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John Lewis announces fleet apprenticeship drive


John Lewis is to recruit 41 apprentice delivery fleet drivers, the retailer has announced.
Two types of apprenticeships will be available – six will be hired for the John Lewis Primary Transport fleet and a further 35 for John Lewis Customer Delivery fleet. The roles will be based across different hubs throughout England.

Suzy Welby, Education Design Lead at John Lewis, said: “We are looking for young people who are passionate about what they do and the service they provide. Our drivers are ambassadors of our brand and their actions are a direct reflection on the business in the same way as any of our other Partners in a selling environment, so we are looking for people who are willing to take on that responsibility.”

All apprentices will receive full training to drive heavy goods vehicles and develop their geographical knowledge. There will also be an emphasis on delivering outstanding customer service with all Customer Delivery apprentices taking part in John Lewis’s Much More Than A Driver (MMTAD) training scheme, giving drivers the skills and training they need to meet customer expectations.

The recruitment initiative is being run in partnership with The Real Apprenticeship Company, which works with businesses across the manufacturing, retail, transport and logistics, and warehousing sectors among others.

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