At Asda, we’re so much more than just a Supermarket – we’re a centre for communities across the country, helping people Save money. Live better. Whether we’re in our Stores, Distribution Centres or Head Offices, we want to give our customers the best possible Asda experience. In fact, we’re totally committed to making things better. Which is why we’ve completely revamped our Graduate programme, giving super-talented Graduates even more of a chance to shape our future.
The programme gives you a fantastic, wide-ranging experience of everything Asda. You’ll get right to the heart of a massive retail business - from life on the shop floor to making key business decisions that could have a real impact on our success.
It’s tough, testing and hugely rewarding, so you’ll need to be up for a variety of demanding challenges. It all starts with a six-month placement in our stores. After this, you’ll either continue your Operations journey, or add to your skills with eighteen months of challenging Commercial placements. Whichever route you choose, you’ll build up the experience and knowledge you need to become a future leader of our business.
About the programme
The programme begins with a six-month placement in our Retail Stores. It’s the best way to kick-start your Asda career, as you’ll experience the pace of our business during the busiest time of year. You’ll also manage a number of colleagues in different teams, and make in the moment decisions. It’s demanding, but your wide-reaching impact on our business will make it just as rewarding.
When you apply, you’ll choose the business area you’re interested in –Operations or Commercial. Both options will give you a broader experience of what makes Asda tick, and help build your leadership skills for the future. It’s here where you’ll spend the next 18 months, going on various rotations around Asda.
In Operations, you’ll gain the skills you need to become a brilliant Store manager or experience rotations which could include home shopping, Retail Central Operations, property, logistics or compliance. While the Commercial route will see you experience an exciting variety of rotations. This could include buying, merchandising, technology, design, quality, procurement, compliance, supply or marketing.
Who we’re looking for
With a brand-new programme, we’ve also decided to completely revamp our entry criteria to find the most Asda-ready grads around. In fact, as long as you’ve passed your degree, it doesn’t matter what discipline it’s in or what grade you received. It’s more important to us that you have the potential to shine in a dynamic business like ours. You’ll have a passion for Retail, hunger for responsibility, plenty of new ideas and the confidence to challenge the way we do things.
To find out more and apply for our brand-new graduate programme, visit our website (link to https://www.asda.jobs/graduates/).