Graduate programmes

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We’re passionate about serving shoppers a little better every day and our colleagues are at the heart of that. A business of our scale - 13,000 colleagues and 149 stores in Ireland and operations in 12 countries across Europe and Asia - provides a whole host of opportunities. No two days are the same here at Tesco and this, coupled with our fast-paced and vibrant culture, is something we are really proud of.

 

We run successful graduate programmes and support our graduates to develop the career path that’s right for them. Those who complete the programme can apply for a permanent role in either our stores or head office - 100% of our graduates so far have secured permanent roles.

 

Both our stores and office programmes are eighteen months long and start off with a two-month induction in one of our flagship stores. We like to help our graduates grow so we give you responsibility from day one. There’s lots of training and leadership development. Plus there's plenty more support on hand, like a mentor to help you along the way, and also a 'buddy' who's already been in your shoes.

 

Check out some of the information here to help you decide which programme suits you best.

The benefits

All of our graduates are invited to development events and training days throughout their programmes to support them with their growth - from presentation skills to helping you to better understand yourself. Our Breadth of Business sessions will show you the many facets of our business. You could go on a “Farm to Fork” or “Warehouse to Store” tour to understand the product journey.

We understand that environment means a lot. We strive to create a welcoming atmosphere and recognise our colleagues who help people to be the best they can be through our Values Awards, our Fun@Work activities and colleague celebrations throughout the year. You’ll get to see everyone at your location at our weekly management “Team 5” meeting. This is where senior management meet all colleagues in the one location and provide general updates on the priorities for the business that week.

We know that arriving in a big organisation that employees 13,000 people can be daunting so rest assured, you’ll have all the support you need throughout the programme. You’ll have weekly meetings with your line manager and you’ll regularly meet your graduate “buddy”. You’ll also have a mentor who’ll be a senior leader from within the business. You’ll have a ready-made network to support you!

At Tesco we offer a competitive salary for graduates which is €27,500. You’ll get 21 days holidays per year. You’ll also get discounts and offers with our partners through our Colleague Discounts scheme. You’ll receive 10% off your shopping in Tesco after twelve months.

The benefits

All of our graduates are invited to development events and training days throughout their programmes to support them with their growth - from presentation skills to helping you to better understand yourself. Our Breadth of Business sessions will show you the many facets of our business. You could go on a “Farm to Fork” or “Warehouse to Store” tour to understand the product journey.

Structured learning

We understand that environment means a lot. We strive to create a welcoming atmosphere and recognise our colleagues who help people to be the best they can be through our Values Awards, our Fun@Work activities and colleague celebrations throughout the year. You’ll get to see everyone at your location at our weekly management “Team 5” meeting. This is where senior management meet all colleagues in the one location and provide general updates on the priorities for the business that week.

What it's like working here

We know that arriving in a big organisation that employees 13,000 people can be daunting so rest assured, you’ll have all the support you need throughout the programme. You’ll have weekly meetings with your line manager and you’ll regularly meet your graduate “buddy”. You’ll also have a mentor who’ll be a senior leader from within the business. You’ll have a ready-made network to support you!

Extra support

At Tesco we offer a competitive salary for graduates which is €27,500. You’ll get 21 days holidays per year. You’ll also get discounts and offers with our partners through our Colleague Discounts scheme. You’ll receive 10% off your shopping in Tesco after twelve months.

Pay and other nice stuff...

Our graduates

Stores programme

Stores programme

Our stores programme is for people who love customers and who have a passion for retail.

Office programme

Office programme

From problem solvers to story tellers, from number crunchers to digital wizards, and everything in between.

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