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Tesco PLC is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, UK.

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About Tesco

Tesco, the world's third largest retailer with over 6,200 stores and almost 520,000 employees, started as a grocery store way back in 1919. In just under 100 years Tesco has grown to the UK's largest retailer. Joining, would mean being part of a global juggernaut, whose British roots reverberate through its operations.

Your Career

What to expect

Whichever business area you choose, you'll have an induction to give you an idea of how the company works and what training to expect. You'll meet lots of people on similar programmes and start to build a network of contacts that will be valuable throughout your career.

Even if you're not joining its retail programme, you'll spend some time in a store. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the business and understand the things that matter to customers. After all, you need to know how your decisions will affect customers and the people who deal directly with them.


Tesco offer lots of courses that will develop your technical or professional skills like leadership, negotiation or presentation. There are also core company skills to learn, including personal effectiveness, communication and time management. Rest assured, it'll make sure you have all you need to get ahead and to achieve your goals.

Tesco will support you with professional qualifications if and when you need. If you literally want to go further, Tesco's Global Management Programme could be just what you're looking for. But the most valuable training you'll receive will be working in your actual business area. In a store, office or distribution centre, the best lessons come from rolling up your sleeves and getting stuck in.

What does the future hold?

Whatever role at Tesco you take, you'll be provided with the platform to enter leadership, management and Directorial positions within the programmes completion.

An example of potential career progression from the Store Management Programme:

After five years, Tesco wants you to be working towards a Store Director role, leading a team of Store Managers across the country. Tesco will give you all the support and structure you need to be successful in the UK and in any of its operations across the globe - how fast this happens will be up to you.