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John Lewis To Offer Over 500 Retail Jobs In Leeds

13 May 2016

John Lewis To Offer Over 500 Retail Jobs In Leeds

John Lewis is to offer over 500 full and part time retail jobs in Leeds at its new store in the city’s Victoria Gate complex.

Applications open today for around 550 retail vacancies with John Lewis in the Yorkshire city, with positions available to include beauty therapists, stylists, shop floor assistants and customer service roles with the company.

The first phase of the Victoria Gate retail development is set to complete this autumn, and a further 500 Leeds retail and hospitality jobs are expected to be created by dozens of other businesses at the finished complex. Around 1,000 temporary jobs will also have been created during the construction of the new development, which will also feature restaurants, cafes, leisure facilities and a multi-storey car park.

The John Lewis at Victoria Gate will be the department store’s first in Leeds and will have cost £150 million by the time it opens its doors.

​Head of ​the new Leeds b​ranch of John Lewis, James Prince, praised the strong talent pool in the city, saying: “Having lived in the city for the past four years, it means a lot to me to be able to offer jobs at John Lewis Leeds to local people. There are some brilliant, talented individuals in the region and I’m looking forward to meeting enthusiastic and dedicated future ​p​artners and hopefully welcoming them to become a part of our team.”

Labour Member of Parliament for Leeds Central, Hilary Benn, welcomed the John Lewis news, saying: “This is an exciting development for Leeds and a striking building. It is bringing a large number of jobs to the city centre, and we all look forward to John Lewis opening. I hope that as many people as possible from Leeds will apply for the wide range of jobs available.”

Retail is an exciting sector to work in - and Leeds has no shortage of opportunity for people who want to get started in a retail career. As well as a decent salary and solid work experience, there are also a few other perks to be had working in retail. Get things rolling now by applying for some current retail jobs in Leeds.

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