Asda Job Vacancies And Local Store Opportunity

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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.

What Job Do You Want To Apply For?

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:

  • Careers For Young People
  • Store Vacancies
  • Store Management
  • Temporary & Seasonal Vacancies
  • Asda Jobs In the Head Office
  • Pharmacy
  • Optician
  • Graduate Vacancies For Young People

Employment For Young People

All the opportunities for young people are outlined below.

  • Work Experience - If you're a young person aged between 14 and 16, you might like to take advantage of a work experience placement.
  • Apprenticeships - They offer apprenticeships to eligible members of staff.
  • Opportunities For Young People - A commitment to help unemployed young people back into work underpins the jobs for young people initiative
  • Work Placement - Voluntary work placements available under a range of different circumstances.

Store Opportunities

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.

  • Hourly Paid Staff & Part Time Weekend Staff
    There are hundreds of roles, some of which we have detailed below.
  • Store Management
    There are six categories of job in terms of store management: Store Manager - Large Stores, Store Manager - Small Stores, Trading Managers, Department Managers, Shift/Section Leader and Management qualifications. Full details can be accessed through the main recruitment portal.

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.

Head Office Employment

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.com
    Vacancies occur in the three main teams: Operations, Web Merchandising and Web Content.
  • Buying
    Voted UK's Best Value retailer for 14 years running, so it's proud of its buying performance.
  • Finance
    A finance team of 250 people oversee the company's finances.
  • Financial Services
    Operating for over a decade the portfolio now includes: travel, pet, home, life and motor insurance, Asda Rewards Credit Cards and income protection.
  • HR
    Two hundred thousand employes and 1 million applications a year take quite a lot of handling.
  • IT & Ecommerce
    The Information Systems Division (ISD) has 150 team members.
  • Legal
    Risk, technical, trading law and claims.
  • Marketing & Corporate Affairs
    The marketing team has been described as the Wallmark Marketing academy.
  • PR
    What does PR add to the bottom line? About £130m a year based on internal measurements.
  • Property & Construction
    450 supermarkets, hundreds of smaller stores with many more planned keeps the property team really busy.
  • Retail Operations
    Three teams form the Retail Operation Group - the Process Improvement team, the Communication & Engagement team and and Operations team.
  • Asda jobs in Small Supermarkets
    A real growth area, 150 small supermarkets opened in 2011.
  • Supply & Merchandise Planning
    Over 100 people work in this function, one of the largest teams in Asda House.
  • Technical
    Two technical teams; food and home & leisure, they ensure everything supplied to the company are: produced in line with quality specifications, safe, legal and fit for purpose.

Graduate Recruitment

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.

Current Asda Jobs

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.

Asda Stores In Kent - Jobs And Your Local Store

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:

  • Ashford
    • Kimberley Way, Ashford, Kent, TN24 OSE
    • 01233 655000
  • Bexleyheath
    • The Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BN
    • 0208 3039009
  • Broadstairs
    • Westwood Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2NR
    • 01843 608000
    • 24 Hour, Baby Changing, George, Home Shopping, Pharmacy, In Store Collection, Trade-in Games
  • Canterbury
    • Sturry Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1DG
    • 01227 479719
  • Chatham
    • 387 Maidstone Road, Chatham, ME5 9SE
    • 01634 666112
  • Folkestone
    • Bouverie Place, Folkestone, CT20 1AU
    • 01303 213000
  • Gravesend
    • Thames Way, Kent, DA11 8BZ
    • 01474 560333
  • Greenhithe
    • Crossways Boulevard, Greenhithe, Kent, DA9 9BT
    • 01322 374100
  • Kings Hill
    • 1 Alexander Grove, Kings Hill, Kent, ME19 4SZ
    • 01732 229000
  • Ramsgate
    • 51 High Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9TT
    • 01843 257800
    • George, In Store Collection, George Essentials
  • Sittingbourne
    • Mill Way, Trinity Trading Estate, Sittingbourne, ME10 2PD, Kent
    • 01795 420186
  • Swanley
    • London Road, Swanley, Kent, BR8 8BB
    • 01322 668 526
  • Tunbridge Wells
    • Longfield Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3EY
    • 01892 794200
    • Baby Changing, George, Photo Department

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User Feedback

"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"