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Tesco 17 Image 2Tesco is the UK’s largest retailer offering food and non-food products (such as clothing and general merchandise) and a variety of services which include banking, insurance, telecoms, electrical goods and many more. We have over 530,000 colleagues around the world, with over 310,000 in the UK working in our stores, distribution centres and offices. We have over 2,900 stores in the UK and operate in 12 countries such as Thailand, China, Poland, Czech Republic and Turkey.

Tesco is the largest private sector employer in the UK and offers a competitive package of pay and benefits for all jobs, whether as customer assistants or managers in our stores, distribution centres and offices. More specialised roles such as Marketing, Commercial, Property, IT and Finance are based at our offices in Hertfordshire.


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Organisation name: TESCO
Address: Tesco Stores Ltd, New Tesco House, Delamare Road, Cheshunt, Herts EN8 9SL

GCSE/ 'A' level/ Standard Grade/ Highers

Our Commercial Development Programme is the chance to kick start a successful career in the Commercial division as a Trainee Buyer or Trainee Merchandiser based in our head office in Hertfordshire. You’ll learn how, as the largest retailer in the country, we keep our competitive edge within the marketplace, always putting the customer at the heart of everything we do.

Requirements: GCSEs in Maths and English, at grade C or above; 240 UCAS points; passion to work in a retail office; hunger to succeed. Applications open in August.

Our Trainee Management Programme is a 12 month hands on, fast track management programme. Trainees are given responsibilities from early on in their programme. With coaching and support Trainees are developed to a Line Manager role in six months and supported in their first appointment role for the remaining six months of the programme.

Requirements: 3 A levels or equivalent, at grade C or above and 240 UCAS points. Applications open in September.

Benefits: Competitive salary, excellent benefits package and much more.

Please visit our website for more details: www.tesco-careers.com


Clothing Apprenticeship (Level 4 Fashion qualification): Programme starts in September and runs over 2 years, where students spend 2 x 12 month rotational placements in merchandising and buying while studying for a fashion industry recognised qualification from Fashion Retail Academy. Applications open in September.

Retail Apprenticeship (currently for internal colleagues only): City & Guilds qualification – The programme starts every September in selected stores and runs over a minimum of 12 months. Qualification Curriculum Framework (QCF) – on-the-job training for QCF in Retail Level 2 – practical skills and knowledge of retail.

Benefits: Same as above

Please visit our website for more details: www.tesco-careers.com

Graduate & Post-graduate training programme

We offer a variety of different graduate programmes across our offices, stores and distribution centres.

Store Management Programme: A fast track programme to develop graduates to a Store Manager role after two years. This programme gives graduates the foundations for becoming a future leader of Tesco with a target goal of Director after 5 yrs. We also have specialist pre-registration pharmacy and optometry programmes.

Office Graduate Programmes: A wide range of specialist programmes including (but not limited to) Buying/ Procurement, Marketing, Merchandising, Property, IT and Finance.

Distribution Management Programme: A fast track management programme that focuses graduates to understand all areas of distribution and logistics management.
Requirements: 2:1 degree needed. UCAS points and degree discipline requirements vary depending on the programme. Applications open in September.

Benefits: Same as above.

Please visit our website for more details: www.tesco-graduates.com

Work placements with combined qualifications

We also offer industrial placements and internship opportunities for undergraduates - please visit the website above for more details.

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