Get to grips with the basics of running a centre, leading teams, managing stock, and setting and maintaining best-in-class standards. Get great operational and leadership training.

Status: Programme closed

Key Information

Salary  £26k pa

Eligibility – 300 UCAS Points (or equivalent); 2:1 Degree

Length – 2 Years

Our stores supply our customers, and our distribution centres supply our stores. Without them, they'd be no products on our shelves. So Retail Distribution is critical to the success of Tesco. It's fast, efficient and non-stop. So grab a seat, strap yourself in and get ready to join the UK's biggest distribution network.

You need to love overcoming obstacles, delivering change and increasing efficiencies. You also need to be unfazed at the idea of working with innovations that enable us to deliver a staggering 2.4 billion cases of stock every year.

Our Distribution Centres are located nationwide. During your programme we will give you experience of working within different functions, so that you experience the whole distribution operation.

You get hands-on distribution centre experience across 1-2 years - and constant guidance from people who already know the ropes. So in no time you should be getting to grips with the basics of running a centre, such as leading teams, managing stock, launching new products, and setting and maintaining best-in-class standards.

Involved with the full 24-hour operation, you’ll be managing a team overnight. Then, once you’ve got the hang of motivating others and meeting targets, we start preparing you for a Lead Manager role. This involves:

  • Training you in different centres to gain broader experience
  • Constant support and development sessions run by experienced managers
  • Distribution Centre Manager and People Managers on hand to stretch and guide you by the day
  • Graduate development days that let you learn, network and share experiences with your peers.
  • If you added up the number of miles in a year that our customers travel to our stores, it'd be the same as circumnavigating the earth 7,800 times.
  • Any one of our 26 distribution centres, 750 products are picked every second.
  • The floor space of our distribution centres totals 11.5 million sq. ft – that's enough to fill Wembley 10 times over.

    Please be aware, that as a candidate you can only apply for one Tesco Graduate scheme.

What you need to succeed

Read through the criteria to see if this programme is the right one for you.

Do you have:

300 UCAS points

At least a 2.1 in any subject

To be a strong leader of people who inspires everyone to achieve together

An ability to think quickly and provide a seamless, personalised experience

To put people and our customers at the heart of what you do

To be agile in the way you think, make decisions and handle change

To stick to your values and do the right thing, even when it's tough

A positive attitude, and a way of inspiring confidence in others

To be connected to the latest thinking, inside and outside of the business

The hunger to drive your own career and become one of our leaders.