2019 Graduate Programme (Head Office)
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About the role
Programme Start Date: September 2019
Our Head Office programme is for graduates who are attracted by the busy pace of retail but who also have a passion for food and delivering great service to customers. From your first day on the office programme, you’ll be part of a team. You could be producing materials or reports that will be used in stores, head office, by senior leaders, or by your immediate team. Sometimes graduate roles can be undervalued in an organisation but in Tesco you get a lot of responsibility from the offset.
On the graduate programme, we’ll provide you with all the tools you need to develop into one of our leaders of the future. We give our graduates a combination of operational and leadership development training, not to mention exposure to a fast paced environment where the work you do will be tangible with real results.
You will be responsible for
For the Head Office Programme, you will start off with an induction in one of our flagship stores and various other locations to really understand how the business operates. This is then followed by two separate eight-month rotations located in our Head Office in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. One of the rotations will be a stretch role, something you didn’t study in college, and for the other rotation we aim to match you with a position related to your area of study.
We want to ensure that you get the most out of each rotation so it will be structured around a project with clear deliverables within the eight months. This means you’ll know how you are progressing and can plot your success along the way.
You will have close relationships with all other graduates on the programme and you will work with them to develop a business project, giving you a well-rounded experience of the Tesco business.
You will need
- At least a 2:2 degree in any subject.
- To be able to work with others and achieve success together.
- To put people and our customers at the heart of what you do.
- To be agile in the way you think, make decisions and handle change.
- To stick to your values and do the right thing, even when it’s tough.
- A positive attitude, and a way of inspiring confidence in others.
- To be connected to the latest thinking, inside and outside of the business.
- The hunger to drive your own career and become one of our leaders.
- To be an innovator, spotting opportunities to improve our business.
- Show great resilience.
With roughly 13,000 colleagues throughout Ireland, across our 151 stores, Head Office, and Distribution Centre, Tesco is one of Ireland’s largest retailers and a household name with Irish consumers. We have two and half times the product range of our nearest competitor and clock up over 2 million customer transactions in our stores per week. At an international level, we are one of the largest retailers in the world and a seamlessly connected global business, with more than 6,500 stores, 500,000 colleagues, and operations in 12 international markets.
Tesco is committed to investing in Ireland and supporting the communities in which we serve. We work with 13,000 farming families across Ireland to offer our customers the freshest produce. We are extremely proud of this fact as we are very passionate about food – this is something you’ll notice when you join Tesco!
Core Purpose and Values
The Tesco business was built with a simple mission – to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living and this hasn’t changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it’s our job to deliver this in the right way for them.
That’s why we’ve chosen ‘Serving Ireland’s shoppers a little better every day’ as our core purpose. As a business, serving customers is at the heart of everything we do – from colleagues in our stores to those of us in supporting roles.