Westfield Stratford City jobs and vacancies guide

Westfield Stratford City shopping centre

Westfield Stratford City shopping centre

Want a job at Westfield Stratford City shopping centre? Here’s our guide to getting employed.

Westfield Stratford City shopping centre in east London is huge, and opened in September 2011.

It’s estimated that the mall’s 300 stores, restaurants and attractions will employ up to 8,500 people, and Westfield say that at least 2,000 of these jobs will be filled by the local unemployed. Westfield also state that the centre will provide 18,000 permanent jobs when it is fully up and running.

For example, the John Lewis 240,000 sq ft department store will provide around 950 jobs. John Lewis have agreed that 250 jobs will go to long-term unemployed local residents and the remaining 700 jobs will be given to local residents where possible.
Other retail employers at Westfield Stratford are: Boots, Forever 21, Next, Topshop and Waitrose.

How to get a job at Westfield Stratford City shopping centre?

1) If you’ve got the appropriate qualifications and experience, then applying is a good start! Take a look at our list of shops and stores at Westfield Stratford and begin to contact the stores’ recruitment departments when you see that vacancies are available.

Westfield says that most of the retailers began recruiting in earnest in Summer 2011.

Many of the larger stores have now finished their first major recruitment drives for the time being. For example, John Lewis started recruiting in March 2011. Find out more at their website. However, smaller shops may still be recruiting.

It’s also important to note that Westfield Stratford City mall only recruits for people to work on running the mall – they usually do not organise recruitment for the shops inside the shopping centre. If you want to work directly for Westfield, then see their website.

If you want a job at a shop inside Westfield Stratford, then you have to contact the retailers directly. Be warned: you have competition. It’s been reported that John Lewis have had 12,000 applications for the 800 roles on offer, Waitrose received 1,400 applications for 150 jobs at Westfield Stratford City.

2) Register your interest in Westfield Stratford City at your local JobCentre Plus office. Their website allows you to search for retailing jobs in Stratford London. See the Jobseekers.direct.gov.uk website.

Inside Westfield Stratford City shopping centre

Inside Westfield Stratford City shopping centre

3) Living locally would help too – Westfield are committed to helping the local area around their Stratford shopping centre.

Newham, Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets and Hackney residents may benefit from Westfield Stratford’s agreement to employ 2,000 of the local unemployed. Find out where to apply at the Westfield website.

4) Get the right training

Appropriate training will enhance your chances of getting a job at Westfield Stratford. When the site opens it will contain a Retail Academy. It will provide training for those seeking a career in retail. Seetec will manage the Academy.

5) Be persistent! And use the power of the web…

News about vacancies at Westfield Stratford City will be found at store websites, job websites, in local papers and many other places. Keep your eyes open. Websites that are advertising jobs at Westfield Stratford city, include: Retail Choice and Jobsite.

We wish you the best of luck in your job hunt.

See also
Westfield Stratford City shopping centre guide
Westfield London shopping centre guide
Westfield London jobs and vacancies guide

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227 Responses to Westfield Stratford City jobs and vacancies guide

  1. Pixie July 10, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    It is extremely frustrating trying to apply for jobs at stores that haven’t even opened yet.

    I can find barely any info about job vacancies for the stores that interest me (fashion) and the job sites seem to prefer advertising managerial positions as opposed to sales assistant jobs.

    I have found email adds for some stores HR departments but H&M, River Island, New Look have nothing. Can anyone provide me with an email add for them or even better a link to apply for a position?

    Thanks very much.

  2. maria July 10, 2011 at 7:43 am #

    i was wondering how to apply for hairdressing job in stratford westfield,how do i know which salons are opening there and how to apply???

  3. Hannah July 8, 2011 at 4:25 am #

    hi i tried going on the hollister website but once i’ve clicked on stratford city it wont allow me to go further it says i need to download microsoft explorer 6 or something. can someone help me out with that..

  4. jodie July 7, 2011 at 6:47 am #

    if i wanted to look for a part time job in one of the stores perhaps topshop or river island what would i look out for or how do i apply

  5. jil July 6, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    hi i was wanting to apply for a senior stylist hairdressing job fulltime,can u please tell me how i go about this please? thanks

  6. Hollister July 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

    Hi guys if you want to apply for the Hollister store in the new Westfield Stratford check out our Facebook page: Hollister co stratford westfield. It gives you all the details on the 3 types of jobs available and also how to apply online. If you have any questions or comments you can write them up on the facebook wall.
    Interviews start next week for 6 weeks every tues, fri and sat at 3pm and 4pm. you can apply online at careers.hollisterco.com and the password is sydney32… you just need to pick Stratford city and pick a time and date!

