Our Insight

When we visited Tesco, we were amazed by their range of facilities; they had an on-site gym, supermarket, football pitch, and even their very own beehives!

It was like a small town – with a real campus feel – so you wouldn’t have to worry about the transition from University. Tesco may be a big employer, but they understand that every little helps – and the little details they have on site are designed to help you settle right in.

After speaking to the employees, it became clear that you can pursue a variety of different avenues at Tesco. Whether it’s taking on a different role, changing your area of expertise or joining a new team – you don’t have to change companies to change your career path.

To find out more about what it’s like to work at Tesco, watch/listen to the videos and podcasts below.

Tour of Tesco HQ

Welwyn Garden City


Where it all begins...

“The fun bit!”

Eli, a Cybersecurity Graduate, tells Jess why he was initially attracted to Tesco and describes the gamification stage of the application process.

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Work with futuristic technology.

Jamie talks Carla through his journey at Tesco: from starting out on the Technology graduate scheme six years ago, to becoming Software Development Manager.

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“Throw yourself into it”

Luke, Technology Director and sponsor of the graduate scheme, gives his advice on how to be successful at Tesco.

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“Come with fresh ideas and new perspectives”

Mark, Senior Technical Programme Manager, talks to Carla about his experiences at Tesco since starting out as a Technology graduate. Hear how to get off to a successful start – from someone who is involved with the grads from day 1.

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Jump right in with Oliver & Linda

Oliver, Senior Product Manager, tells Carla and Jess about his experiences since starting as a technology graduate four years ago. He and Linda, Recruitment Manager, share their hints and tips and state that there is no ideal candidate…

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Discover if Tesco is the place for you.

Robyn, who studied Biochemistry at the University of St. Andrews, talks Jess through an important stage of Tesco’s application process: The Discovery Centre.

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Day 1: Creating AI robots!

Hackathons, Inductions, Store Placements and Presentations: Maria, Taylor,Robyn and Eli tell Carla what they got up to in the first few weeks of Tesco’s graduate programme.

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Smile – you’re on camera!

Jess is introduced to Tesco Graduate Taylor, who goes on to describe the video interview stage of the application process; hear his hints and tips on how to get it right!

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We get to know our advertisers by talking to their employees and working with their recruiters on content for their company hubs. We often visit their offices, spending a full day touring their facilities, and hear what they’re getting up to during calls and webinars.

This gives us a real ‘insight’ into their working environment, their culture and the things they are working on. We also learn about their recruitment processes and the things each company looks for in their ideal candidate.

All of this is useful stuff for you to know if you’re considering applying to them – so we thought we’d share it with you!

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