John Lewis Edinburgh is searching for 23 temporary Partners (staff) to join their branch team, ahead of the busiest shopping period of the year.

John Lewis Edinburgh is recruiting new Partners to assist customers in preparing for the festive season, with positions available across a number of departments including the John Lewis Christmas Shop, electrical and home technology and gifts, as well as behind-the-scenes stock management (replenishment) roles. John Lewis is also recruiting across its Distribution networks – for warehouse and driving roles.

Barry Blamire, Head of Branch, John Lewis Edinburgh, said: “We’re looking for enthusiastic and energetic Partners to join our team in Edinburgh to help customers find the perfect Christmas gifts for their loved-ones.  As part of our unique Partnership structure, successful applicants will become part of our co-owned business, and join fellow Partners in helping to make Christmas special for our customers.”

All Christmas temporary staff will receive training to ensure John Lewis customers continue to receive the highest level of customer service with every shopping experience. And in 2017, for the second year running, the company was named the most sought-after employer in the UK by LinkedIn.

Ola Kargul, Womenswear Selling Assistant, John Lewis Edinburgh, is an example of how far a temporary Christmas role can take you. Having joined the business last year, Ola is now a Permanent partner.

Ola Kargul at John Lewis Edinburgh, said: “I was planning to only work over the Christmas period but I thoroughly enjoyed working for John Lewis. At the end of my contract, I applied for one of the new temporary positions which resulted from the refurbishment work taking place in the shop, supporting the existing teams as several departments were relocated. I then secured a full time position within the womenswear team. I love my job and have quickly become part of this large team, helping organise the staffing rotas across the different sections in this department. I feel I’ve achieved a lot in my short time with the Partnership so far.”

Those interested in applying should visit where vacancies are now advertised.