Tesco to take on 11,000 temporary workers for Christmas 2020 – here’s how to apply

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TESCO is hiring 11,000 temporary workers to help out over the busy Christmas period.

The roles will come as a relief for thousands of workers who’ve lost their jobs due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tesco is hiring thousands of temporary workers over the seasonal period

The recruitment drive comes on top of the 16,000 new job opportunities Tesco announced in August after doubling its online deliveries compared to March.

Tesco Superstores and Extra stores will be recruiting for the roles, which will include picking for online deliveries, restocking shelves and supporting in any other day-today shop floor jobs.

There are 252 Tesco Extra shops and 479 Tesco Superstore across the UK.

The work will only be available for as long as the extra help is needed throughout the seasonal period when they are likely to be cut again.

But the supermarket added that it will be encouraging temporary staff to apply for permanent roles available in any of its stores once their contracts end.

“No two days are the same,” the hiring advert says, “and its a great opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people along the way and have fun.”

Applications open from Monday October 12 and you can apply on the dedicated careers page on the Tesco website.

To submit an application, you’ll need to register a careers account and create a profile that gives information of your latest skills and experiences.

You’ll also need to answer a few basic questions to test how you would react to certain situations, as well as submit your right to work documents.

If successful, you’ll be invited in for an interview where you’ll be asked a few questions and have the opportunity to get answers to any queries you might have about working for the supermarket chain.

Any questions about the hiring process can be emailed to [email protected]

It will be the second round of temporary roles the supermarket is hiring for this year after creating 20,000 short-term jobs back in March as it struggled to keep up with panic-buyers.

Tesco people director Rachel Bushby said: “We had a fantastic response for temporary jobs during the spring lockdown and we’d love to hear back from anyone who worked here then.  

“We’re looking for people who enjoy working as part of a team and are prepared to go that extra mile in order to help our customers.”

The number of available permanent and temporary jobs increased in September as businesses reopened following the Covid-19 lockdown.

It comes as the Office for National Statistics found in September that nearly 7000,000 Brits had been out of work since March with the unemployment rate hitting 4.1%.

This figure is expected to rise again significantly after the government’s furlough scheme ends on October 31.

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