Business Support

Lead projects to improve the way stores work and ensure each and every one has everything they need to look after our customers and colleagues. 

Status: Programme closed
Business Support

Key Information

Salary - £27k pa


Eligibility – 320 UCAS Points (or equivalent); 2:1 Degree


Length – 1-2 Years


Are you a customer focussed, innovative graduate, with the ability to manage large scale projects? Are you able to think strategically in order to make things better for our customers and colleagues in store? If yes, then Business Support could be the area for you!

You’ll be managing some of the UKs largest and most exciting projects and have the opportunity to make an impact, whether that be generating the initial idea or rolling it out across thousands of stores.

Business Support is made up of a number of areas in the office, all of which are designed to stretch and shape you into becoming a future leader. You will have the opportunity to work cross functionally, liaising with different departments to ensure your project makes the maximum impact.

You could be working in the following areas:

  • Operating Model
  • Shrinkage & Security
  • General Merchandise & Food Operations
  • Planning & Response
  • Customer Service
  • Productivity & Managing Hours

On our Business Support graduate scheme you will be developed throughout a one to two year rotational programme, gaining an insight into all areas of our business. During the programme you will be supported with high quality leadership training, development days, a mentor and a Director sponsor. The support you will receive, coupled with a breadth of experience, will enable you to become a skilled project manager.

Some recent projects include:

  • Researching social media solutions for stores to allow our 500,000 colleagues to remain connected
  • Creating ways to increase the use of ‘scan as you shop’ across the nation
  • Designing  the latest market leading check outs that will increase efficiency and customer satisfaction
  • Innovating new security devices or methods to protect store profits 
  • The Workload Support team helps to manage an average of 160 projects in every store each quarter.


    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:

A 2:1 in any subject

Highly effective analytical and decision making skills

The ability to embrace change, adapt and innovate

A resilient and optimistic approach to tackling different challenges

A strong passion for retail and delivering a great shopping experience to our customers

A 'can-do' attitude with the drive and determination to get ahead, continually improve and to help others do the same

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

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