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Welwyn Garden City, England
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Grocery Shops & Supermarket
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One of the world’s largest retailers of consumer goods from food to fashion. Serving customers a little better every day in our stores and online is at the heart of everything we do.

Founded in 1919 by Jack Cohen using the £30 he received ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#20)

Company Updates

  • We are set to provide more than 250,000 meals of surplus food to local groups this Christmas.

    Our Head of Community, Alec Brown said:

    “Christmas is a time of year when people think about others in their community, and our colleagues working in stores across the UK see for themselves the charities and community groups that benefit from the donations. These groups support people in need of food throughout the year, and our Tesco food surplus donations really are for life, not just for Christmas.”

    Read more here:

    Tesco set to provide more than 250,000 meals of surplus food to local groups this Christmas

    More than a quarter of a million meals of surplus food are set to be donated to charities and community groups by Tesco this Christmas. It comes as the supermarket looks to end 2018 with more than 36 million meals given to good causes through its Community Food Connection scheme, which distributes surplus food from its stores at the end of the day in conjunction with leading food charity FareShare.

  • Rebecca Reidy our Learning Design Assistant in UK Capability who joined the team in 2016 talks to us about the festive spirit she is bringing to our people team this year:

    December is my favourite time of year, not only is it Christmas but also my birthday month, there is so much to celebrate and I wanted to bring this to life at work.

    As a People Team we do so many amazing things, I took out some time to go and meet with colleagues in the team to see what they have been up to and if there is anything they would like to share.

    This gave me the idea to develop an advent calendar that provides a little Christmas nugget of learning for every working day.

    The calendar showcases some recommended learning for us to use to have some great ideas to think about, a first look at some of the amazing things that are coming up in our team, developing our skills and of course some Christmassy fun.

    The message I really want this to send is that it is okay to take some time out to work on yourself, in fact it’s essential, so we are all fit for the future of our business.

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Tesco – Why Work For Us?

Technology at Tesco

If you think of your average Tesco store, technology might not be what immediately springs to mind. So it may surprise you to know that our innovation in technology began over 20 years ago with the launch of our Clubcard loyalty programme and the advent of dial-up shopping; and it hasn’t showed any signs of slowing down since then. Tesco is still at the forefront of technology and is central our entire business; from our supply chain to our stores, and of course online too.

To explore opportunities in Technology, go to  

Tesco Programmes

We’re passionate about serving customers a little better every day and colleagues are at the heart of that. We want to nurture talent, so we run a range of successful store, distribution and office programmes for Graduates, Interns and Apprentices.

We believe that the most rewarding way to develop is through real-life business experience, which is why our grads, apprentices and interns join our teams by hitting the ground running, with the opportunity to have a real impact from the start.

No two days are the same at Tesco and this, coupled with our collaborative culture, is something we’re really proud of.

Find out more about our programmes at 

Working in the office

At Tesco, inspiring and helping colleagues to look after their whole wellbeing is really important to us, so they can feel great and work and at home. With over 400,000 colleagues globally, we have a responsibility to give everyone a great experience of working at Tesco.

We help our colleagues succeed by providing them with the flexibility, skills and reward to ‘get on’ and we’re proud to be a business full of varied opportunities. We give colleagues the tools to shape a career path that meets their own personal goals and aspirations.

Whether colleagues want to learn and grow in their current job, find a new role in a specialist area, or move to another part of the business to gain more experience, there’s a diverse range of career choices open to everyone working at Tesco.

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Read real life colleague stories here


Working in store

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. And the one time they’re most likely to engage face-to-face with Tesco is when chatting at the checkout, or asking for help on the shopfloor. Our Customer Assistants, get on by being right at the heart of our in-store customer experience. Putting their abilities to the test, showing that ‘Every little helps’ by doing their bit, with the friendly, flexible approach needed to make a difference to our customers.

There are lots of different roles on offer: from the shopfloor or checkouts to becoming a personal shopper, as well as the opportunity to multi-skill in some of our more specialised areas.

To explore opportunities to get on in store, go to

A place to get on

It’s our people who make our business and in the UK, there are over 300,000 colleagues bringing to life our purpose of serving Britain’s customers a little better every day.

We all get on by helping customers and getting on can mean different things to different people.

Tesco has always been a place where colleagues can get on regardless of who they are, and we want to make sure that continues. Because when our colleagues succeed, then they can serve our customers better and the business succeeds too.

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    Good place to work, good pay, depending on store great staff


    Busy during holidays, during jan/feb there is usualy zero overtime to job can become harder to complete.

    Advice to Management

    Need to listen to employees more time to time

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Tesco Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Tesco in March 2018.


    Get invited for an interview, mine was a 1on1. If you pass the interview stage you are invited to take a driving assessment. My assessment took an hour long and it consisted of taking the van, which was an automatic, around the local area, while stopping briefly to perform certain manoeuvres, and then returning to Tesco where I was then offered the Job.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a difficult situation at work and how you dealt with it?   2 Answers
    • Tell me about a time where you worked well in a team?   2 Answers
    • Tell me about a time you delivered excellent customer service?   2 Answers
    • Tell me about a time you went the extra mile for a customer?   3 Answers
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Tesco Awards & Accolades

  • Customer Innovation, Retail Week Awards, 2018
  • Best Grocer, Retail Week Awards, 2018
  • Best Places to Interview, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2017
  • Online Supermarket of the Year, The Grocer, 2014
  • Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
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