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Waitrose launches its recruitment drive
AS WORK progresses quickly on Northwich’s new Hayhurst Quay development, a supermarket has started its search for staff.
Waitrose has launched a recruitment drive for 140 employees to work at its new store, which is set to open at Hayhurst Quay in the autumn.
A mixture of full-time and part-time roles will be available, with all employees becoming partners in the John Lewis Partnership.
Waitrose has also launched a 12-month apprenticeship scheme to give young people an insight into the workings of the business.
The work-based training programmes will give apprentices many of the skills they need for their chosen career.
The company aims to employ up to three retail apprentices each year at the Northwich branch.
Peter Gibbs, branch manager at Waitrose in Northwich, said: “The programme is really starting to take shape now and we cannot wait to become part of the Northwich community.
“We are pleased that we are in a position to be able to create jobs for local people and invest in their training.
“We pride ourselves on ensuring our shops have a local identity and that starts with the staff we employ – we look forward to welcoming those successful candidates to our business.”
The new Waitrose supermarket is one aspect of the Hayhurst Quay scheme, which aims to regenerate an area of Northwich that was formerly home to the empty Regal Cinema, Floatel and Northwich Marina.
The site will also include a 40-berth marina, 58 McCarthy and Stone extra care apartments, a restaurant unit and riverside walkways and seating areas.
The food store, marina and public realm work will be complete in time for Christmas shopping.
For more information about the Waitrose jobs visit jlpjobs.com.
Waitrose is also working with Northwich’s Jobcentre Plus to provide interview opportunities for unemployed people.