“Look after the pennies, and the pounds take care of themselves”. It’s an old saying that could have been coined by Asda, because every day we strive to put the pennies back into the pockets of our 19 million customers by driving down costs and keeping prices low.
Where other organisations focus on making money, we look at how to save it. As a business model it sounds simple enough, and it’s certainly been successful in helping us grow into a multi-billion pound business with close on 200,000 colleagues, over 500 stores and 24 depots. But it takes sharp minds and innovative thinking to make it work, and fresh talent continually coming into the business to keep it getting better and better.
So it’s little wonder we’re one of the UK’s biggest recruiters of top graduate talent. Join our Graduate Programme and you’ll be cutting your leadership teeth in a huge operation that’s also part of the Walmart Group, the largest retailer in the world.
Retail offers a fantastic career for ambitious business-focused graduates, as more and more of them are coming to realise. If the penny has dropped for you, Asda is where you belong.
Name: Jim Williamson
Role: Sales Planning Analyst
Joined: Currently Year 3 of Finance Programme
"At this stage of my career, the experience I've had at Asda is completely unique. The structure here means you can be sat down with the CFO of a multi-billion turnover business giving your ideas and views. You think WOW. Only a handful of people get this kind of exposure.”
Training & Profiles
In a business where every penny counts, it takes all sorts of different skills to save our customers money. So our Graduate Programmes cover a broad range of business areas, giving you more ways into a future leadership role. There are opportunities in Retail Management; Customer service; Store development; Distribution; Trading (Buying); Finance; HR; IT Solutions Management; Ecommerce; Supply; Marketing.
Development is one of our biggest priorities, a commitment underpinned by our Asda Academies, the home of learning and development. Whatever your area of expertise, there’s an academy in place to develop your skills even further, plus a Leadership Academy to develop the behavioural skills you’ll need to inspire people in the hundreds and thousands.
At Asda, we hire for attitude, train for skill and reward performance, plain and simple. So it’s not your background or degree discipline that interests us. It’s your strategic brain, your analytical mind, your influential personality and your proactive approach. You’ll need energy in spades as well, because this is a business that operates at the speed of light and you’ve got to be able to live with the pace. It’s a big ask, but then again, whichever way you look at it, it’s a massive opportunity.
You can find all the information you will need regarding our Graduate Programmes, Industrial Placements and Internships via our website