Tesco Jobs In Kent

Welcome to the Yourcounty Tesco Jobs feature, the aim of this page is to provide useful help and information for anyone looking for a Tesco job, add value to the information here by publishing relevant user feedback and create links to any useful resources. We also like to highlight local Tesco jobs and opportunities when possible.

Current Tesco jobs appear at the foot of this page. This is one of the most important graduate employers in the UK based on numbers recruited. A quick word about completing online or paper application forms - if you want a job treat them seriously, the employer will! There are essentially two recruitment routes, for team members in depots and in store you will be expected to post or take your application to the place where you intend to work. For store and depot management jobs as well as head office, graduate, and pharmacy opportunities you must apply online. If you are looking for temporary Christmas jobs follow the main recruitment link below.

Current national and international, part time and full time vacancies and recruitment advice on this page. This page for more Kent employers.

Tesco are one of the leading employers in the UK, there are over 2,700 stores and just under 300,000 employees. You may not realise it but they are also active in: China, Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Japan, Malaysia, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey and the USA, the global workforce currently totals 492,000. This is an increase of 50,000 jobs in the last four years. For a customer assistant opportunity or any other local store vacancy, make a visit  in person and talk to the people there about local vacancies, you can find local contact details at stores in Kent.

Vacancy details available in full at the recently revamped website and have dedicated; Graduate, Student and School Leaver schemes. Visit the website for the latest full time, part time weekend and temporary jobs, they are updated daily. For work experience take a look at the main website first then contact the local store.

Vacancies in Store

The organisation often promotes from within, so at whatever kind of job you start at, if you've got the talent, ambition and dedication, they'll encourage you to go all the way to Store Management and beyond.

Current Vacancies

In store opportunities exist in Express stores, Metro stores, Superstores, Extra stores and Homeplus. To search and apply for Tesco jobs visit the current vacancy page: http://www.tesco-careers.com/jobsearch.cfm

Vacancies cover a wide range of occupations, we publish a selection (there were over 400 open jobs this morning). A Tesco job can be part time, full time, flexible and seasonal contracts they also try to find ways to help employees take the time off when they need it through shift-swap or lifestyle break.

If you're going to apply for a vacancy spend a short time looking at their values and recruitment criteria. Central to their philosophy is their Core Purpose:  "To create value for our customers, to earn their lifetime loyalty". In a competitive employment market the quality of your initial application will matter!

What Do They Look For?

In short and in common with every other employer the are looking for the best possible candidate for the advertised job. What does this mean to someone putting together an application?

  • Be focussed on retail - Tesco might expect applicants to want to work for them as a first choice not necessarily as a temporary or stop gap job.
  • Committed to customer service - In today's market good customer service is a real competitive advantage, show the employer you know how to treat a customer.
  • A 'can do' attitude - Being prepared to work hard and try to make a difference seems to be a key theme on the recruitment website.
  • Flexible - are you able to act react and adapt?
  • Responsibility - does you application convey the attitude of someone prepared to take responsibility for the job and their own development.

National Vacancies

Opportunities for generic business areas are as varied at the business and are updated daily, they can be accessed at the http://www.tesco-careers.com. You can think of them as falling into the following categories, live details of current vacancies at the foot of the page:

  • Full time and part time jobs in store, temporary and permanent - contact your local store.
  • jobs in distribution and logistic
  • Pharmacy jobs
  • Business Development
  • Commercial Clothing
  • Commercial - Food
  • Non Food Hardlines
  • Corporate & Legal Affairs
  • Corporate Marketing
  • Corporate Purchasing
  • Finance
  • Group Security & Loss Prevention
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Personnel
  • Property
  • Supply Chain / Store Ordering
  • Telecoms & Mobile
  • Personal Finance
  • Tesco.com
  • UK Support Office 

Staff Development:

Training underpins your professional life if you have a Tesco job, over 6,500 members of staff are on a course at any one time. Much of this development and training is aimed at skilling up staff for their current jobs as well as investing for the future. Tesco aim to provide flexibility and mobility for all of their employees as, many as eleven thousand members of staff move internally each year.

