The retailer has already received numerous applications but has responded to demand by giving more local people the chance to apply.
The shop will create approximately 170 new jobs in the area, and successful applicants will become Partners in the John Lewis Partnership, the UK’s largest and oldest example of employee ownership. As Partners, all employees will be entitled to exclusive benefits, including shopping and leisure discounts, leisure and learning subsidies and a share in profits in the form of an annual bonus.
This year saw existing Partnership staff receive 15% of their annual wage in bonus, the equivalent of approximately eight weeks wage, and representing a significant re-distribution of profits back into the areas in which the supermarket trades. Waitrose expects to generate over £1 million a year in wages and bonuses at the new branch.
Jobs are currently being advertised at www.jlpjobs.com. Waitrose is working with the Chippenham branch of the Jobcentre Plus and interviews will be held locally in Malmesbury.
The jobs include a combination of full and part-time roles for supermarket sales assistants, and the branch will also be recruiting for two apprentices.
Waitrose Director of Development, Nigel Keen, said:
"We have already had a great response to our recruitment drive in Malmesbury and we are very impressed by the calibre of applications that we have received. However, we would like to encourage even more people to apply to ensure that we have the best team in place when we open, to provide an excellent customer experience for our shoppers.”
For more information, please contact Job Centre Plus -
Jill Kendirlik - 01249 425895 or 01249 425812.
Avenue La Fleche