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Welwyn Garden City, England
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Grocery Shops & Supermarket
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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

  • Be a festive colleague this Christmas!

    With customers at the heart of everything we do, the festive season is especially important for us to make sure they have their best ever Christmas shopping experience.

    Festive roles are a great way to be part of the Tesco team. With part time, temporary roles available across the UK, we offer a variety of different shift patterns, making sure this role fits around your lifestyle.

    Click here to find out more:

    Customer assistants - Christmas season | Tesco Careers

    We're looking for colleagues who are passionate about delivering the best customer service and enjoy working as part of a team that really goes the extra mile.

  • Amelia is in her second year of her Commercial Apprenticeship and is the Assistant Buyer for Kitchen Roll. She chats to us about her experience.

    "I was attracted to the Commercial Apprenticeship because I wanted a job, to earn money, learn new skills and I knew university life wasn’t for me.

    My weeks are really varied. At the start of the week I’ll be presenting category data to my stakeholders and at the end of the week I could be looking at new product development and negotiating costs. My highlight so far is a supplier visit to Thailand and Malaysia. It was really interesting to be on the other side of the world and learn about the end to end process of how your product is made.

    If anyone is thinking about applying to this apprenticeship, I would say, do it! It’s the best thing I’ve ever done and I’ve been given so many opportunities since I’ve started. I love my job!".

    If you’re interested in applying for our Commercial Apprenticeship, check out our website and apply

    #aplacetogeton #tescocareers #apprenticeships

    Commercial - Apprenticeships | Tesco Apprenticeships & Graduates

    Our Commercial apprenticeship programme runs in both the General Merchandise and Food areas of the 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.

Explore opportunities to get on at

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.

Find your place to get on at

Tesco Reviews

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    "HGV driver"

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    I have been working at Tesco full-time (Less than a year)


    Totally professional team. Maintain units and trailers well. Lots of help and support from team trainers, free CPC, pay for any medical that may need to be done. They will be flexible on working times (time you may need to have time off for family or personal reasons). They like drivers to be flexible and if you put yourself out for them, it Willbe reciprocal.


    One of the best companies to work for. Very very seriously do they take any infringement on HSE or company policies or working time infringements etc. and you could be out the door. And rightly so!

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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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