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I want to get a Tesco job for summer

I'm about to do my GCSEs and during the extended summer holidays after I would like to get a reasonably well paying job (slightly above minimum wage) to get some money to spend for me and for college. There's a large Tesco near my home, is it hard to get a job at Tesco? Should I apply after my GCSE or now? If I can't what part time or even full time jobs could I try apply for as a summer job that I may do part time or even stop when college starts. If it helps I would like the job to be in Brighton and Hove
Reply 1
Definitely try Tesco but don't put all your eggs in the one basket.
Look locally too. Other supermarkets or coffee shops could be good

Go for it!
Reply 2
I applied to tesco once, as a first job. I didn't get to the interview stage. When I applied, I had to do a quiz regarding different in-store situations and what I would do, for example, noticing a spill, or a customer asking for help. I think, if I remember correctly, a lot of them were based on customer interaction. I do think that I answered mine a bit too brutally honest, as I felt absolutely not prepared for the social side of the job. (It was a multiple choice quiz btw). I just wanted to stack shelves and get on with it. Now, after having had a jobs at morrisons i know that I am capable of helping customers.

So I'd say that if you are up for the job, tesco would probably happily take you on. Best thing you can do, is apply, and see how it goes. I can't really advise you on when to apply. As for other jobs, retail can be brutal but can be rewarding if you can move past the (possible) tough parts of it. Everyone has a different experience. Really, just anything that you think you'll enjoy.
Reply 3
Original post by est2002
Definitely try Tesco but don't put all your eggs in the one basket.
Look locally too. Other supermarkets or coffee shops could be good
Go for it!

This is a really dumb question when I'm applying for a job but does it matter if don't have much on my CV because I never had work experience and I'm fresh out of secondary school.
Reply 4
Original post by kass03
I applied to tesco once, as a first job. I didn't get to the interview stage. When I applied, I had to do a quiz regarding different in-store situations and what I would do, for example, noticing a spill, or a customer asking for help. I think, if I remember correctly, a lot of them were based on customer interaction. I do think that I answered mine a bit too brutally honest, as I felt absolutely not prepared for the social side of the job. (It was a multiple choice quiz btw). I just wanted to stack shelves and get on with it. Now, after having had a jobs at morrisons i know that I am capable of helping customers.
So I'd say that if you are up for the job, tesco would probably happily take you on. Best thing you can do, is apply, and see how it goes. I can't really advise you on when to apply. As for other jobs, retail can be brutal but can be rewarding if you can move past the (possible) tough parts of it. Everyone has a different experience. Really, just anything that you think you'll enjoy.

I asked this to someone else as well but when I'm applying for a job but does it matter if don't have much on my CV because I never had work experience and I'm fresh out of secondary school.
Reply 5
Original post by A_Tango
This is a really dumb question when I'm applying for a job but does it matter if don't have much on my CV because I never had work experience and I'm fresh out of secondary school.

Totally get where you're coming from. We've all got to start from somewhere.
Have you done any voluntary work? That might be an idea.
Original post by a_tango
I'm about to do my GCSEs and during the extended summer holidays after I would like to get a reasonably well paying job (slightly above minimum wage) to get some money to spend for me and for college. There's a large Tesco near my home, is it hard to get a job at Tesco? Should I apply after my GCSE or now? If I can't what part time or even full time jobs could I try apply for as a summer job that I may do part time or even stop when college starts. If it helps I would like the job to be in Brighton and Hove
Hi

If you get a job with Tesco you'll be paid the same rate as the other permanent staff members in the store okay as everyone is paid the same rate of pay per hour except team leader and supervisors as on higher rates.

Don't worry about applying now as your GCSEs results won't be known until you receive them later in the year ok.

Just apply and see how it goes for you and if unsuccessful then keep applying.
They do employ people from 16 with no current education qualifications so you'll be fine

If you are successful with getting a job with Tesco then all you need to do is discuss with the managers about readjusting your working hours due to college ( suggest weekends working when at college).

Good luck with your search


Team leader and stand in supervisor as required with Tesco.
(edited 1 month ago)
Original post by Tracey_W
Hi
If you get a job with Tesco you'll be paid the same rate as the other permanent staff members in the store okay as everyone is paid the same rate of pay per hour except team leader and supervisors as on higher rates.
Don't worry about applying now as your GCSEs results won't be known until you receive them later in the year ok.
Just apply and see how it goes for you and if unsuccessful then keep applying.
They do employ people from 16 with no current education qualifications so you'll be fine
If you are successful with getting a job with Tesco then all you need to do is discuss with the managers about readjusting your working hours due to college ( suggest weekends working when at college).
Good luck with your search
Team leader and stand in supervisor as required with Tesco.

Do the Tesco drivers still get the same rate?

I drive for one of the other ones and we get maybe £1 an hour more than floor staff, we're on the same level as a basic supervisor I think, with the managers and deputy getting more.
Original post by StriderHort
Do the Tesco drivers still get the same rate?
I drive for one of the other ones and we get maybe £1 an hour more than floor staff, we're on the same level as a basic supervisor I think, with the managers and deputy getting more.

As far as I am aware of the delivery drivers pay per hour starts about £12.48p up to approx £17 depending on what part of the UK they working in ( Londoner's get paid more than rest of UK).

A team leader per hour starts from around £13.47p again Londoner's get more
Reply 9
Original post by A_Tango
I asked this to someone else as well but when I'm applying for a job but does it matter if don't have much on my CV because I never had work experience and I'm fresh out of secondary school.

No, it doesn't really matter too much, within reason. I applied for 3 jobs, tesco, a boba cafe, and morrisons. I had about a week of job experience (that i had to do in highschool, imo it wasnt anything that prepared me for any job really), but i got the job at morrisons. I found it really difficult to write a CV, but you can definitely google for CV advice for a school leaver or someone with no experience. You should get training once you start your job, so don't worry too much about no work experience.

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