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Tesco Overview

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 shoppers 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

  • Helping our colleagues and customers towards living healthier lifestyles is important to us. So today, we have stepped up plans to help make healthier choices a little easier for shoppers by backing the first Public Health England Change4Life campaign to promote healthier snacking for children.

    Tesco launches January health push with helpful little swaps for kids

    As part of a wider approach to help colleagues and customers on health, Tesco has today stepped up plans to help make healthier choices a little easier for shoppers by backing the first Public Health England Change4Life campaign to promote healthier snacking for children.

  • We believe every little help makes a big difference. Take a look at our Little Helps Plan which builds on the progress we have made so far to make a positive contribution to our customers, colleagues and communities.

    Tesco's Little Helps Plan

    Uploaded by Tesco PLC on 2017-10-26.

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Tesco – Why Work For Us?

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 do this by offering more flexibility to balance home life with work, the opportunity to be part of a great team and make a difference to customers, as well as the chance to get on, do what you enjoy and develop your skills.

Opportunities don’t need to be structured – part time, job shares, there’s no limit. Working with us really can give you the best of both worlds – a career and family life. We're a big business with diverse shift patterns and many areas of expertise, which means we can find something that works for you.

Here at Tesco, everyone is welcome. Equality, diversity and inclusion is really important to us - whoever you are, wherever you work and whatever you do.

We aim to attract, develop and nurture talent wherever it exists, to build great teams that reflect our local communities and provide the best possible service for customers. We're committed to making sure differences are valued and all colleagues have the same opportunities.

The people we meet each day make our lives interesting, whether we’re at work or at home, so we know how important it is to network. That’s why colleagues in Tesco come together to create networks where people can chat and find out how others manage their careers, meet people in different areas of the business, or even just share ideas.

Our business was built with one simple mission - to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. Customers want great value products that they can buy easily, and it's our job to deliver them in the right way.

That's why we've chosen 'Serving Britain's shoppers a little better every day' as our new core purpose. As a business, serving customers is at the heart of everything we do - from colleagues in stores to supporting roles in our offices.

It’s our goal to make sure that the service is just a little better during every one of those customers’ visits.


Helping our colleagues succeed by providing them with the flexibility, skills and reward to ‘get on’

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.

Tesco Programmes

We’re passionate about serving shoppers 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.

To find out more about our programmes, go to 

Applications open until 14th January 2018. 

Tesco Reviews

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    I have been working at Tesco part-time


    Excellent, friendly caring colleagues and there is a lot of opportunity to develop yourself and learn


    There have been no negatives about working here so far.

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    Good job!

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Tesco Interviews



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    Assistant Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Tesco.


    Went in for a basic interview covering previous experience and general skills, didn't take too long, an hour at most. Was supplied with an offer about two days later but declined as i received another more preferable offer from another company just before.

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Tesco Awards & Accolades

  • Online Supermarket of the Year, The Grocer, 2014
  • Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
  • Top 200 of the Global 2000, Forbes, 2009
  • Top 200 World's Most Reputable Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2009
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