We’re constantly searching for fresh new ideas to meet our customers’ needs. One of the key places we look is our graduates.

Applications for our 2017 Industrial Placement schemes are now open. 

Our 2017 graduate schemes will be open for applications from October 2016.

We believe that the John Lewis Partnership continues to grow because we are committed to introducing fresh ideas while simultaneously upholding our longstanding principles of quality, service and value.

Over the years, we’ve evolved a distinct and successful brand of retailing that customers recognise and trust. Our John Lewis shops (department stores and at home stores) have been providing customers with the very best products and service for over 150 years. Now our website is doing the same in today’s digital age. Our Waitrose branches supply the finest fresh food and quality goods both in-store and online. Its combination of convenience and expertise have made it one of the nation’s favourite supermarkets.

Both businesses rely on the dedication and commercial acumen of our Partners to succeed and progress. We need people who are passionate about retail and will embrace every opportunity on offer, whether that’s in our John Lewis and Waitrose shops or in Head Office roles.

Alongside this, we’ve grown to become an expert in the field of graduate recruitment; at training, developing and nurturing our graduates into some of the most successful professionals and leaders in the retail industry.

For 2017 we have two graduate programmes, John Lewis Partnership Leadership Scheme and John Lewis Partnership Technology Scheme. We also run a year long Industrial Placement Scheme which, for 2017, will be based within Waitrose Head Office.

The boxes below contain more details about each of the schemes.

John Lewis Partnership Finance Graduate Scheme
  • Three-year scheme
  • Finance rotations within all divisions of the Partnership
  • Finance-focused business projects
  • Focus on professional development
  • Study towards CIMA accreditation
  • London/Bracknell based
  • Requirements: 2:2 BA/BSc or above in any degree discipline

More information

John Lewis Retail Management Graduate Scheme
  • Two year scheme
  • Rotations in one or more branches
  • Includes Online/Distribution/Contact Centre experience
  • Anticipated appointment to Department Manager role within 12-18 months
  • UK-wide locations
  • Requirements: 2:2 BA/BSc or above in any degree discipline

More information

John Lewis Buying Graduate Scheme
  • Two-year scheme
  • Placements within different Buying functions
  • Focus on professional development and specialist skills
  • London based
  • Requirements: 2:1 BA/BSc or above in any degree discipline

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John Lewis Partnership Technology Graduate Scheme
  • Three-year scheme
  • Placements cover a range of technical and non-technical areas
  • Follow a career path in analysis, programming or project management
  • Explore technology functions in John Lewis, Waitrose and Partnership Services
  • Bracknell or London based
  • Requirements: 2:2 BA/BSc (in any discipline – an IT degree is not essential)

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JLP Graduate Leadership Scheme
  • Three-year scheme
  • Three branch rotations in year one
  • Head Office/Supply Chain/Partnership Services rotation in year two
  • Branch/Head Office/Supply Chain/Partnership Services rotation in year three
  • Delivers a breadth of experience
  • Study towards professional management qualifications
  • Requirements: 2:2 BA/BSc or above in any degree discipline

More information

John Lewis Merchandising Graduate Scheme
  • Two-year scheme
  • Placements within different Merchandising functions
  • Focus on professional development and specialist skills
  • London based
  • Requirements: 2:1 BA/BSc or above in any degree discipline

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Core Modules and Projects

As well as your scheme specific training, you’ll also take part in our core development programme. This will give you more exposure to the whole John Lewis Partnership – giving you the chance to expand your network across different directorates and divisions as you carry out a diverse range of challenges specifically designed to stretch your business acumen from every angle. This will include the following:

  • Induction
  • Line management and leadership training
  • Project lifecycle project
  • Six-month summit
  • Live business project
  • 12-month seminar
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Leadership event

More information

JLP
Finance

John Lewis Retail Management

John Lewis
Buying

John Lewis Partnership Finance Graduate Scheme

  • Three-year scheme
  • Finance rotations within all divisions of the Partnership
  • Finance-focused business projects
  • Focus on professional development
  • Study towards CIMA accreditation
  • London/Bracknell based
  • Requirements: 2:1 BA/BSc or above

More information

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John Lewis Retail Management Graduate Scheme

  • Two-year scheme
  • Rotations in one or more branches
  • Includes Online/Distribution/Contact Centre experience
  • Anticipated appointment to Department Manager role within 12-18 months
  • UK-wide locations
  • Requirements: 2:2 BA/BSc or above in any degree discipline

More information

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John Lewis Buying Graduate Scheme

  • Two-year scheme
  • Placements within different Buying functions
  • Focus on professional development and specialist skills
  • London based
  • Requirements: 2:1 BA/BSc or above in any degree discipline

More information

close

Core Modules and Projects

As well as your scheme specific training, you’ll also take part in our Core Development programme. This will give you more exposure to the whole John Lewis Partnership – giving you the chance to expand your network across different directorates and divisions as you carry out a diverse range of challenges specifically designed to stretch your business acumen from every angle. This will include the following:

  • Induction
  • Line management and leadership training
  • Project lifecycle project
  • Six-month summit
  • Live business project
  • 12-month seminar
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Leadership event

More information

close

JLP
Technology

Waitrose Graduate Leadership

John Lewis Merchandising

John Lewis Partnership Technology Graduate Scheme

  • Three-year scheme
  • Placements cover a range of technical and non-technical areas
  • Follow a career path in analysis, programming or project management
  • Explore technology functions in John Lewis, Waitrose and Partnership Services
  • Bracknell or London based
  • Requirements: 2:2 BA/BSc (any discipline – an IT degree is not essential)

More information

close

JLP Graduate Leadership Scheme

  • Three-year scheme
  • Three branch rotations in year one
  • Head Office/Supply Chain/Partnership Services rotation in year two
  • Branch/Head Office/Supply Chain/Partnership Services rotation in year three
  • Delivers a breadth of experience
  • Study towards professional management qualifications
  • Requirements: 2:2 BA/BSc or above in any degree discipline

More information

close

John Lewis Merchandising Graduate Scheme

  • Two-year scheme
  • Placements within different Merchandising functions
  • Focus on professional development and specialist skills
  • London based
  • Requirements: 2:1 BA/BSc or above in any degree discipline

More information

close

A more comprehensive explanation of the Partnership’s graduate Core Development Programme, and how this will help you gain the skills required to be a success at the Partnership is available at our Core Development Programme page.

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