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Introduction to John Lewis The roles and responsibilities of employees AO1 John Lewis My investigation is on John Lewis' Department Store. The John Lewis I have carried out my investigation on is located in the centre of Welwyn Garden City: John Lewis Bridge Road Welwyn Garden City Herts AL8 6TP Introduction to John Lewis as a Company The John Lewis Partnership's 68,000 Partners own the leading UK retail businesses; these are Waitrose, John Lewis and Greenbee. Their founder's vision of a successful business was a business powered by its people. All 68,000 permanent staff, are partners who own 26 John Lewis department stores, 185 Waitrose Supermarkets, an online and catalogue business, John Lewis Direct, a direct services company, Greenbee. Also the John Lewis Partnership has three production units and a farm with a current turnover of nearly �6 billion, the Partners share in the benefits and profits. The John Lewis Partnership's reputation is founded on the uniqueness of our ownership structure and our commercial success. The John Lewis Partnership's main purpose is: 'The happiness of all our members, through their worthwhile, satisfying employment in a successful business' Their Strategy is based on three interdependent objectives - Partners, customers and profit. This can be explained in three key points: * Building a sustainable business through profit and growth * Serving their customers to the very best of their ability * Caring about their communities and their environment. Description of the Main Roles and their Responsibilities in John Lewis At the John Lewis Partnership, employees are all classed as Partners. ...read more.

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A day in the life of an Operative John Lewis is open everyday from 9 o'clock in the morning till 8 o'clock at night. The standard full time hours would be 9 - 6pm, including one late night, 11-8pm. The Operative's job day to day is to handle customer service and selling, merchandise stock, arrange promotional displays, general house keeping, stock replenishment and taking customer orders. The John Lewis Training Programmes The John Lewis Partnership has its own internal management training programmes. Their aim is for every Partner to develop their performance and knowledge at all times. In order for them to do this they need to: * Feel Fulfilled in their work * Develop their full potential by being helped to take on new challenges or develop a management career Learning and development need not be solely work related. The John Lewis Partnership has: * Over 3500 Learning Resources * Over 35 Learning Centres across the country * Access to subsidies for vocational and non-vocational courses * Product knowledge courses "On the Job" and "Off the Job" training On the Job: Any training which involves instructing employees at their place of work. Off the Job: Any training which involves instructing employees, away from their place of work. Managers and Supervisors: There are specific Management Development Training Programmes within the John Lewis Department Store. Most of the training would take place at the sharp end - on the shop floor. All Partners would also be offered a Project Knowledge course. However outside of the department store Managers and Supervisors are offered the chance to go to a place called Skern Lodge which offers activities based on team building, the Skern Lodge trip would last approx. ...read more.

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If the Partner has continued to work for the Partnership for a year then they will receive a 25% discount off John Lewis alone. Paid Holiday The holiday entitlement is four weeks per year, rising to five weeks after three years. There are further long-service increases for most Partners after ten or fifteen years. Management Partners, including graduate trainees, receive five weeks' holiday from the outset. Pension scheme John Lewis offers a non-contributory final salary pension scheme, payable from the age of 60, to most Partners who have completed a five-year qualifying period. Life assurance John Lewis' life assurance scheme pays a sum equivalent to three times annual salary to your nominated beneficiary. Ticket subsidies The Partnership offers ticket subsidies of 50% of the cost of a visit to the theatre, opera or concert hall are available up to a maximum of �60 per year. Partners may also take advantage of corporate membership to bodies such as English Heritage, the Science Museum and the Royal Society of Arts. Education subsidies John Lewis gives generous financial support to Partners who wish to acquire a new leisure skill or continue their education, e.g. through the Open University or evening classes. Extended leave Partners who complete 25 years' service can enjoy paid sabbatical leave of up to six months. Health services The Partnership has an occupational health service staffed by three full-time doctors and fifty occupational health advisers. Special help in time of need In cases of particular need, the John Lewis Partnership will help a Partner with a loan or a grant. ?? ?? ?? ?? Emma Porter Business Studies AS Level ...read more.

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