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Sidcup Waitrose to create up to 60 local jobs

PUBLISHED: 11:30 20 June 2013 | UPDATED: 11:30 20 June 2013

The site of the planned Watirose development in Sidcup

The site of the planned Watirose development in Sidcup

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After almost two years of campaigning Waitrose finally announced they will be developing a store in Sidcup High Street - and recruitment starts tomorrow (June 21).

The shop will create up to 60 jobs for people in the area and they will be a mix of full and part-time supermarket assistant roles.

Jobs will be advertised on jlpjobs.com and the supermarket chain has begun working with the Jobcentre Plus and Bexley Council to provide interview opportunities for unemployed people.

Waitrose director of development Nigel Keen said: “The programme is really starting to take shape now and we cannot wait to become part of the Sidcup community. We are pleased that we are in a position to be able to create jobs for local people and look forward to welcoming those successful candidates to our business.”

The store is due to open at the end of August or the start of September.

New employees will also have the chance to become partners in the John Lewis Partnership, giving them discounts, a say in how the business is run and a share in profits in the form of an annual bonus.

Leader of Bexley Council Cllr Teresa O’Neill said: “I am really pleased that things are now moving so quickly towards the opening of the new store.

“This, alongside the In Store for Sidcup Programme, creates exciting new opportunities for jobs and economic growth in the town.”

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