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Graduate Job Intake To Increase At Tesco

24 Jul 2011

Graduate Job Intake To Increase At Tesco Tesco has announced that it will step up its graduate intake in the next year by a whopping 30%. This should lead to almost 450 graduate jobs in retail being advertised by the supermarket group over the next twelve months.

Tesco lays claim to employing more staff than any other private sector company in the UK. With not far short of 2,500 stores in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the company certainly provides lots of regular and graduate jobs here. And, worldwide they have a headcount of over 450 thousand people.

The announcement of the 450 graduate jobs available this year is a huge increase on recent graduate recruitment by Tesco. The next twelve months will see more graduates join the company than did in total for the previous two years.

Tesco has 17 different graduate job programmes available to suit students from almost every discipline. As well as the Store Programme and the Distribution Programme, there is a range of Office Programmes on offer. Typical Office Programmes at Tesco include Finance, Buying, Merchandising and Customer Analysis.

Personnel director for Tesco in the UK, Judith Nelson, said of the new graduate jobs on offer: β€œIt’s a challenging time for graduates but, as other firms cut back on hiring, we remain committed to offering opportunities to talented young people. Our current chief executive was a Tesco graduate trainee. We aim to find the Philip Clarkes of tomorrow and provide them with the skills and training they need for a long and successful career.”

There are thousands of graduate retail jobs in the United Kingdom, and the South East has a huge percentage of them. If a graduate career in retail is your preferred path in life then have a rummage through our Graduate Retail Jobs – South East page today.

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