    • harrison mathias January 21, 2013 at 3:14 am #

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      I have got OCR health and social care Level 1 and (level 2 National business) currently studying AQA national level 3 Diploma businesses at Copland Community School.

      Work experience

      Mini Cab office
      Campus Nursery
      Sales assistant in boot sale market

      Although working at those places gave me self confidant which enabled me to developed my key skills, and now I feel that I have the confidant and skills to work within diversity and different environment as well as different age groups.

      I would like to take the opportunity of working with you.

      I will look forward to hearing from you soon.

      Thank you

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  7. david July 5, 2011 at 6:39 am #

    where can I apply for sales assistant position?

  8. Mesam Turabi July 4, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    my name is Mesam Turabi looking for a sale assistant in Stratford mark & Spencer and JD.so kindly give me positive feedback on my email.i have lot of experience in cloths and shoes.

    • Host, MSUK July 4, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

      Hi Margaret & Mesam. We asked Marks and Spencers about Westfield Stratford jobs – and they told us on twitter (1 July), that they have everyone they need at the moment: “Hi @MallSecretsUK, all Stratford store vacancies are filled now. Do keep a look out for future vacancies online! Thanks”

      Link: twitter.com/marksandspencer/status/86781758548348928

  9. margaret troy July 4, 2011 at 7:03 am #

    Hi my name is margaret in looking for a sales assistant job in marks and spencer can you help many thanks

  10. Mod-MSUK July 1, 2011 at 4:45 am #

    Primark Westfield Stratford jobs: http://www.primarkstratfordjobs.co.uk/

    • Milly July 1, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

      When do you think they’ll get back to you with interviews or if you did get through

    • Daniel Naisbett December 20, 2011 at 6:56 am #

      I am so keen to work in your retail stores because of my experience and I am good at working under pressure and use own initiative to solve a particular situation and give a listening ear

      I am looking to work Full-time and I love to work within team so I can offer strength’s to help my colleagues and to help what they are weak at so the team can be stronger

  11. Chris June 28, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Is the recruitment process still ongoing?

    • Moderator - Mall Secrets UK June 29, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

      Hi Chris – yes many shops still need staff.

  12. Moderator - Mall Secrets UK June 27, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    Hi Farooq – you have to keep checking. Getting a job is not easy.

    Hi Sky: The list of shops we have is up-to-date at time of publishing. Westfield are still negotiating with retailers – the full list has not been released yet. Getting a job is hard – there’s a lot of competition for these roles… and the shops know it, so they can pick and choose who they employ. The people who don’t give up will get the jobs.

    Thanks for visiting.

  13. Moderator - Mall Secrets UK June 27, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    Farooq Says:
    June 19th, 2011 at 10:50 am e

    theres no vacancies on m&s website for westfied stratford I cant find it Ive followed the link
    sky Says:
    June 27th, 2011 at 2:03 pm e

    this is nonsense i went through the store listings and applied to nearly every store via email as none advertised westfield jibs on there websites half never replied and john lewis and waitrose said theyve already advertised and are due to start shortlisting and there the biggest stores in the shoppin centre m&s said they are now recruiting but it says nothing on there website!!!!!!!!!!!! crap mall secrets have only listed a few stores surely there are more than that u need to help us out some more!

  14. Shaz June 24, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    Hi there!
    Could you please let me know how it’s possible that all my friends are getting contacted by the westfield stores to come in for interview? Everyday i sit on the compuet for atleast 3hours, searching and completing questions, attachin my CV, emailing people, and get nothing!
    I really want to get a job at WESTFIELD!!! i can not let this oppurtunity pass!! i live right near to the center and can’t ber to go in for the opening to see so many people working and i tried my hardest every single day! WHY DON’T I HEAR ANYTHING? I REALLY NEED A JOB :'(

  15. MallSecretsUK June 24, 2011 at 4:44 am #

    Hi Tez, you should contact the HR (human resources) or personnel department at River Island. Your manager at River Island should be able to give you the telephone number. Explain your situation to them – and they should be able to advise. Thanks for visting MallSecrets.co.uk.

  16. Tez June 23, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

    Hi I already work for River Island in North Finchley however because I live in Hackney I would prefer to get a transfer to a closer store as a lot of my wages go on travel to get to work. If you can guide me as to where I can contact to get a transfer to westfield stratford River Island then please let me know.

    Kind regards.

