme. How do you like the sound of managing your very own John Lewis shop?

John Lewis Retail Management Scheme

This should be your ultimate ambition if you want to join our branch-based Retail Management Scheme. There are plenty of steps in between here and there that will each test, challenge and reward you. But the progression opportunities are yours for the taking. All you have to do is prove yourself. So how will we make sure you get there? Waitrose Graduate Leadership Scheme. Here at Waitrose, we mean business We’re exceptionally proud of who we are.

Waitrose Graduate Leadership Scheme

As the supermarket division of the John Lewis Partnership, we’ve come a long way – with more than 300 branches across the country. However we’re not stopping there. Career and Campus Events. Graduate Blog. New branches and graduate projects.

Graduate Blog

As part of the retail graduate scheme we are lucky enough to have the opportunity to experience placements in different branches across the country. At the beginning of March, after spending six months in our first placement branches, myself and my fellow retail graduates made the move to our new branches! I am now in […] Continue Reading Buying and Brand Conference The 2014 buying and merchandising graduate cohort had the opportunity to get involved with organising the John Lewis Buying and Brand conference.

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