I've been on a couple in the last few weeks and they all follow the same kind of thing. Group task. Presentation and personal interview. Should be okay I think. We've all got this far so we must be doin something right
I'm nervous/excited about the whole thing on the 8th! Looking forward to just being myself, meeting people, and enjoying a free stay in a lovely hotel!! Haha. I've bought my outfits, gone for a coloured dress suit thing for the evening and then another more formal black one for the day. Has anyone else already worked for Tesco like me?
I've never worked in a supermarket before, but have done a fair bit of retail (mainly fashion) so hoping that is doesn't work too much against me. Where abouts are you staying? Manchester? Do you think we'd have to share rooms?
Hey bella1991. If you've got through to the assessment centre stage the choices are manchester, birmingham or london. and they give you a hotel room for yourself and a dinner in the evening with everyone! I reckon if people have retail experience it doesn't matter if it was Tesco or not. The role plays that they'll use won't be tesco related, it'll prob be about a general company eg. an IT company
Thanks, I'm booked for London although it's actually Bedfordshire haha, so glad we're staying in a hotel. Got to find something to wear for the evening now! Smart but eveningy I guess Good luck to you!
I wouldn't worry too much about being eveningy! They say smart formal so just treat it like an interview.
Fordy-was for sky, quite good fun only ten of us there for 2 places! So who knows with current grad scheme competition!
I haven't worked in retail at all, only hospitality but that wouldn't go against you unless you made no effort to understand the FMCG market and how a shop physically works, which we all had to demonstrate to get here!
I am also booked on the Manchester Assessment on 8th March - seems to be a few of us attending this one!
Feeling a bit apprehensive about what it is going to involve but really looking forward to getting stuck into it.
I'm also an internal applicant, in my sixth year working for the company. From what I can gather having spoken to managers this is the first year they have done the overnight stay beforehand, should be interesting!
Is everyone just graduating this time round or has anybody already graduated?
Looking forward to meeting everybody who is there next week, and good luck to you all.