Tony Stopforth our Store Manager in Roundhay talks about his experience in our stores when working over the festive season:
“Christmas at Tesco is the best time of the year for colleagues. The atmosphere is fantastic!
There’s a real feel good factor where colleagues are working hard to care for and serve our customers.
It’s a fast paced environment but there’s always time to have fun and make someone’s day. Tesco are at our best at Christmas, we see great teamwork across the whole shop and colleagues going that one step further in helping to make it a special experience for each and every customer.
If you are passionate about looking after customers, love being part of a great team and want to make a difference this Christmas, then Tesco is the place for you.
PS They will even provide you with your very own Santa hat!”
Click here to read more about our festive roles: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQqYS
Amelia is in her second year of her Commercial Apprenticeship and is the Assistant Buyer for Kitchen Roll. She chats to us about her experience.
"I was attracted to the Commercial Apprenticeship because I wanted a job, to earn money, learn new skills and I knew university life wasn’t for me.
My weeks are really varied. At the start of the week I’ll be presenting category data to my stakeholders and at the end of the week I could be looking at new product development and negotiating costs. My highlight so far is a supplier visit to Thailand and Malaysia. It was really interesting to be on the other side of the world and learn about the end to end process of how your product is made.
If anyone is thinking about applying to this apprenticeship, I would say, do it! It’s the best thing I’ve ever done and I’ve been given so many opportunities since I’ve started. I love my job!".
If you’re interested in applying for our Commercial Apprenticeship, check out our website and apply http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQxIw
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This week Andy Gibson from Mindapples came along to our Heart building to run a 1 hour session with colleagues on “Change your habits”, part of our commitment to helping colleagues maintain a healthy mind.
The session was about how anything we do regularly and intensively can become a habit. Most habits are useful, but some are not. We were shown how to retrain the mind and turn these habits to our advantage.
In addition to Andy’s session, we already have 5 Mindapples e-learning modules available to all colleagues that have been accessed over 17,000 times!
Sam completed our ten week Food Internship Programme with us before he went back to complete his final year at university. He talks about his experience with us.
"I’ve learnt some great life lessons throughout my time here; how to lead projects, communicate more effectively and also how to act independently in the workplace. The responsibility that Tesco gives you is remarkable, you really do get to take control of a project.
My highlight was seeing a fully functioning production line at my pet supplier and experiencing the end to end process which helped give context to the work I was doing.
As an intern, I was quite nervous that I would be a hindrance to the team when I first started, but I wasn't and I never felt like that. My line manager and my buddy were absolutely fantastic and right from the start I felt like a member of the team who had something to contribute. I really felt that I was not only welcome, but valued."
If you want to find out more and apply for our Food Internship, check out our website http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQxj1
Debbie Gardner our Admin Assistant who works in our Winchester store talks about her experience in our stores when working over the festive season, click here to read more: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQxL0
Last week our Chief People Officer, Natasha Adams had lunch with Julie Bird to discuss how Tesco will support her inspirational plan to raise awareness about the menopause.
Eight years ago, Julie started the menopause - and her symptoms were debilitating. Julie’s own experience of menopause inspired her to set up a support group for Tesco colleagues experiencing similar symptoms - something which she says helped to give her "purpose" at her lowest point.
"I just felt lost and alone, that's the only way I can describe it really... I was struggling with anxiety, I didn't understand all the emotions I was feeling."
With 88% of women saying the menopause has an impact on working life, Julie is working to support our colleagues at Tesco. This work has proved a huge success – Julie’s work and insight will help us in developing our plans on how we continue to raise awareness and encourage colleagues to talk about how the menopause affects them.
For more on this story, click here to see Julie’s interview with ITV – http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQx0h
Jack is one of our Commercial Apprentices and is the Assistant Seller for Pittas, Wraps and Speciality Breads. He tells us about his experience.
“After working in store for a few years, I was attracted to this apprenticeship because I wanted to make a bigger impact for Tesco, and wanted to make things happen on a larger scale.
My week consists of giving trade updates, understanding food trends and to look for what we are missing from our range. I work with buyers, technologists and our suppliers on a daily basis to make sure that the products we offer are right for our customers. I’ve got a great network around me. One of my highlights was in my first role where my job was to create plans for promotion ends in store. The highlight was going into store for the first time to see my plan being implemented.
If someone was thinking about applying for an apprenticeship I would say ‘Do it!’.
If you’re interested in applying for one of our apprenticeships, check out our website and apply http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQxiB
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Today we are launching our new Mental Health Awareness at Work e-learning available to all of our colleagues, part of our commitment to take action to tackle the stigma around mental health.
Developed by Mind, this covers an introduction to mental health and wellbeing, common mental health problems and how mental health relates to our working lives.
A big part of tackling stigma is having more open conversations around mental health. We hope that this training encourages and supports our colleagues to do this with each other, friends and family because every conversation really does help.
Click here to read our colleague Nick Elston's story who joined us as a Customer Delivery Driver last year:
Remember our F&F Hanger Video? Refusing hangers benefits the environment and allows us to reinvest the money we save into sustainability programmes and support local communities where our garments are made.
400,000 school uniforms have been donated since 2009 to children in Kenya, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
11,500 children have been supported to learn to read in India through F&F's link with the Akshara Foundation
20 children with special needs have been funded by our programmes in Cambodia
We've also worked hard to make factories in Bangladesh more efficent. This helps to increase workers' pay, while reducing the number of hours they have to work.
If you're interested in a career with F&F click on the link below to view our current vacancies: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQrJ2
Click here to find out more about our commitment to sustainable sourcing: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQrJg
We're proud to be ranked in the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers table. It's great to see that graduates recognise the wide variety of successful programmes that we offer across our stores, distribution and head office campus.
If you want to find out more and apply for one of our graduates programmes, check out our website: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQrjY
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