Want To Get Into HR?

tescoThis is one for our MSc HRM postgrads, or anyone who wants their first break into an HR job. Tesco have asked us to advertise 30 places on their new Personnel Graduate Training Scheme – and as these aren’t on their website, I’d get in there fast. In fact you’ll need to be very fast as the closing date is 14th June (this Sunday).

Here are the details (just cut’n’pasted for speed, hence the formal “HR speak” – but you’ll have to get used to generating that if you get the job!)

Tesco Personnel Graduate Programme

Tesco has a well established graduate programme linked to both the retail and Head Office sides of the business. This year, we are also introducing a specific Personnel Graduate scheme starting in September 2009 – at the end of this 18 month programme, candidates will be appointed as Personnel Managers in our Extra stores, the largest and most complex of all our store formats. Longer term HR career opportunities within Tesco reflect a variety of challenging and fulfilling options, both in the retail and Head Office environment, available in the UK and internationally.

This recent decision to introduce a specific Personnel scheme, is reflective of the key role this population is considered to play within our business – we recognise that a great Personnel resource can make the difference in the challenging times all businesses currently face, and that their focus on building capability, driving performance, and developing culture is pivotal.

The 18 month scheme will support candidates to develop a broad understanding of the store environment, through experience as a departmental Line Manager. Following this, a robust development programme will enhance the technical and behavioural skills relevant to a Personnel role, before experience as a Personnel Manager instore. Candidates should have the drive and flexibility to work in a challenging and fast paced retail environment, have excellent communication skills, and be passionate around the development of people.

Candidates will also need a 2:1 degree, in any discipline, the right to work in the UK, and national mobility – positions on the programme will be based in the South of the country for the duration of the 18 months.

Interested candidates should complete the application form (available for download here – Word document) and send to graduate.recruitment@tesco.co.uk no later than 14th June. Candidates should also be available to attend an instore interview and assessment centre, to be held throughout July.

Please note that it is not possible to apply for this scheme via the Tesco careers website.