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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.
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.
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!
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?
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
We have been publishing local Tesco recruitment information since the year 2000, in that time this page has accessed hundreds of thousands of times. Both the quality and quantity of the coverage has changed over that time, due in no small part thanks to the feedback from our users. If you see any error or omission in our content please let us know. If you have recent experience of working for Tesco or their recruitment process we'd welcome your thoughts. Please take a look at the Yourcounty disclaimer, we don't have responsibility for the content of third party websites.
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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.
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