A big part of our culture at Tesco is to develop new skills. Nichola Swallow, Learning Design Manager from the UK Capability team tells us about some of the new learning tools that colleagues can use to get on at Tesco.
“I really like our new digital learning solutions such as video’s and podcasts, they allow me to fit learning in whenever and wherever I have a spare moment. The learning through experience ideas have also been a great help. I am now consciously looking for opportunities to gain new experiences on the job to help me develop and grow. With the support of my line managers it’s really helped focus my personal development.
I’ve been learning a lot around our Colleague Experts skills. It’s a new area for me but one I can see adding real value to the role I do now and how I collaborate with my colleagues. I’ve been using what I’ve learned so far to help me prepare for important stakeholder meetings and it has resulted in some really productive and helpful conversations.”
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Julia is on our Software Engineering Graduate Programme, she joined the team in September. She shares her experience with us so far.
“The application process was really welcoming, and I was given feedback and advice. Everyone has been great and from day one I have felt supported. I’m really looking forward to the next 2 years and experiencing life as a graduate in Tesco’s Technology team. I’m looking forward to joining different teams and learning from other colleagues.
We’ve just finished our Lab Placement which was something exciting. We had the opportunity to build our own project, I got to work with a good team of graduates and learnt to use technology that I’ve never used before. We also got to work with our experienced colleagues within our wider Technology team.
I’m looking forward to what’s next.”
If you're interested in finding out more about our Technology Graduate Programmes check out our website http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQhfr
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Flic Lewis who joined our team in June 2017 tells us about her move to a secondment as Digital Marketing Manager, read her story here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQhUx
Aneela started her F&F Clothing Apprenticeship with us this year and is the Merchandise Assistant for Ladies Casual Wovens.
“Combining learning and working was the main thing that attracted me to this apprenticeship and especially as it included getting experience in both merchandising and buying areas.
My typical week starts with understanding our sales performance from the previous week, continuing to improve our order processing system and working with my suppliers, buyers and merchandisers to get the product to our customers, I really enjoy building strong relationships with everyone. I’ve got the best team, they’re such a friendly and supportive group of people.
I would definitely recommend this apprenticeship. If you've got a passion for fashion, you’re someone that likes making things happen and someone that wants to work in an exciting fast paced environment, do it!.”
If you’re interested in starting a career in fashion and want to find out more about our F&F Clothing Apprenticeship and apply check out our website http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQhYd
As part of our partnership with The Prince’s Trust to provide opportunities to help young people develop their employability skills, we invited a group of students from Greenshaw school to take part in a World of Work experience in our new Heart building. Students had the chance to discover the wide range of opportunities available in our offices and stores.
Students had lots of fun in our development kitchens too, they used their creative ideas and worked with our top chefs and product developers to create their own healthy meal for a family of 4 on a £6 budget. They absolutely blew us away with their passion to learn and great ideas. We then finished off the session by getting them to present their product to our judges where they were awarded a certificate.
As part of the partnership, 9 colleagues across our business volunteered to support the students with their experience and they enjoyed it too. Well done Greenshaw school, we loved having you here on campus!
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Yesterday we celebrated our store colleagues at our Retail Apprenticeship Celebration Event. It was a day to congratulate and reflect on what they have all achieved so far. We had a day filled with inspirational speakers, awards, networking and some fun with the photobooths. Well done to everyone that has completed their apprenticeship so far and good luck to those who are still on their journey!
Here's a link to the video to check out what we got up to on the day http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQJfJ
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We are proud to have become the first UK supermarket to launch larger nappies specifically designed for children with disabilities.
Tesco Health Junior Nappies, which have just launched in store, are specifically designed to cater for children whose disability means they continue to need nappies and have outgrown regular sizes.
Click here to find out more: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQJlR
Nick Ferrier and the format south convenience leadership team completed a 50km walk to raise an amazing £35,374.55 for our Health Charity Partnership.
Starting at West Bay in Dorset and finishing in Durdle Door¸ the walk took in some amazing coastal scenery and killer climbs. Store teams supported by holding events to raise money too.
Well done team!
We are proud to have re-affirmed our commitment to supporting the military by re-signing the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Covenant last week.
Jason Tarry, Tesco UK & ROI CEO said: “Tesco has a long association with the Armed Forces dating back to our founder Jack Cohen, and we are very proud of the Armed Forces family which exists in our business today.”
Read more of the story here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQSns
Derek Baxter and his team from our Livingston DC decided to raise money for British Heart Foundation by walking from Glasgow to Edinburgh, a 100km, or 62-mile, walk.
They managed it in 26 hours by walking non-stop through the night and have raised £2,500 so far in the process.
Well done team!