Who we’re looking for

We care passionately about our colleagues and our customers. If you share our passion, we could be right for you. Are you ready to:-

Challenge yourself to always improve what we do for customers?

Achieve great things and always try to do it in the right way?

Join us in making what matters better, together?

We want colleagues who really believe in, and can demonstrate, our five key leadership skills; Collaboration, Empathy, Responsiveness, Resilience and Innovation.

Application Process

To apply for a job in our Office you will need to register with us, and create a profile. You can keep your profile up to date with your latest skills and experiences.

When you find a job you want to apply for, you will then just complete the online application form for that role. Once you have completed your application we will review it to see if you have the skills that we are looking for.

In most cases the first stage in our selection process is a face-to-face interview, and if you are successful you may be invited to a second interview.

You may also be asked to participate in a series of online verbal and numerical reasoning tests, depending on the role you have applied for.

In some cases we will hold Assessment Centres, these run for a full day and generally consist of 4 components; a written excercise, a presentation, an interview and a group discussion but this will be outlined to you before the day.

If you successfully complete all stages of the recruitment process, you will complete a company induction to welcome you to the Tesco team.

To apply for a job in one of our Stores or Distribution Centre, you will need to register with us, and create a profile. You can keep your profile up to date with your latest skills and experiences.

When you find a job you want to apply for, you will then just complete the online application form for that role. Once you have completed your application we will review it to see if you have the skills that we are looking for.

If successful we will invite you in for an interview at the location that you have applied to work in.

After this, you'll hear back from us within 10 days – hopefully to welcome you on board!

Hints and Tips

The videos below offer some hints and tips from real live Tesco recruiters!

  • Researching

    You can use this website and our PLC site to find out more about who we are and where we’re going

    If you have any questions, the best place to go first would be our “Frequently asked questions” area

    You can call, email or contact us via social media, with any other questions, or feedback

  • Registering and applying

    You need to set up a profile in our recruitment system before you can apply for roles

    Please complete it as fully as you can

    You can search for roles by Job Function, Location, or by using a Keyword

    Our system is proactive – it will let you know of roles that might be right for you

  • Preparing

    Practice on-line tests before you take them for real

    We’ll explain clearly why we’re asking you to take them

    Dress code is usually “business wear” for interviews and assessment centres, but some business areas have a more casual dress code

    It should be clear from the invitation what to wear but if you’re not sure, let us know.

  • Meeting us

    Before an interview, think about the questions we’re likely to ask you. This website and the job description can help

    At assessment centres we can find out about you, and you about us, in a more natural setting

    Our invite to interview or assessment centre will give details of the day

    If anything isn’t clear, just ask

Training and development

We have a clear vision for learning and development. We want to inspire all our colleagues to learn and have the skills they need to be their very best, now and in the future.

We’re incredibly proud of our Tesco Academy in Ireland. It is part of our commitment to world-class learning and development.

We’re innovating to provide learning and development that really makes what matters to colleagues better. We combine traditional training with online and app-based learning.

The “Academy Online” virtual academy lets colleagues build skills and access inspiring training right across the Tesco Group, wherever they are and whatever they do.

We have a series of excellent development programmes. We work with some of our most promising colleagues in the early stages of their careers to give them stretching learning experiences right across the business.

Getting back to work

Wherever we’re based, we want to have a positive impact. This is why we do what we can to get people back to work. We run a Positive2Work programme that provides people on the live register with an invaluable learning experience to give them a good standing when applying for a job in retail. Positive2Work consists of a number of classroom based modules as well as live work experience in one of our stores. The completion of this programme results in a FETAC Level 4 qualification. For more information on available programmes just contact your local DSP representative.