Asda is a multi-award winning retailer and in June 2013 was voted Britain’s Favourite Supermarket for the third year in a row. We employ over 175,000 colleagues in stores, Home Offices, Home Shopping Centres and Distribution Centres, throughout the UK, including Northern Ireland.
'Saving you money every day' is more than just a strapline - it's our sole purpose. We strive to make life better for people by offering fantastic products at extraordinary prices, supported by our dedicated teams of colleagues. You’ll find Asda is an exciting and challenging place to work. We work as one team and live by our four beliefs:
- Service to our customers
- Respect for the individual
- Strive for excellence
- Act with integrity
Working in retail is a complex and detailed business. As a retailer you can develop skills in:
- Business process engineering
- Service and financial analytics
- Cost and waste management
- Influencing and negotiation skills
Organisation name: Asda
Address: Asda House, Great Wilson Street, Leeds, LS11 5AD
GCSE/ 'A' level/ Standard Grade/ Highers
Asda offers a huge range of opportunities across all areas of the business including retail, distribution and Head Office. Within retail this could be anything from optometry or pharmacy through to a range of positions in not just our traditional Superstores but also our Asda Living, George and Home Shopping operations.
Our Distribution Centres encompass ambient, chilled, general merchandise and George clothing, and range from traditional Distribution Centres through to state-of-the-art automated facilities. At our Head Offices we have an enormous range of functions, from merchandising to procurement, and HR to IT to name but a few.
Benefits include: Competitive salary • Colleague discount • Bonuses • Flexible working • Private health cover • Pension • Sharesave plan
Having worked through the first four weeks of the job specific training, opportunities are available to all eligible colleagues to complete an apprenticeship in level 2 or level 3.
Benefits include: Colleagues can learn while they earn, gaining a nationally recognised certificate.
Graduate & Post-graduate training programme
There’s one purpose behind our graduate schemes: to fast track and develop our future leaders. There’s no limit to how far you can go at Asda. So you can expect to learn at pace, developing your leadership skills through ongoing behavioural and technical development. These have been designed to enable you to reach a senior role within three to five years.
Benefits include: Competitive salary with twice yearly pay reviews • 24 days' holiday (increasing annually) • 10% off your Asda shopping • Annual bonus scheme • Sharesave plan • Stakeholder pension • Discounted airport parking • Free eye tests at Asda opticians • Great value dental and health cover • Childcare vouchers to help with childcare costs • Discounted travel insurance
Desirable degrees: any degree discipline is considered for our graduate programmes.
We offer summer internships in our finance department as well as 1-year industrial placements for many of our Head Office functions.
Work placements with combined qualifications
We also offer work experience to 14-16 year olds through our 'adopt a school' scheme. This can be for one or two weeks and provides you with a real taste of what it’s like to work in retail. We have a set training plan to make sure you learn as much as possible and get stuck in. Our work experience programme is accredited so you can also get a certificate that counts!
To find out more and apply online go to: www.asda.jobs/stores/starting-the-journey/work-experience/about-work-experience