    • Moderator - Mall Secrets UK June 29, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

      Test: reply to Tez

  17. MallSecretsUK - moderator June 21, 2011 at 6:39 am #

    Hi Farooq and MD, the Marks and Spencer job website is at: marksandspencerstratfordcity.co.uk

    it is advertising that there will be roles, but the details have not been released yet. Keep checking back… it must be soon!

  18. MD ZIAUL HAQUE June 21, 2011 at 4:38 am #

    I have seen vacancies on M&S Stratford but when I tried to apply using their web nothing is coming up
    can you pls tell me why?

  19. Farooq June 19, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    Hi there I got a reply for M&S that they have vacancies in westfield store but when I go on there website theres nothin coming up can u plz tell me y

  20. Moderator - Mall Secrets UK June 15, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    Hi Sadia, westfieldcareers.com is for people wanting to work for the Westfield Company. If you want to work for the shops within the Westfield malls, Westfield say: “you will need to apply directly to [the] retailers.” Thanks for visiting.

  21. Sadia June 15, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    Hi, i am aware that to get the latest vacancies i can place a intrest on this website: http://www.westfieldcareers.com however i am confused because there is no where on the site that says i can do that, could you please direct me, would be much appreciate,
    thanks for your time

  22. haley June 14, 2011 at 7:15 am #

    Hi, when are sales assistant jobs for topshop/topman and river island going to be available. Will they have a recruitment day or will we have to apply online?

  23. MallSecretsUK - moderator June 14, 2011 at 5:35 am #

    Hi Louanne, it clearly says above that the number is for Westfield London JD, not Westfield Stratford. If you want a job at the stores within Westfield Stratford then you should be looking at job websites – and following the tips in the page, above. Westfield are not recruiting for the shops within the centre. Westfield say: “you will need to apply directly to [the] retailers.” If you want to work for Westfield directly, see their jobs website: http://www.westfieldcareers.com/

    Thanks for visiting.

    • laila September 10, 2011 at 1:55 pm #

      hi i am laila i want to apply for job within the wastfield shopping malls .how can i get a job in shop to shop.plz tell me..

  24. Louanne June 14, 2011 at 3:12 am #

    Again about JD I called them up with the number on this page and got through to westfield white city…..Not stratford, does anyone know how I can contact the new westfield and regards to giving them my CV ?

  25. MallSecretsUK - moderator June 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    Hi Keely. Re: JD sports cvs. I don’t know whether that email is correct. The phone number of JD Sports at Westfield London is: Phone: 020 8743 4391 – maybe they could point you in the right direction? Good luck!

  26. MallSecretsUK - moderator June 10, 2011 at 2:54 pm #

    Hi Russell… you’d have to contact Next directly for such specific job interview information. Thanks for visiting.

  27. russell June 10, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

    i hae an interview with next the woman said stratford but i thought the store was not open yet can you please let me know which store i am suppose to go to

  28. Keely June 10, 2011 at 3:46 am #

    I have been trying to send my cv to Jd sports but it keeps failing to deliver. The email address I have is Stratford.westfieldjobs@jdplc.com. Please can you confirm if this is the correct email address? If it is not, please can you confirm the correct address.

  29. MallSecretsUK - moderator June 9, 2011 at 4:37 am #

    Hi Safoa, the John Lewis link is at the top of the page. Thanks for commenting.

  30. Safoa June 8, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    Im looking for any job in sales at westfield stratford, could anyone give me a phone numberor send me a link for river island or john lewis pleasee 🙂

  31. MallSecretsUK - moderator June 6, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    Hi Mukitur, for Marks and Spencer job, see their website: http://corporate.marksandspencer.com/mscareers/apply_now

  32. MallSecretsUK - moderator June 6, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

    Hi Natalie and Kursat. Re: Vue Cinema recruitment. When they do advertise, jobs should be mentioned here: http://careers.myvue.com/Home/Current-vacancies. Also: http://www.reed.co.uk/ often have Vue Cinema vacancies.

  33. MallSecretsUK June 6, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    Hi Fatima,
    I’ve not seen Boots advertising their Westfield Stratford jobs yet. A good place to find out more is at the official Boots job website: http://www.boots.jobs/stores/. Thanks for visiting.

  34. melissa June 6, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

    hi are there still jobs going at westfield shopping center if so how do i apply for the jobs if you could send me a link to it that would be really helpful thank you.

  35. Mukitur June 6, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    Dear sir,I’m mukitur,living near startford.I’m looking 4 M&S job.so if u send me a link it’ll b great 4 me.

  36. Uchenna June 6, 2011 at 6:52 am #

    Hello i was wondering if I want to work part-time would i still need any training for any job that could look/ appeal to me when i’m applying

  37. avinash June 5, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    hi i was wondering if i could get any job in westfield shopping center and i heared that some are taking interview individually in westfield. Is that true?

