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I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at John Lewis & Partners in September 2017.
Completed the initial tasks online (situational tests etc). I was then offered an interview which I was told was a group task and then an individual task. On the day I got there and there was 5 of us in total. We went upstairs into a room and was told a bit more about the role.
We were given a scenario where we had a long task list and various customers were approaching us, we had 5 minutes to ourselves to make notes on it and then as a group we had to list the most important tasks to the least. We had 2 assessors on this task watching us and making notes so make sure you contribute, they are looking to see how you work in a group, but don't talk over other people.
We were given an answer sheet and a booklet which had 3 scenarios in and we had 20 minutes to write up individually how we'd act in the scenario. I have written the scenarios below, please bare in mind they weren't written exactly like that, but that was the gist of the question!
There was no 1 on 1 interview which I was surprised about. Maybe this is because it's a Christmas Temp job? Who knows. Very easy interview.
This year, Partners were given early access to share our eagerly awaited Christmas advert on social media. We're more than employees - we're owners.
John Lewis & Partners, Oxford Street have announced they will launch their first Frost fair on the roof of their store, featuring a seasonal ice rink.
As well as skyline skating, the rooftop will offer winter warmers such as hot gin and tonic, mulled sloe gin and a gingerbread sour, as well as a selection of freshly baked pies. This takes its inspiration from the 17th century frost fairs that used to take place on the frozen River Thames, where shop owners would set up stalls selling hot gin.