Being an intern

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 encouraged to try new things, push yourself and learn from mistakes while you get 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 presenting with confidence and effective influencing, as well as looking after your wellbeing. As long as you’re curious, you’ll find it easy to build your network, as colleagues at every level are happy to answer your questions and share their career journey. And don’t worry, you’ll be supported throughout your 10-week internship by your manager and your buddy – they were in your shoes not so long ago!

“I worked on identifying the best way to measure gaps on shelves across all Tesco stores, so customers can buy what they need first time. I was trusted to deliver a vital project. It never failed to amaze me how real the impact of my work was. I learnt so many new things!” – Marjorie

What you need to know

Salary and benefits

Salary and benefits

We offer our interns a competitive salary of £18,000 - £20,000 pro rata, depending on the programme. During your internship, you’ll get five days' holiday, the option to work flexibly, a subsidised gym and restaurants on-site, plus free parking or shuttle bus from the station.
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, like sports pitches and cafes. You’ll get a laptop, so you can work anywhere on campus and from home.
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.
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.

“The training I’ve received has been invaluable. A lot of what I’ve learnt has help me be prepared for the future in terms of being more confident in communicating” - Alex