John Lewis to recruit 7,000 temporary staff for the festive season

The John Lewis Partnership is recruiting more than 7,000 temporary roles across the country this Christmas – which is 2,000 more than last year – to meet increased demand over the busy festive period. 

In the 34 John Lewis stores, temporary roles will include sales and merchandising positions.

In addition, the retailer is recruiting more than 550 permanent full-time driver and warehouse Partner roles across its distribution centres and John and customer delivery centres.

JLP announced a new 300k square foot distribution centre at Bardon, Leicestershire which will help support additional online demand ahead of Black Friday this year.

Jobs are starting to be advertised in phases on as well as and Google throughout September and October.

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.

“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.”