Graduates

Tesco currently run the China Graduate Programme. This is a year long accelerated development scheme. Successful candidates are given a permanent placement to China after a six month training course in the UK.

The graduate rewards of working for the company include:

  • Your own annual report outlining the total package you are receiving
  • Free shares for all staff who have worked the full financial year for the company.
  • After an initial qualifying period you join the Buy As You Earn scheme
  • Join the company pension scheme
  • At least four week holiday a year
  • And much more

A selection of the current Tesco job vacancies (at the time of writing) to search and apply for Tesco's jobs visit the current vacancy page. The vacancies are largely central, administrative, pharmacy and optical.

Tesco Stores in Kent

If you want to apply for an in-store or depot vacancy excluding management roles you will need to pick up a recruitment pack and return a completed application in person. If your local supermarket isn't in this list use the store finder on the main recruitment website.

  • Taking the local stores alphabetically, there are three in the Ashford area, one on Hythe Road, Willesborough, TN24 0YE, Mace Lane, TN24 8DN and the Kingsnorth store at Moat Field Meadow, TN23 3LU.
  • Tesco Aylesford is in Lunsford Park in Larkfield, ME20 6RJ.
  • The Bearsted store is at 143 Ashford Road, ME14 4NE.
  • There are two Broadstairs Tesco stores one at 25 High Street, CT10 1LP, the second at 475 Margate Road, Westwood, CT10 2QJ.
  • Bromley is particularly well served with supermarkets and the local Tesco can be found on 115 -119 Westmoreland, BR2 0UJ.
  • The Canterbury Metro store is in the very centre of the city at Gravel Walk in the Whitefriars Shopping Centre CT1 2SN.
  • The local Chatham store is at The Brook, ME4 4NZ.
  • There is a Dartford supermarket at 115 Dartford Road, DA1 3EN.
  • The largest superstore in the Dover area is at the White Cliffs Park, Whitfield, CT16 3PS.
  • Tesco in Faversham is in Crescent Road, ME13 7AS.
  • The two Folkestone stores are in; Cheriton High Street, CT19 4QJ and Units 1&3 Castle House, Bouverie Road West, CT20 2SZ.
  • Courtney Road, ME8 0GX and 48-52 Sturdee Avenue are the store locations in Gillingham ME7 2HN.
  • Tesco Gravesend is on New Road, DA11 0AF.
  • There is a supermarket at 107 Canterbury Road, Hawkinge, CT18 7NS.
  • Two outlets in Maidstone at 120 London Road, ME16 0DJ and 300 Tonbridge Road, ME16 8TE.
  • Tesco Margate is on the Northdown Road, Cliftonville, CT9 3PL.
  • There is a store at Woodsgate Corner, TN2 4NE.
  • There is a supermarket in the Rainham Centre, ME8 7HW.
  • One of the Thanet stores is on the Manston Road at Ramsgate, CT12 6NT.
  • Tesco Rochester is at 3 Cuxton Road, ME2 2DE.
  • The local Sittingbourne supermarket is in Milton Regis on the Chalkwell Road, ME10 1BQ.
  • There are two stores in the Sevenoaks area; one at 136 High Street, TN13 1XA, the second on Aisher Way, Riverhead.
  • The Sheerness store is on Bridge Road, ME12 1RH.
  • Strood has two stores, one on the Frindsbury Road, ME2 4JD and the second on the Gravesend Road, Strood, ME3 2PW. 
  • There is a store at Farleigh Hill, in Tovil, Maidstone, ME15 6RQ.
  • Two stores in the Tunbridge Wells area, 29 Grosvenor Road, TN1 2AH and 79 London Road, Southborough, TN4 0PX.
  • Tesco Weavering is at Grovewood Drive, Weavering, Maidstone, ME14 5TQ.
  • There is a supermarket in 28 Embassy Court, Welling, DA16 1TH.
  • The West Malling store is at 79 High Street, ME19 6NA.
  • Two stores in Whitstable; Millstrood Road, CT5 3EE and 141 Tankerton Road, CT5 2AW.

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