New Waitrose store to create 180 jobs

FLASHBACK: Cutting the first sod on the new Waitrose store site in August 2014.
FLASHBACK: Cutting the first sod on the new Waitrose store site in August 2014.

Recruitment is underway for a new Waitrose store in East Dunbartonshire.

The store, which will be the retailer’s seventh branch in Scotland, is recruiting for around 180 jobs at its new store in Milngavie, which is due to open this summer.

The jobs are a mix of full and part-time positions and include a variety of roles, such as wine, cheese, fish and meat specialists, checkout operators and administration assistants.

A spokesperson said: “Each successful applicant will become a ‘Partner’ and share in the benefits of employee ownership within the John Lewis Partnership.

“Partners have a say in how the business is run, enjoy a generous employee discount and receive a yearly bonus, which was 15 per cent of their annual salary in 2014.”

Anyone interested in applying can find out more about the roles available and the application process by contacting their local Jobcentre or visiting the John Lewis Partnership’s website at Waitrose does not accept speculative CVs.

Ellie Picken from Waitrose’s resourcing team said: “We’re excited to be recruiting for around 180 new Partners with a passion for retail and a commitment to offer excellent customer service.

“As co-owners of the business, we want to hear from individuals who will take pride in being a Partner and work hard.

“In return, we’re offering long-term, secure employment with fantastic training and career development opportunities.

“We have a range of full and part-time positions available with flexible shift-patterns to fit with existing schedules.”

The new Waitrose store is being built on West of Scotland Football Club’s grounds at Burnbrae, Milngavie. The development is delivering a new all-weather pitch for the club. The new pitch, which is nearing completion, will provide first-class facilities that will also be available for community use.