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Our people promises

People give more to their work when they feel valued. We invest in our people to give them the best and get the best from them. Tesco Ireland is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes cultural diversity, people with disabilities and older and younger people into our workforce. We are committed to providing workplace training and lifelong learning opportunities for all our employees.

Our staff are at the heart of everything we do. One of the core values which drives our business is: "Treat people how we like to be treated".

In practice, this means we:

  • Are all part of one team
  • Trust and respect each other
  • Strive to do our very best
  • Support each other
  • Share knowledge
  • Enjoy work and celebrate success

By making Tesco a great place to work, we believe our people will in turn make Tesco a great place for our customers to shop.

We are committed to staff development – giving all our employees both the skills to do their jobs and opportunities to develop their careers at Tesco. Our training programmes cover everyone from general assistants to senior directors.

Providing promotional opportunities for our staff is a key business priority. Our Options scheme is our development programme for those identified with the potential to do a bigger or different job. The programme is available for all employees. In any given year we have an average of 700 people, of all ages and backgrounds, participating in our development programmes.

Tesco Ireland is an equal opportunities employer, hiring people of all races and religions, people with disabilities, and young and older people to work at our stores. In order to achieve this we know that we must provide for a variety of career paths and patterns of working, a good work-life balance and comprehensive employee benefits.

Where possible, we work with our people to accommodate more flexible forms of working. Working in Tesco's stores gives parents, students and other people a wide range of hours from which to choose. We have in place a wide range of family-friendly policies.

We offer a highly competitive package of pay and benefits to all our staff. This includes staff discounts, share schemes, healthcare, staff bonus and pension scheme.

Tesco is committed to having safe systems of work and providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff, our customers and our visitors. Our objectives are to ensure that as well as complying with the law on safety and health we will continue to strive for high standards that will safeguard our staff, customers and other visitors to our premises.