London, 2016-Oct-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose is recruiting over 5,000 people for temporary roles across the country this Christmas to help with increased demand over the busy festive period.
New recruits will make up around 2,500 of these roles and they will be filled throughout October, November and December. The remaining roles will be filled by those who have worked for the retailer previously with many being university students home for the Christmas holidays.
The full-time and part-time positions cover a variety of roles throughout the business, including Waitrose branches and little Waitrose convenience shops.
Helen Hyde, Waitrose Personnel Director, said: ‘We are committed to offering the best customer service during the festive season so we are happy to welcome people who wish to work in our fast-paced and friendly business. As we approach our busiest time of the year the creation of thousands of varied seasonal roles will help enable us to provide our famous high-quality service for busy Christmas shoppers.’
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Those interested in applying can check www.jlpjobs.com throughout the run-up to Christmas to see the advertised vacancies on offer.
Waitrose – winner of the Best Supermarket1 and Best Food Retailer2 awards- currently has 350 shops in England, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands, including 61 convenience branches, and another 27 shops at Welcome Break locations. It combines the convenience of a supermarket with the expertise and service of a specialist shop – dedicated to offering quality food that has been responsibly sourced, combined with high standards of customer service. Waitrose also exports its products to 58 countries worldwide and has seven shops which operate under licence in the Middle East. Waitrose’s omnichannel business includes the online grocery service Waitrose.com, as well as specialist online shops including waitrosecellar.com for wine and waitrosekitchen.com for cookware, utensils and kithchen gadgets.
¹ Which? Customer Survey
² Verdict Customer Satisfaction Awards
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Source: John Lewis Partnership