Being a graduate

At Tesco, we welcome individuality and uniqueness. We always want our colleagues to feel they can be themselves at work and we’re committed to helping them be at their best. We’re building an inclusive workplace, a place to actively celebrate the cultures, personalities and preferences of our colleagues who share the same purpose, to serve our customers a little better every day, and you’ll have a unique part to play. 

  

You’ll be given responsibility from day one, so you can gain confidence in your role through hands-on experience. You’ll have access to a wide variety of workshops and resources, online or at Heart, our on-site training academy, to help you develop skills like building your network, adaptable thinking and leading change, as well as looking after your wellbeing. And don’t worry, you’ll be supported throughout your graduate programme by your manager and your buddy – they were in your shoes not so long ago!

“I worked on a packaging project, collaborating with our packaging team and suppliers to remove non-recyclable plastic from our mushroom range. It was fantastic to have ownership of a project which was right at the forefront of Tesco’s sustainability agenda” – Alexandra

What you need to know

Salary

Salary

We offer graduates a competitive salary of £28,000 - £32,000, depending on the programme, and a permanent contract. You’ll also be eligible for a bonus payment, depending on your own performance and how the business performs.
Benefits

Benefits

You’ll get 20 days holiday pro rata, plus a personal day. You’ll also receive access to exclusive deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases and treats, not to mention 10% off at Tesco once you’ve been here for three months!
Pension

Pension

Even though retirement may be many years away, you’ll be offered the Tesco Retirement Savings Plan when you join. You can choose to save from 4% and we’ll match how much you pay, up to 7.5%.
What it's like working here

What it's like working here

The office is a relaxed and friendly environment, with a casual dress code. We have flexible work spaces and places to enjoy down-time with colleagues. Office colleagues get a laptop, so they can work anywhere on campus and from home. For Retail graduates it's all about interacting with customers and leading a team. The role will involve some early starts, late finishes, night shifts and working weekends and bank holidays. Serving millions of shoppers per week is hard work, but very rewarding!
Learning path

Learning path

You’ll build your skills for the future with real-life experience, workshops and resources, as well as support and mentoring from your colleagues. Our on-site training academy makes it easy to take advantage of learning sessions – from quick Lunch and Learns to more in-depth courses. Retail graduates will also have the same access to training, but delivered locally by one of our experienced Learning Partners.
Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing

We want to inspire and help colleagues to look after their mental and physical wellbeing, so they can feel great at work and at home. You'll be offered free enrollment to the Headspace app, which can help you experience a calmer, clearer mind, in just a few minutes each day. You’ll also have access to resources developed in partnership with experts such as Mind, Nuffield Health and the British Nutrition Foundation.

“Since joining my programme, I’ve been encouraged to challenge myself on personal development. I was keen to develop my presentation and networking skills, so I took on a role where I presented on a weekly basis engaging with a number of stakeholders across our business” - Molly