Over 300 applications in just three weeks for Waitrose Teignmouth
Waitrose received 384 job applications within just 23 days for its new shop in Teignmouth, Devon.
The roles were advertised for the first time on 20 December 2013, but the window was closed on 12 January 2014, following an overwhelming response.
The supermarket will now go through the applications before inviting candidates to local interviews in early February, when just under 100 roles will be allocated.
Applicants included local unemployed people and candidates put forward by Jobcentre Plus and council initiative resources.
As Partners, all employees will be entitled to exclusive benefits, including shopping and leisure discounts, leisure and learning subsidies and a share in profits in the form of an annual bonus.
Waitrose director of development, Nigel Keen, said: “We have had a phenomenal response and we are really encouraged by the calibre of applications we’ve received. We are grateful that so many people are eager to work for our business, and look forward to a successful future at the Teignmouth store.”
(from a press release)