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Business Graduate Programme - Tesco Ireland

Job Reference tesco/TP/13085055/852242

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Contract Type:
Graduate contract
Competitive salary of €35,000
Working Hours:
Dun Laoighaire, Co. Dublin
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Business Unit:
ROI Retail Head Office

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work. These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Competitive salary of €35,000
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Life assurance cover
  • Colleague Clubcard with 10% discount increasing to 15% starting on the last Friday of each month for 3 days (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 3 months service
  • Annual leave of 23 days
  • Save as you earn scheme
  • Wellbeing initiatives

There are a number of exciting career opportunities available to successful graduates across a variety of areas in the business

About the role

Our Business Graduate Programme (Sep 2024 to Aug 2026) is for self-motivated and curious graduates, who can work collaboratively in our business and have a passion to do the right thing for customers and colleagues. We want our graduates to be themselves at work and be open to new experiences whilst building new skills for their future. If you enjoy learning new things, challenging yourself, and working with a diverse workforce, then this may be the role for you. 

We're keeping the application process simple! It will consist of a first round virtual interview, if successful, you will then progress to a second interview with a practical element.

The programme is designed to:

  • Accelerate careers as future managers
  • Provide graduates with exposure to People, Change and Project Management and general business and functional knowledge
  • Give graduates valuable experience across our Office, Stores, Customer Engagement Centre and Distribution so you really get to know and understand the business

Graduates will be based in one of our business functions, which include Customer, Commercial, Finance, Corporate Affairs, People & Legal. We will endeavour to match prospective graduates to their area of study and/or interest.

You will need

  • A relevant 2:2 Degree
  • The right to work in the Republic of Ireland full-time for the duration of the programme

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer’s favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move.  Our core purpose is “Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day”.  Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers.  It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of, and for the planet. Through initiatives like the Tesco Community Fund, our association with Children’s Health Foundation, our partnership with FoodCloud and our Stronger Starts programme, we have supported over 21,000 community groups, raised over €7.5 million for medical equipment, and provided almost 15 million meals nationwide, to those living in food insecurity.

Tesco has operated in the Irish retail market since 1997, and with 163 stores nationwide, we employ over 13,000 people in cities and towns around Ireland, supporting almost 45,000 jobs directly and indirectly. We partner with over 500 Irish suppliers - of which almost three-quarters are small and medium enterprises - which in turn supports almost 13,000 farming families around Ireland. Tesco is the single largest buyer of Irish food and drink in the world, buying €1.6 Billion a year; more than any other single country in the European Union, more than even the USA which you perceive as a massive buyer of Irish food. 

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. It is embedded in our values: we treat people how they want to be treated.   At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings.  We always want our colleagues to feel they can be themselves at work and we are committed to helping them be at their best.

We are building an inclusive workplace, a place to actively celebrate the cultures, personalities, and preferences of our colleagues – who in turn help to build the success of our business and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.  We’ve taken steps to ensure our stores are places where everyone feels welcome to shop too, with colleagues all trained to support those with a visible or hidden disability through the Sunflower Lanyard programme.

We’re a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you.  Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

We have embraced a blended working week – combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate, and innovate. Please talk to us to about how this can work for you.