A Place To Get On

Highlights

45,000 

young people in the next year that we’ll help

200,000

young people we’re aiming to reach in partnership with The Prince’s Trust and other partners

52%

of young people from lower income families do not feel equipped to compete in the job market*

At Tesco, everyone is welcome. There's a place for everyone, whoever you are and whatever you do.

This year has been hard for all of us. But, it has been particularly hard for young people. A whole generation is grappling with the disruption COVID-19 has caused to their education and job prospects.

That’s why we have committed to help over 45,000 young people build employability skills and jumpstart their careers in the next year, whatever their background. Young people, like Tommy.

 

We will provide these opportunities for young people through:

  • Continued participation in the Government Kickstart scheme and offering work placements as part of our Movement to Work collaboration
  • Thousands of permanent roles for young people across our business
  • Pre-employment and outreach in partnership with The Careers Enterprise Company, Speakers for Schools and IGD
  • Offering degree apprenticeships, a Business Diversity Internship and graduate roles

It’s a big commitment, and we can’t do it alone.

To help achieve this, we’ve extended our partnership with leading youth charity The Prince’s Trust for a further five years with the ambition of reaching 200,000 young people most in need during that time. Tesco and The Trust will provide confidence building and skills development programmes in hundreds of schools across the UK, including resources to support mental health and wellbeing.

We're a business full of varied, exciting, and enjoyable opportunities. So, whatever your goals or aspirations, we'll give you the opportunities, learning and skills to shape your future.

Natasha Adams, our Chief People Officer said: “Inequalities in society are having a big impact on the outlook and chances of young people. At the same time, a whole generation is grappling with the disruption that COVID has caused. Businesses like ours need young, diverse talent. We are committed to creating opportunities for all and want young people to see that everyone’s welcome at Tesco, whoever you are and whatever your background.”

*The Social Market Foundation conducted research in May and June 2021. this included new analysis of existing data sets, including Understanding Society, new research with 1,009 young people ages 16-25 carried out by Opinium between 31.05.21 to 04.06.21, a qualitative interviews with young people. The Social Market Foundation is a non- partisan, cross party think-tank and registered charity.