Food

Help make our customer offer even stronger through innovation and focussing on obtaining the absolute best quality food. 

Status: Programme closed
Food

Key Information

Salary Range - £26k pa


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


Length – 2 Years


It’s where we first began and it remains the most important part of what we offer customers every day.

Within Food, our team aim to serve Britain’s shoppers a little better every day by making great quality food accessible to our customer’s every day!

We cover everything from working with local producers through to global sourcing. Every day offers a different challenge as we focus on our shared passion on offering fantastic quality, innovation and value for money.


The way our customers shop is changing so we have structured our Food teams to ensure we can lead the way in the new world of multichannel retailing. Our teams of experts work to ensure our customers get exactly what they want.


You could be a Buyer, sourcing and buying great quality products for our customers at the best price; or a Customer expert, using insight to drive our overall strategy for Food.

Alternatively you could join our team of Commodity and Packaging experts, helping our business and our suppliers to manage commodity risk.

If Agriculture is your passion, you could join our team of Agriculture experts, working with our farmers to strengthen our partnerships and ensure our products are meeting standards right from the source.

There are also opportunities abroad in our key Sourcing regions. These roles are crucial in keeping us more connected to people, products and activities on the ground. That could mean managing tropical fruit in Costa Rica, grapes in Chile or tinned tomatoes in Italy.

The programme will be based in Hertfordshire. 

The Food Buying and Customer teams have to anticipate what customers want, using the latest customer insight and trend information to build the best ranges and market-leading offers across both brands and own-label. From the juiciest berries to the zingiest shower gels, every product you see on shelf or on promotion will have been decided by you and your team, based on what we know is right for customers.

  • We’ve been known to sell a million packets of sausages and 350,000 tubs of ice cream over a hot May weekend
  • We sell 1.4 billion eggs a year – how do you like yours?
  • A Sandwich Retailer of the Year, we shift a million great-tasting sandwiches every day
  • Revellers gobble up more than two million of our turkeys at Christmas time.


    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:

At least a 2:1 in any subject

To work with others and achieve success together

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.

Be an innovator, spotting opportunities to improve our business

Show great resilience, staying positive and inspiring confidence in others.