5. Creating good jobs and careers
We have over 500,000 employees worldwide.
We provide diverse career opportunities for all our staff worldwide – from positions in stores, to roles for store managers, buyers, accountants and lawyers. In March 2012, we announced that we are creating 20,000 jobs in the UK over the next two years and will expand our successful apprenticeship programme, offering 10,000 places for both new and existing staff.
Many of our staff stay with us for a long time. Often they rise from the shop floor to run the stores they work in, or move to other jobs within the business, gaining valuable professional and leadership skills along the way. Our Group CEO, Philip Clarke, is an example: his first job as a schoolboy was working part-time at Tesco.
For more information on what it is like to work for Tesco visit our careers page.