Crunch the numbers so we can make the right strategic decisions for customers and colleagues. Get great operational and leadership training.

Status: Programme closed

Key Information

Salary - £32k pa

Eligibility – 320 UCAS Points (or equivalent); 2:1 Degree

Length – 3 Years

Our Finance team has one of the broadest perspectives in the business – touching every part of Tesco PLC. We have a huge variety of departments from Tax and Treasury to core Retail Finance. The size and reach of our business, not to mention our focus on value for customers, means it's vital for us to have exceptional financial management and planning strategies. The skills and knowledge of the people who work in Finance are key to serving Britain’s shoppers a little better every day.

 ‘Finance at Tesco spans geographies, specialisms and multiple associated businesses.  In a team of great people that can influence how our business operates, I can’t think of many better places for a Finance professional to ply their trade enjoying such a variety of challenge and experience’
Alan Stewart, Chief Financial Officer


Finance is at the heart of our business, offering a huge variety of roles and specialisms. Below are the key areas within our function:

  • Audit
  • Investor Relations
  • Tax
  • Treasury
  • UK Finance (including Retail, Telecoms, Customer, Food, General Merchandise and Finance Planning & Analysis)
  • Group Reporting and Control
  • Group Capital
  • Operations and Treasury


The programme will be based in Hertfordshire. 

Finance is at the heart of Tesco, and there are opportunities available throughout the group, whether this is international markets, associated businesses or our specialist finance teams. For example: 

You could join our team of Auditors in providing independent assurance, insight and advice to the Board and Management or work with our Property experts in ensuring that money is spent wisely on the investments that will benefit the business most.

Or you could work in our Treasury department, developing a global portfolio of Risk exposures and variables for the Tesco group.

No matter what your role, you will have the opportunity to impact our business and make changes for the better.


  • You could be working with stores one day, business partnering with food buyers the next and preparing insight used by the Tesco Executive a few months later!

    Please be aware, that as a candidate you can only apply for one Tesco Graduate scheme.

What you need to succeed

Read through the criteria to see if this programme is the right one for you.

Do you have:

The confidence to work hand in hand with senior leaders

A sharp mind to make sure our business has sound financial control

A strategic understanding to make sure our decisions are right

To work with others and achieve success together

To put people and our customers at the heart of what you do

To be agile in the way you think, make decisions and handle change

To stick to your values and do the right thing, even when it’s tough

A positive attitude, and a way of inspiring confidence in others

To be connected to the latest thinking, inside and outside of the business

The hunger to drive your own career and become one of our leaders.