2019 Graduate Programme (Stores)
About the role
Programme Start Date: September 2019
With 151 stores across the Republic of Ireland, large and small, it’s no surprise that our stores are the first thing people think of when it comes to Tesco.
Our colleagues in store all share something in common: they want to serve our shoppers a little better every day. From a diverse range of great products, to brilliant customer service – we put our customers at the heart of everything we do, and our stores are at the forefront of this.
On the graduate programme, we’ll provide you with all the tools and experience you need to become acquainted with our customers. With the support of our programme and leadership training, we will help you on your way. It’ll be fast paced, and the work you do will be tangible with measurable results.
If you want more than a 9-5 desk job, apply today to be part of the Tesco Ireland Stores Graduate Programme!
You will be responsible for
During the 18 months, you’ll experience the diversity that our different stores, roles and departments offer and work your way up to become part of the Senior Management Team in store. You’ll do everything from leading and inspiring your colleagues in store, managing promotions and products and becoming a role model for great customer service.
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.