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This is the Asda jobs page, the aim of this feature is to provide general information about Asda's local and national recruitment as well as featuring current Asda job vacancies. We've been running recruitment help and advice pages for over twelve years, in that time we've accumulated millions of page views and significant amounts of feedback from our users, all this data has gone into developing and improving . If you have any experience of the recruitment process with this or other supermarkets we'd welcome your feedback.
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Despite their very British heritage Asda are part of the global retail group - Wallmart. The UK business has in excess of 185,000 employees alone. Asda has been part of the US based Wallmart group since 1999 - the world’s largest retailer with over 7,150 stores and two million employees! Before you think about submitting your application do some research and double check everything, if you make any glaring mistakes you are unlikely to get a second chance! -
Latest full time and part time vacancies and recruitment information further down the page, this link for local store contact details. For employment opportunities in other regions and national recruitment schemes you might like to visit our retail recruitment feature. Asda are one of the UK supermarkets where you will see vacancies advertised in store.
As a starting point you need to decide if you want to apply for a local in-store vacancy, a store vacancies in another part of the country, head office job or to apply for one of the national recruitment schemes like graduate recruitment. Employment opportunities can be divided into the following categories:
All the opportunities for young people are outlined below.
For full details of in store jobs you can visit the retail vacancies pages, if your initial application is successful you will be invited to a 'Magic' selection event to asses your suitability to join the company.
Where local hourly paid vacancies occur you can often get an interview quite quickly. Contacting your local store is a good place to start. Asda are such a large company (400 stores in the UK alone) that they are always recruiting new people.
Applicants for managerial positions normally require at least two years relevant experience. A typical store employs up to 30 managers and over 300 staff in total. The company has excellent Graduate Recruitment and MBA programmes.
Asda were voted the UK's best place to work by the Financial Times; named one of Europe's best employers by FORTUNE magazine; and one of the Times Top 100 graduate employers. In March 2009 Asda were named 'Innovative Employer of the Year' at this year's prestigious Retail Industry Awards.
The company refers to their head office as Home Office; Asda House in Leeds. The centralised and corporate functions of the company are however spread across a number of different functions and locations.
Asda consider graduates from all degree disciplines - but that doesn't mean that all graduates will fit in. Having the right attitude is very important - particularly in a deflated job market graduate recruitment.
Graduate careers are divided into a few distinct areas: opportunities the trading group, finance careers, distribution management, supply chain & logistics, ecommerce, IT, property & estates and last but not least retail management.
Asda welcomes applications from all
parts of the community, for example about 15% of the workforce is
over 50, they even have a number of employees well over 65.
Rewards and benefits of having a job with Asda may include: Staff Bonus, Colleague Discount, Share Plans, Sharesave Plan, Colleague Share Ownership Plan, Pension, Voluntary Benefits, Private Medical Cover, Recognition, STAR Points, ASDA Stars and Long Service recognition.
If your local store has vacancies you can often get a quick interview when you apply direct, some vacancies may also be published at the site itself, when there is a staff shortage a store manager may post a notice at the shop entrance publishing job opportunities. The latest store openings have been at: Tunbridge Wells and Ramsgate. if you can't find your local Asda store below visit the Asda website.
Asda stores in Kent include:
If you'd like to share your experience of your Asda job or the recruitment process email firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Asda jobs' in the title. We take care over our content but we're happy to correct any factual errors, please see our disclaimer. If you find that any links are broken or content out of date let us know.
"Dear sirs, I can't believe no one has contacted you regarding the problems experienced by the delivery service, I resigned two weeks ago and it was just about the most difficult job I ever had. Every day we we would get complaints and some from quite irate customers. The demands from the store were near impossible in my opinion. I'd advise anyone thinking of applying for a delivery jobs asks around before they put pen to paper. MK"
"Yourcounty, I think there's a lot of negative press about working at the coal face with Asda. I was a person with long term unemployment problems was given a chance by Asda and haven't looked back, the wages are OK and there are opportunities to progress. john"
Waitrose is part of the JLP (John Lewis Partnership)so employees can expect the same benefits enjoyed by staff at John Lewis. Waitrose is currently expanding across the South East, which means more jobs and more opportunities of progression.
Retail jobs in Kent
The retail sector now dominates employment opportunities in most major towns. We publish a retail employment feature outlining most of the UK's major high street employers including; Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda, Morrisons, B&Q, Boots and many more.
If you've worked hard to get yourself a degree is it time to question if you are getting the most from your qualification? Many large employers have specific recruitment campaigns aimed at attracting graduate entry recruits. Take a look at our guide and see what's going on.