What it’s like to work in this area
We strive to give our customers what they want, when they want it. Our Food team, in Product, is at the forefront of our customer offer working with over 8,000 suppliers and growers. This fast-paced and exciting environment gives our interns a great opportunity to develop themselves and really drive our strategy and the growth of our business. We use insight and feedback to source and buy great quality products, giving our customers the best offer, range and prices available.
Our Food team is diverse and made up of lots of different categories including our Produce team which is transforming our approach to food waste, our Health & Wellness team which is supporting families to stay healthy and our Packing team which is looking at the sustainability of the products we source. You may get the opportunity to work in one of these areas as well as our Household and Pet team or our Commodities team.
What you will be doing
Our paid 10-week internship programme gives you breadth of experience into different areas of the Food team. No two days are the same, one day you could be strategic planning and visiting supplier factories, another analysing data to identify and prioritise opportunities to improve for the customer while negotiating costs. There will be the opportunity to experience different store formats. The roles do vary depending on the category and the balance is between own label and branded suppliers.
What we are looking for
Within the Product team, you will need to be driven, ambitious and willing to learn. It’s not essential that you have any previous experience but it definitely helps if you have a strong commercial mind, are comfortable with data and curious of market trends and changes.
Tesco is a retail company with the mission to serve customers.