// The John Lewis Partnership is recruiting for 10,000 jobs this festive season
// The group will be providing free food to all partners and temporary workers from October to January to help with the rising cost of living
John Lewis Partnership is recruiting more than 10,000 seasonal staff across the country to meet increased demand over the busy festive period.
The group will offer free food to all partners and temporary workers from 3 October to 6 January to help as food prices rise at the fastest rate since 2008.
The 10,000 roles are within both Waitrose and John Lewis shops as well as its distribution network.
The retailer said it will recruit 4,000 seasonal roles across its 331 Waitrose shops, including supermarket assistants, night shift workers and customer delivery drivers as well as 2,000 temporary roles for its 34 John Lewis stores, including sales and merchandising positions.
In addition, the partnership is also recruiting 4,000 roles in its supply chain through the recruitment agencies it works with, including warehouse workers and drivers to support the expected increase in Waitrose.com and John Lewis.com orders.
Successful candidates will receive a competitive salary, training and potential development opportunities, as well as flexible and blended working in a company that seeks to be the most inclusive in the UK.
John Lewis Partnership chief operations officer Andrew Murphy said: “We pride ourselves on creating a happy workplace because it’s our Partners who make the difference and it’s thanks to them that John Lewis and Waitrose are two of the UK’s best-loved brands.
“We are looking forward to welcoming people across the country to grow our team and ensure we deliver a great Christmas for our customers.”