The supermarket scheme has been designed to find the potential future leaders and board directors of the business. 14/09/2012
The three year programme will develop candidates' talent by giving them insight and experience across as much of the business as possible. They will spend time working on projects in a broad spectrum of functions, in retail and head office, as well as participating in training alongside graduates from other parts of the John Lewis Partnership.
The successful candidates will also spend time studying for a postgraduate level qualification, to give them theoretical business management knowledge, in addition to the hands-on experience.
Members of the Waitrose management board will play a key role in the new programme, from conducting the final stage selection interviews, to being involved in the personal development of the graduates.
Becky Wareham, Waitrose graduate recruitment manager, said, 'Our new scheme has been designed to attract the highest calibre of graduates. Because of our unique, co-owned business ethos, we're looking for ambitious people who will become engaged, active leaders of tomorrow, and will build productive working relationships to contribute to our ongoing future commercial success.
'While a good degree is essential, we're also keen to find exceptional, well-rounded individuals who can really differentiate themselves from the crowd. It's important candidates can demonstrate involvement in activities other than purely academic - so we'll be looking for those that have completed activities such as work experience, industrial placements or voluntary work, showing they can take on real responsibilities and challenges.’
The application process is open, for two months. Interested parties can visit John Lewis Partnership - Graduate careers to find out more and apply.
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