Life at Tesco

Little steps to Wellbeing

At Tesco, inspiring and helping colleagues to look after their whole well-being is really important to us. Here's some of the things we offer to ensure our colleagues feel great whether they're working from home or the office:

Work life balance

The great news is, we're a big business with diverse shift patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you. Opportunities don’t need to be structured – part-time, job-shares, there’s no limit. It really can give you the best of both worlds – a career and family life. Depending on where you work, flexible working can include:


  • Part-time working
  • Having a fixed shift pattern
  • Working on a set number of days a week
  • Job sharing with a colleague
  • Working from home/remotely as appropriate

We've also partnered with Timewise and signed up to the Retail Pioneers Programme which aims to help retailers maximise the benefits of workplace flexibility.

With the recent development of our office campus in Welwyn Garden City, we've introduced ‘smarter working’ so colleagues can shape their day around their role, the team and the business needs. Whether it means starting work at 8am and finishing at 4pm, working from home, or another arrangement agreed with their manager.


Environment means a lot in our offices, so we champion the flexible approach with hot desking, ample meeting rooms and informal meeting/breakout spaces. We also have cool outdoor spaces, with ping pong tables and table football. Plus, you'll get a laptop so you can make the most of our flexible working policy.


A happy work environment means happy colleagues and happy customers.

Wellbeing resources and learning

We have a series of wellbeing guidance and resources to support you such as:


  • The Employee Assistance Programme
  • E-learning developed with Mind
  • Mindapples modules to help you understand how the mind works
  • Headspace to practice mindfulness
  • SilverCloud for self help guidance if you are struggling
  • Support and guidance for Women’s Health issues with The Eve Appeal
  • Getting a better night’s sleep with The Sleep School
  • Learn, borrow and save with Salary Finance and Tesco Bank
  • Eating well with the British Nutrition Foundation  

Health and wellbeing services and benefits

Nuffield Health with Health Partners provide health checks, medical services and occupational health and work related counselling for all colleagues. There is access to a series of discounts and benefits including Virtual GP, Nuffield Health Gyms and physio and counselling services. In addition to this we offer deals and discounts with other key partners including: Gympass for colleagues to have access to a gym near them, Cycle to Work, Vision Express, and Weight Watchers.

Wellbeing weeks

We host a series of health and wellbeing events throughout the year to support and engage colleagues in the UK on the wellbeing topics that are most important to them, which we listen and learn about as part of our charity health partner survey. Over the last 18 months we have focused on Women’s health, specifically breaking down stigma and understanding the menopause, nutrition, how to get better quality sleep and more recently, a series of webinars on subjects from financial wellbeing to grief and loss support during Covid-19.

The Prince’s Trust

Over the next three years, we will work with the Prince’s Trust to support its Achieve Clubs. These Clubs are established in over 500 UK secondary schools and give disadvantaged young people the opportunity to develop the skills they need for the future. Tesco colleagues will have an opportunity to volunteer to use their own work and life experience to support young people to develop their employability and life skills. Helping pupils just like Alfie achieve success. To read more about the charity partnership and Alfie's story, go to