Tesco has launched one of the UK’s biggest retail careers websites to help
it fill over 20,000 vacancies this year.
The supermarket giant has taken its recruitment process online as a result
of its rapid expansion at home and abroad announced last month.
The website contains information for potential employees, and includes
functions to search for current vacancies and apply for selected posts online.
It also includes information about working for Tesco as well as profiles of
business functions and people.
David Fairhurst, Tesco global resourcing director, said, "Our growth
means we have a huge demand for new staff. Our new website means we can do more
to help job-seekers – speeding up our recruitment process to help boost our
According to Tesco, which employs 177,000 staff in the UK and 240,000
worldwide, research shows that more than 14 million people in the UK can access
the Internet at home and an increasing number of job-seekers are using the Web.
The website fits with Tesco’s policy of actively recruiting over-50s by
targeting "silver surfers" who have been identified as using the
Internet in increasing numbers.