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Retailer looking to fill 100 jobs in York
THE search is on to fill 100 jobs at York’s new John Lewis store - with a further 200 positions to become available next month.
The high street retailer has started its first recruitment phase ahead of the opening of its new 92,000 sq ft department store at Monks Cross next year.
Currently there are 100 ‘live’ vacancies for specialist roles, including visual merchandising, business protection, admin and maintenance. The second phase of recruitment will open in November when 200 sales assistant roles will be open for applications.
The news follows the appointment of Robert Garnish as branch manager at John Lewis York.
He said: “To be at the helm of the new shop is a really exciting time for me and I’m confident that the recruitment team will select a strong group of individuals to bring the John Lewis offer to the residents of York and surrounding areas.
“The business gives all staff fantastic opportunities to progress and move up the career ladder. In fact, I joined 13 years ago on the John Lewis graduate scheme and have been supported every step of the way to management level.”
The recruitment process is being coordinated by personnel growth manager at John Lewis Rebekah Hawley, who added: “We are looking for hardworking people who can use their own initiative, are eager to work within a team and importantly, have a passion for retail.
“John Lewis is renowned for excellent customer service so finding a 300-strong team who are committed to ensuring every customer through the doors enjoys their experience is a key priority for us.”
The vacancies are the first of a total of 1,000 set to be delivered by the £90 million Vangarde development, which is also set to feature a Next store and a new flagship Marks and Spencer’s store.
Construction at the site started in May this year after Caddick Construction was awarded the contract to build the new retail park.