A RETAIL chain has revealed an overwhelming response to a recruitment drive for its latest store.

More than 1,700 people applied for work at the new John Lewis shop in York, where a total of 300 jobs are available.

The response was the equivalent of six applicants for every one position available at the store, the 41st in the chain, which is due to open on the city’s new Vangarde Shopping Park development in the spring.

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