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Alison Horner

Alison Horner
Group Personnel Director

Amanda Sankey

Amanda Sankey
Product Development Manager

Andrew Boyle

Andrew Boyle
Development Project Manager

Andrew Yaxley

Andrew Yaxley
Managing Director, London

Angela Porter

Angela Porter
Head of Brand Advertising

Barbara Young

Barbara Young
Chief Executive, Diabetes UK

Beatrice Forrester

Beatrice Forrester
Trainee Buyer

Benny Higgins

Benny Higgins
CEO Tesco Bank

Chris Bush

Chris Bush
Managing Director, UK

Dan Jago

Dan Jago
UK & Group Wine Director

David Wood

David Wood
UK Marketing Director

Derek Lawlor

Derek Lawlor
Category Director (Meat, Fish & Poultry)

Gerry Gray

Gerry Gray
UK Operations Director

Helen Dwyer

Helen Dwyer
Buying Manager

Jill Easterbrook

Jill Easterbrook
Managing Director - Developing Businesses

John Christie

John Christie
CEO Tesco Lotus

John Scouler

John Scouler
Food Commercial Director

Judith Nelson

Judith Nelson
UK Personnel Director

Ken Towle

Ken Towle
Managing Director of Central Europe and Turkey

Kevin Grace

Kevin Grace
Group Commercial Director

Laura Jewell

Laura Jewell
Product Development Manager

Lindsay Boswell

Lindsay Boswell
CEO FareShare

Luke Hickton

Luke Hickton
Innovation Team

Luke Vinogradov

Luke Vinogradov
Mobile Experience Director

Matt Atkinson

Matt Atkinson
Chief Marketing Officer

Michael Kissman

Michael Kissman
UK Communications Director

Mike Baess

Mike Baess
Tesco Food Writer

Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara
Chief Information Officer

Paul Jones

Paul Jones
Head of Design

Paul Morris

Paul Morris
Customer Communications Director, UK Marketing

Paul Ritchie

Paul Ritchie
CEO Tesco China

Paul Wilkinson

Paul Wilkinson
Innovation Ambassador

Philip Clarke

Philip Clarke
Group Chief Executive

Pornpen Nartpiriyarat

Pornpen Nartpiriyarat
Head of Trading Law and Technical, Tesco Lotus

Rebecca Shelley

Rebecca Shelley
Group Corporate Affairs Director

Robert Folly

Robert Folly
Store Manager

Robin Terrell

Robin Terrell
Group Multi-Channel Director

Sarah Mackie

Sarah Mackie
Head of Local Sourcing

Scott Deutrom

Scott Deutrom
Managing Director, Clubcard TV

Simon Belsham

Simon Belsham
Managing Director, Grocery Home Shopping, Dotcom

Simon Hay

Simon Hay
Chief Executive - dunnhumby

Steve Strachota

Steve Strachota
Director of Distribution for the UK & ROI

Tom Hind

Tom Hind
Group Agriculture Director

Tracey Clements

Tracey Clements
UK & Ireland Support Office Director

Trevor Masters

Trevor Masters
CEO Asia

Judith Nelson

A world of opportunity

23 January 2013 By Judith Nelson

In my job, I’m really lucky to meet lots of interesting people; government ministers, leaders of industry, and most importantly our colleagues and customers who shop in our stores. 

Whenever I tell someone I work for Tesco, I get a variety of reactions but there’s always a genuine interest: ‘what’s that like then?'  Everyone has a view on Tesco, but often their view of what it’s like to work here couldn’t be further from the truth. They’re surprised at what you tell them. And the word that surprises and engages people most is opportunity.

This week, we welcome nearly 1,000 new colleagues in the UK, with a new dotcom store which opened in Crawley on Monday, creating 700 jobs. Tomorrow our 50th ‘regeneration partnership’ store opens in Corby, with 300 new roles. Through these 50 regeneration partnerships, we’ve worked with local councils and colleges around the country to recruit and train more than 5,000 people who’ve been out of work for more than six months. You can watch a film about one of our earlier regeneration partnerships, Widnes.

I’m really proud that we’ve been able to support so many talented and enthusiastic colleagues back into work and we’re just about to start recruiting for two more stores in the North East.  When times are tough for many people, I’m pleased that we’re still able to create opportunities and use our scale for good.

Retailing jobs get a bad press. You hear the “shelf stacker” cliché used casually, but I can’t think of another business that offers such a huge scale and breadth of opportunities, no matter what level you join at. At Tesco you really can progress from the ‘shopfloor to boardroom’ – it’s a reality and I know because I have experienced it. I joined the Tesco team without a degree, managed to talk my way onto the graduate scheme and from there worked my way up through the business, in stores and in head office, in the UK and abroad, to become UK Personnel Director and part of the UK Leadership team. I’m not the only one - there are many examples of colleagues who have had a similar journey. Our new UK Managing Director, Chris Bush, joined Tesco at 16 and has run our businesses in Thailand and Malaysia before coming back to lead the UK.

So my welcome message to our new colleagues would be that they’re joining a dynamic, passionate team who really care about making what matters better together for our colleagues, our customers and our communities. Everyone is welcome, whoever you are, whatever your background or experience, if you want to get on, move up and build a great career at Tesco, there is nothing stopping you.

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