Frequently Asked Questions

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Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions. If you can’t find what you are looking for or have any feedback please contact us.

I'm an applicant

Absolutely! As long as you meet our eligibility requirements, everyone is welcome.

Please withdraw your application by contacting and reapply to the correct programme.

All applications are welcome however Tesco are unable to support with securing a VISA.

You'll be able to find out more information on the NARIC website. Please click here

Your programme is designed to set you up to be ready for your next role at Tesco.

Of course! But make sure you use any feedback given to you to improve your application this time round.

You can only apply for one, but if you have a second choice please let us know on your application form. Throughout the recruitment process we may give you the advice that you're better suited to another programme - we always have your best interests at heart.

Age is just a number - of course you can.

Sorry for the inconvenience - please email and we will look into any issues for you.

I'm a parent

Starting out in a large organisation like ours can be a bit daunting so there's a team of colleagues for your daughter or son to turn to should they need: a line manager, a buddy or programme manager.

There are loads of ways your daughter or son can learn and develop whilst on their programme. We encourage self-led development and will support this with a range of e-learning and face to face learning sessions.  They will be able to use their own initiative to identify their own learning needs and choose the right training for them.  They will also have the opportunities to learn from others to grow their skills.

If they are an apprentice or graduate, they will receive 20 days holiday pro rata plus a personal day.  They will also receive exclusive benefits like discounted cinema tickets and half price entry to theme parks, not to mention 10% off at Tesco once they have been here for six months.

Even though retirement maybe many years away for your daughter or son, we offer a Retirement Savings Plan when they join with an option to decide how much they save.  We will match pension contributions by up to a maximum of 7.5%.


Here at Tesco, we believe our colleagues should be healthy and happy at work. We offer an onsite gym at the office, healthy meal options in our restaurants, and free eye tests at our opticians. We also have a flexible working policy, so they can work from home, or flex their hours to suit within reason. It's little things like this that will help them lead a balanced lifestyle.

It's not all work here at Tesco, it's also about making friends. From development days to pub quizzes, there are so many ways for your daughter or son to meet and get on with other like-minded people. There's also a society made up of fellow graduates and apprentices that organise social events.

If your daughter or son is successful in their application, we'll send them some relocation information to support them. We also add all of the graduates and apprentices to an online group, to allow them to connect with one another.

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