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Two and a Half Years on the Waitrose Leadership Scheme – My Reflections

Hi all, My name is Godfrey Asare and I am currently one of the 9 final year Waitrose Leadership Graduates. I spent the first year of the scheme working in Waitrose Branches where we became Department (Deputy) Manager Trainees. Year two of the scheme I spent as an Analytics Project Manager working within our eCommerce […]

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Why is the John Lewis Partnership a great career choice?

Why is the John Lewis Partnership a great career choice?   At the John Lewis Partnership, employees are Partners, which means we are all co-owners of the Business and share in its success. Our founder, John Spedan Lewis, had an ambitious vision of employee co-ownership with the happiness of Partners as the ultimate purpose, and […]

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Assessment Centre Hints & Tips! We’ll see you there!

First of all – Congratulations! You’ve got this far, so clearly you have shown great potential and deserve to be at this stage of the selection process for the John Lewis Partnership Graduate Scheme – remember that! Here are a few tips to help you prepare: The assessment centre is an all day event but […]

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My First 2 Months on the Tech Scheme

Hi all. It’s hard to believe that we are already two months into life on the technology graduate scheme; what seemed so far away when I was double-checking my application form and worrying about numerical tests is now a reality and flying by! I thought I’d give you an update of what we’ve been up […]

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Why I chose the JLP

It’s probably not surprising to hear that when all of us fresh faced graduates met one another at the induction event, we all spent a lot of time asking and answering same question: what attracted you to the partnership. What IS surprising, however, is how similar our answers all tended to be. For such a […]

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Social Aspects of the Graduate Schemes

When I was invited to write this entry, I thought “why me”? I have previously seen myself very business-like at work and I expected to only socialise with my established friendship network. However, most of my friends from university have moved as far as Australia and Canada, making a coffee catch-up a bit more complicated. […]

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Video Interviews – Hints & Tips!

Whether you’ve been invited to a video interview or you’ve submitted your application and looking ahead at the next stages, you’ll want to know what to expect as well as some hints & tips on how to submit the best video interview you can. So I suppose the first question to answer is what is […]

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Help for Applicants

For many of our Grads, the application process can seem a bit full on!   To make it a bit easier for you, we’ve put together some “Top Tips” to help you get through the application stage of our Graduate Schemes:   Check out the Hints and Tips page for Grads on our careers website. This […]

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What attracted me to the Partnership?

What do you think about when you think of John Lewis? Apart from shopping, I think about words like trust and quality. I’ll admit, I didn’t immediately think “somewhere for me to work” and if you had asked me about who worked at John Lewis or Waitrose last year, I’d have talked about the people […]

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The Power of Relationships

It can feel quite daunting starting a new rotation. Stepping into a new role, often with increased responsibility, sometimes in a new city you don’t know and away from friends and family. It’s very easy to think that you need to know all of the answers straight away and that it’s unacceptable not to be […]

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