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Asda Retail Graduate Programme 2018 - Various locations across the UK.

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2018 Asda Retail Graduate programme - Do you love retail?

A Graduate programme with a difference. After all, where else would you benefit from two of the biggest names in Retail, Asda and Walmart?

Joining our Graduate programme will see you start on the shop floor. To really get to the heart of our business, we need you to spend time with the most important people: our customers. With stores nationwide, you can request a location that works for you.

Role responsibilities

No two days are the same...

From preparing your store for Christmas to gearing up for a national product launch, no two days are the same. By taking responsibility from day one, you’ll make a real contribution to our success and understand what #Being Asda means.

Six months spent immersing yourself into life on the shop floor will be both fun and challenging! You can be certain it is just the experience you need to build up your skills, understanding and knowledge, ready to continue your exciting journey to becoming an integral part of our business – we are looking to develop future leaders through this programme.

As Retail is our business, the majority of our roles will be store based – fast paced and never boring! You will build up your experience leading entire sections, and could be managing your own store in the future. We want to help you progress quickly.

Our Home Office opportunities are varied….. Are you good at building relationships? Enjoy analysing data and spotting trends? Then you could excel in the busy Buying, Supply or Merchandising teams. The rotational nature of the programme means you’ll really find out where you’re strengths lie!
Wherever you’re based, you’ll be a key member of the Asda team!

Are you up for a variety of demanding challenges?

This isn’t a 9 to 5 desk job and the programme is tough, testing but hugely rewarding. It’s a chance to push boundaries whilst working in a fun, supportive and innovative environment. At Asda you get real experience. Asda graduates aren’t just a number and benefit from experiencing a range of roles during the two and a half year programme. You’ll work closely with colleagues from all walks of life and will get exposure to the senior teams. You will also have the opportunity to work on stretching projects to build your experience and drive improvements.

Where will your Asda journey take you?

Afterwards? Well, there’s a permanent job at the end of the programme. From there, possibilities at Asda for ambitious graduates are endless. You could be a Store Manager or an Area Manager, a Buying or Supply Manager. Who knows where this opportunity could take you? It takes a bright and dedicated individual to become a future leader of our business. Could that be you?

With over 600 stores across the UK, more than 150,000 colleagues, a successful growing online business and an agile supply chain ready to respond to changing customer needs, our mission is to be the UK's most trusted retailer. A business this size has unlimited opportunities.

Person specification

Have you got what it takes?

At Asda it isn’t about degree classification or where you studied. What’s more important is your potential to shine in a dynamic Retail business like ours. Asda graduates have a positive can-do attitude and are excited by the opportunities change can bring.

Skills & experience

Are you?

∙ Passionate about Retail and giving customers great service?
∙ Hungry for responsibility and able to stay calm under pressure?
∙ Able to find simple solutions and ways around problems?
∙ Full of new ideas, with the curiosity and confidence to challenge the way we do things?
∙ On track to gain a degree in 2018

Then you could be just the fit!

Benefits include a competitive salary, colleague discounts, a bonus scheme and naturally, although it is the last thing on your mind, a pension. You’ll be rewarded for your hard work!
Degree: A university degree (all subjects/classifications and year of graduation accepted)

Strictly no agencies

Location: Various locations across the UK.
Salary: £26,000
Closing date: Closed Wed 24-Jan-2018
Job ref: GY/52007
Eligibility: Candidates must, by the start of their employment, have permission to work in the UK

Employer information:


At Asda, we want to make lives easier. Happier. More fun. It’s why we’re all working hard to become the country’s most trusted retailer. But to get trust, we have to give it too. So when you join us, you’ll have the freedom to do what you do best. Give customers great service. Respect everyone. Strive for excellence. And act with integrity. You could be chasing innovation. Pioneering sustainable solutions. Creating designs for the whole country. Or putting a smile on the face of everyone you meet. Wherever you are in Asda, you’ll find everything you need to have a job that’s exciting, rewarding and enjoyable. And if you want more, you’ll get the training, support and development to chase what you want out of your career. After all, it belongs to you. We’re just here to make it better.

This vacancy has now closed.