  38. Mohammed June 4, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    Hello Sir/Madam.
    I have been in JD sports for apply to the job and its gonna open new in westfield.so i would be glad if i get the chance to work there..
    Can u please send me the link because i cannot find it properly.
    Thank You.

  39. Moderator - Mall Secrets UK June 2, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    Hi anon – if there was any justice somebody as eloquent as you would be at the top of the list for employers. Thanks for your very thoughtful comment.

  40. anon June 1, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    What really annoys me is when people who already have jobs want to leave their job to work in westfields and take opportunities from those who are unemployed.

    I’ve lived in newham all my life and I’ve been looking for a part time job for over a year now. I think westfield should only employ those that live locally. The surrounding boroughs are deprived enough as it is.

    It makes it even more difficult getting a job with no experience but when local opportunities do arise people with jobs already want to flock over. It’s not fair , Westfield should really consider giving back to the community as for the past 2 years now my area has been disturbed due to the building. Make employability only able to those who life in the surronding boroughs.
    I know Lakeside shopping centre does that if you don’t live locally they don’t employ you.

    I’m just being honest

    • chris July 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

      This is for residents of Newham residents
      they will help you get a job in Westfield

      Other Boroughs have something similar

  41. nasir May 31, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    could u tell me how can i get job plz

  42. Kursat May 27, 2011 at 4:47 am #

    hi my name is kursat and i ould also like to work in VUE cinema. It would be much appreciated if you could sent me a link to the application page. Thanks

  43. Natalie May 26, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    Hi I am 17 years old and I would like to work in the new VUe Cinema too is there a link that can take me straight to the application page?

  44. fatima May 25, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    hi i am 17 years old, and would like to work in the new boots, can u send me a link please to apply for a job there

  45. Moderator - Mall Secrets UK May 19, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    Hi Sam… then you should try looking in places where the shops will advertise their vacancies. I’ve just looked and the Retail Choice website, linked to above, has 9 Westfield Stratford vacancies. However do bear in mind that Westfield advise that recruitment won’t start properly til the Summer. Thanks for visiting.

  46. Moderator - Mall Secrets UK May 19, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

    Comment moved to the jobs post:
    Sam Says:
    May 19th, 2011 at 11:27 am e

    How do you actually go about applying for an in-store role if the shopping centre hasn’t opened yet? I’ve been through the list of stores and went onto their websites and most of them have no information about jobs in their new store in Westfield.

  47. MallSecretsUK May 2, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    “kelly Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 11:25 am

    hi are there gonna be any shoe shops at westfeild at strafford if so how can i apply for supervisors job as currently work for faith/debehnams shoes at my local store”

    “Chris Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 11:32 am

    hi i am 17 years old, and would like to work in the new vue cinema, can u send me a link please to apply for a job there”

    MallSecretsUK Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Hi Chris and Kelly, please read this page for hints and tips about getting a job at Westfirld Stratford:


    Thanks for visiting

  48. MallSecretsUK April 23, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

    “Taylour Says:
    April 21st, 2011 at 3:42 am e

    Hi, i was wondering do you know when we will be able to apply for jobs at westfield as ive checked websites of the stores and have not seen anything ?”

    Hi Taylour – pls see the links above.

  49. MallSecretsUK April 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    Hi Miz – please click the links on this page for more info. John Lewis is currently recruiting.

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    • Naheda September 4, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

      i would like to know if your recuting people for any posions i am 17 years old and would like a job would you please let me know

      • amjad October 26, 2011 at 10:28 pm #

        tesco leyton taking peoples ask for detail in store

        • Host, MSUK October 28, 2011 at 6:44 am #

          Thanks Amjad

    • lisa phillips May 11, 2012 at 9:50 am #

      Dear sir/madam, I am currently working as a beauty therapist and a carer in a care home, I have a lot of previous retail experience and always give good customer care to the highest standards which is dis served to each customer. I would be very grateful to be offered a position in your john lewis store, west field stratford centre. Thank you

    • abdullah July 29, 2012 at 5:10 am #

      i need any kind of work wich is you have

    • Hajira Ahmed April 18, 2013 at 3:35 am #

      i am available any time, both full time an part time, which ever you offering me .

  50. miz April 7, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    hi there, i was wondering if thier is any jobs available in the new westfield shopping center in stratford. Im looking for a sales assistant position and im on a flexible time position, i also can do night shifs. i am very keen to be working in stratford westfield center. do get back to me thankyou, and any sort of contact where I can talk more ..