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John Lewis receives 1,000 applications for 125 jobs at new Ashford store

John Lewis has reported receiving over 1,000 applications for 125 jobs at its new ‘at home’ store in Ashford.

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John Lewis receives 1,000 applications for 125 jobs at new Ashford store

John Lewis has reported receiving over 1,000 applications for 125 jobs at its new ‘at home’ store in Ashford.

Equivalent to eight applicants for every one retail position available, interest was extremely high at the retailer’s tenth ‘at home’ shop which is due to open before the end of the year.

Located on a site close to junction 9 of the M20 in Kent, the store will focus on furniture, furnishing accessories, electrical and home technology.

Commenting on the recruitment process, Rebekah Hawley, personnel growth manager at John Lewis, said: “We’ve been extremely impressed with the calibre of candidates who have applied for positions at our new ‘at home’ shop in Ashford and we have worked closely with the local job centre to ensure we have a workforce that reflects the local community. Those who are successful will benefit from John Lewis’ unique Partnership structure, meaning they will all be co-owners of the business and receive a host of benefits.”

Branch manager Glynis Gunning-Stevenson added: “It’s fantastic to be offering a significant number of new jobs to people in the Kent area. We’re looking for a mixture of Partners from diverse backgrounds who all understand the importance of delivering outstanding customer service and have the enthusiasm, energy and flexibility to embrace our co-owned business model.”

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