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John Lewis To Create 300 Cheltenham Jobs This Year

31 May 2018

John Lewis To Create 300 Cheltenham Jobs This Year

A new John Lewis is set to open later this year in Gloucestershire, with 300 Cheltenham jobs to be created by the department store.

The store will cover over ten and a half thousand square metres of floor space on Cheltenham’s High Street, at an investment of more than £20 million by John Lewis.

The Cheltenham John Lewis branch will open in the middle of October this year with hundreds of full and part time jobs still up for grabs.

Recruitment for the Cheltenham jobs will get underway during the first week of June and typical roles on offer at the new John Lewis will include sales assistants, service assistants, customer support staff, catering jobs and vacancies on the operations team.

As with all vacancies at John Lewis, new recruits will become ‘partners’ rather employees and can look forward to competitive wages and benefits such as leisure facilities.

Commenting on the town’s new store, John Lewis’ Cheltenham branch manager, Martin Bundy, said: “Our partnership model is right at the heart of our business and partners have a say in how it’s run. I look forward to meeting the new partners who will work as part of the team here, delivering outstanding service to our customers.”

And, highlighting the potential career prospects at John Lewis from personal experience, Mr Bundy added: “Having joined the partnership over 18 years ago as a sales assistant, I have experienced first hand the investment the business makes in its partners. I am confident the partners who join us in Cheltenham will also have fulfilling careers with John Lewis.”

Cheltenham Business Improvement District’s director, Kevan Blackadder, also commented on the new store, saying: “It’s great that as well as being such a welcome addition to the town, John Lewis will be creating so many highly desirable jobs. With vacancies across a wide range of skill sets, I’m sure there will be a lot of interest. There is clearly still a future in retail as a long-lasting career opportunity.”

Cheltenham Borough Council also welcomed the announcement with its leader, Councillor Steve Jordan, saying: “The John Lewis store opening is positive for lots of reasons. One of them is the jobs that are being created. That will be very good for the local economy. The High Street situation, not just in Cheltenham but nationally, has been a bit tricky lately so it’s good news.”

If you are studying in Cheltenham and looking for work then you’ll find some great opportunities all through the year at the town’s famous Cheltenham Racecourse. For all sorts of other flexible roles in this part of Gloucestershire, take a look at what is available on our page of Student Jobs In Cheltenham.

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