Over the past 3 weeks our graduates have been generating ideas to help accelerate our ambition to reduce plastic, including packaging. Last week our graduates gave their final pitch of ideas to the governance group and our CEO, Dave Lewis. They’ve made some really great progress innovating and collaborating and have created some great actionable ideas that the business can further develop. We’re really proud of what they’ve achieved in such a short time and the difference it will make to our business. Check out the final part of their journey here.
Last week our graduates pitched their ideas to help accelerate our ambition to reduce plastic, including packaging, to the governance group. The governance group provided feedback and the graduates have been working on these to develop their ideas and solutions further. They’ve been collaborating with our colleagues across the business which includes plastic specialists.
As part of their journey they’ve been given presentation training and today they’ve pitched to the governance group for the second time, to get feedback on the solutions ahead of the final pitches on Friday. Check out their journey from the past week.
Last week our graduates started their journey to help us accelerate our ambition to reduce plastic, including packaging. Over the past week they’ve networked with our suppliers to talk about their sustainability plans, and visited our colleagues in our distribution centres, stores and customer fulfilment centres to learn about our processes that involve plastic. They’ve also been given innovation training to help support with their creative skills.
Along the way they’ve been generating ideas and solutions, showing innovation and both with each other and different parts of the business. Yesterday they pitched their ideas to our governance group which is made up of some of our business leaders. Take a look at their journey here! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQbQn
Georgina completed our Store Internship last summer and then started on our Store Graduate Programme in September.
“When I was on my internship last year I was given the opportunity to shadow the General Merchandise Manager, following that I was given the responsibility to run the department for two weeks. I managed the range change and promotion changes within my department, planned rotas, supported my team and attended manager meetings where we discussed sales, shrink and waste.
If anyone was thinking about applying for the Store Internship, I would say go for it! You’ve got to be prepared to work hard and you face challenges which is great for your learning. It’s great to meet so many people and the opportunities you get by doing the programme are amazing. It gives you a little peep into Tesco, I loved what I experienced so I applied for the graduate programme.”
If you want to find out more about our Store Internship and appy, check out our website http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQO2Q
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We attended Skills London at the ExCel last week where we spoke to people about the different apprenticeships we have to offer. We held speaker sessions for our apprentices to share their experience and a Q&A panel. It was great to speak to so many students and their parents about the great opportunities we have. Well done to all of our colleagues that supported at the event!
If you want to find out more about our Commercial, F&F Clothing, Finance and Food Science & Technology Apprenticeships, check out our website http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQJMv
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Kavya is currently studying Biology and completed our paid 10 week Food Internship with us before she went into her final year at university. She talks about her experience with us below.
"We were given real life projects to work on and were all given responsibility from day one. My project had the potential to make a real difference and that’s what was exciting. I created a plan to reduce waste and improve sales in my area. I had support from my manager every step of the way. The project taught me the importance of collaborating with different stakeholders, communicating clearly with them, and being creative to overcome obstacles.
As an intern you aren’t expected to know all the answers and asking questions is a part of the journey. So ask as many questions as you want. Also, take every opportunity that is thrown at you as this internship is an experience of a lifetime and you’ll develop skills for life."
If you want to find out more and apply for our Food Internship, check out our website: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQqTM
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Joanna completed her paid 10 week Customer Internship with us last year, and last month she returned to our marketing team and started her Customer Graduate programme. She wanted to give us an insight into her experience with us so far.
"I worked as an Insight and Analytics intern where I supported my team to create a competitor research report each week. I learnt so much about the retail industry and how and what we communicate to customers. One of my highlights was taking part in the charity project where we were put into teams and were challenged to raise money, it was great fun to work with the other interns on this.
Earning extra money from my internship before I started my final year was great. It helped me because it meant I was able to work less in my final year which gave me more time to study, plus I also went for a few little trips away to Edinburgh and York which was really fun.”
If you’re interested in applying for our Customer Internship, check out our website and apply http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQqR9
Olivia is our Buying Assistant for Ladies Jersey, and has just started her second year of her F&F Clothing Apprenticeship. She chats to us about her experience so far.
"I knew I didn’t want to go to university, but knew I wanted to gain work experience within the fashion industry and wanted to earn money doing this. I really loved that this apprenticeship gave you the opportunity to experience both merchandising and buying.
The favourite part of my job are the fit sessions with the models, this is a more technical part of my role. Our models try on the different pieces of clothing and we evaluate how the product looks, fits and feels. It’s great because I get to add value!
My team are really inclusive. We are quite a social team, we go out after work and go to lunch together. My manager and my team are really accommodating to my apprenticeship."
If you’re interested in starting a career in fashion or know someone that is, check out our website for more information about our F&F Clothing Apprenticeship and apply http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQqij
Last summer Tory completed her paid 10 week Customer Internship with us where she had a taster of what is was like to be a marketeer, and now she's back! Last month she started on our Customer Graduate programme and wanted to share her experience with us.
"As part of my internship, I worked in the Brand team working with our Free From and Organic brands. It was a diverse role where I got to work with our design agency to create packaging, visit a variety of shops to understand the market and attend a food show. A highlight was attending customer focus groups to understand what our customers thought about our products.
The internship was great, I learnt so much and gained some real life experience. The money was really helpful as I used it for my travelling after I completed my final year.
I'm looking forward to the rest of my graduate programme as I will get to gain further experience."
If you’re interested in applying for our Customer Internship and want to experience the world of marketing, check out our website and apply http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQqvi
Yesterday we celebrated the end of our first ever LGV Apprenticeship programme. A huge congratulations to all of our colleagues, we're really proud of you! #aplacetogeton #tescocareers #apprenticeships
To watch a short clip of what an amazing day it was, click here http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQmR1