CV review - Interview/group interview - Offer yes or no
No back ground checks that i am aware of.
Yes 1st week training
Yes 8 weeks
Yes and you do it all during training and before
John Lewis has a lengthy but thorough application
Standard background checks. A lot of emphasis is put on the match of personal values to company values. This is a co-owned business and therefore when you join you are expected to be actively involved in how the business is run.